I've been considering whether I want to create (or have created for me) some videos for my books. Whether you call them trailers, videos, peeks or whatever they are good marketing tools for books. I don't know if they really generate sales or not, but they certainly can generate interest.
I happened to get in contact with the talented author, Fran Lee. She also regularly posts on Examiner.com too. She agreed (after I begged pathetically) to create a video for me using a free service called One True Media.
I decided I wanted a different piece of music than what was available from OTM so I went hunting for sites for royalty free music. Not FREE music. Nor pirated music (piracy is a diatribe for another occasion). No, this is royalty free. Which means you pay a set fee for blanket use of the piece of music. I found a really great site called stockmusic.net. I really loved the options to listen to the demo of the music and their search tools were the best that I found out there. They are NOT cheap though. A single track costs around 29.95 (depending on the track) and you can get multiple tracks for slight savings.
Despite my pickiness, Fran Lee created a super book video for me - here it is... Please let me know what you think by posting a comment.