Tuesday, February 22, 2011

My First Bookst Trailer for Star-Crossed Rascals

I've just made a Book Trailer for my first published book:
Star-crossed Rascals. Phew! That took me all day. My first attempt was yesterday, but I had more editing to do, but when I tried to upload my new version, it wouldn't take. I finally figured I could upload it straight from Windows Live Movie Maker toYouTube, though it took nearly an hour that way.

While I was looking for Free Royalty-free music, I came across a wonderful website. Now, I thought that I could just download music for free if it said it was free, but apparently not. I did some research with Google and found information on some websites that said if you use the free music for a product that earns you big money, the owner of the music can later claim some of your profits. Yipes! That's scarey. Let's face it, all us writers are all going to be millionairs, right?

Rick Vanman produces music for people to download for free providing they mention his name on their book trailer, adds or movies. He has quite a selection of free tunes, and many you can purchase. What a great idea. That takes away the worry about getting sued for downloading illegally, 'cause even if you think it's free, it's probaly not. Anyway, you can listen to his video explaining all that, so I'll give you the link, but firstly, I'll give you the link to my Book Trailer. Don't forget, this is my first, so it's not the best.


 Now, here is Rick Vanman's Website:



  1. Dang it! The sound doesn't work on my crappy computer. Any suggestions???

  2. Hi Anna,

    Hmm, maybe your speakers are plugged into the wrong socket. Try that. That's what happened to me once.

    Or maybe you have a headphone plugged in. Has someone else been using your computer?

    Maybe you just nees to click the speaker button. If non of that works, Try Google. They answer everything.

    Good luck.

  3. It was awesome! Love the music and the pictures. You are so talented!

  4. Thanks Chrissy. Rick Vanman's Royalty Free Music is great. Wait until you see my book trailer for Velvet. I've finished it except for one more picture.

    Can't wait to post it on YouTube.

    Thanks for visiting.