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5 Good Book Trailer Examples

Liza Brown
Liza Brown Originally published Aug 17, 22, updated Jul 18, 24

Hello guys, publishing your book needs some online or digital presence to reach people worldwide. One of the best ways to achieve this is making a book trailer, even if it's a scholastic book. There are many websites available online to make a book trailer. But today, we are going to discuss a complete guide on how you can make a book trailer with some best book trailer examples. Let's start!

In this article
  1. Part 1. What is a book trailer?
  2. Part 2. 5 good book trailer examples
    1. Invisible Official Series trailer
    2. Lev Grossman's The Magician's Land
    3. Impyrium by Henry H. Neff
    4. Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
    5. Gods & Monsters by Shelby Mahurin
  3. Part 3. Ideas for a book trailer
    1. 1. Introduce the Synopsis
    2. 2. Keep it short
    3. 3. Narrate the story
    4. 4. Well structure
  4. Part 4. How to make a book trailer by using Filmora?
    1. Auto Reframe
    2. Speed Ramping

Part 1. What is a book trailer?

A book trailer is usually a teaser about your book. It indicates the storyline or primary features of your book. It is generally a promotional key to attracting readers.

book trailer

Part 2. 5 good book trailer examples

These are some examples of the best book trailers. You can have a look at them to understand them better.

Invisible Official Series trailer

What makes this one more impressive is its animation with perfect narration and effects. These make it more attractive for the readers.

Lev Grossman's The Magician's Land

This one has another unique idea. The author has taken reviews from some influential personalities and fans to introduce the story and concept of the book. This type of book trailer also helps in catching a large number of readers.

Impyrium by Henry H. Neff

It has a good animation with narration and great sound and editing effects. Moreover, the narrator's tone is exciting and seems to be a well-structured book trailer.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Its idea is also unique and good. The trailer starts with a grandfather narrating the story to his grandson. Another excellent example of exciting narration too.

Gods & Monsters by Shelby Mahurin

A short book trailer with story narration and some critical points of synopsis. This is also a good and quick book trailer example.

Part 3. Ideas for a book trailer

Here are some great ideas to make your book trailer more outstanding.

1. Introduce the Synopsis

You can excitingly introduce the book's synopsis to attract the readers. Try to take the combination of reality and fiction. The so-called virtual mainly refers to the omission of those secondary plot and characters to give the audience imagination and foreshadowing to cause the audience's expectations and illusions, thereby increasing the audience's suspense. The term "real" primarily refers to the central theme of the original movie, the protagonists, and significant elements of the particular performance.

2. Keep it short

A short book trailer is more viewed than a longer one. So, always try to make your book trailer quick.

3. Narrate the story

It is one of the best ideas to narrate the story as it will make the trailer more interesting to watch. Remember to maintain some suspense if the book you are presenting is a novel. Give a brief summary of the plot to encourage readers to keep reading to discover the solution.

4. Well structure

A good book trailer should be well structured and follow a concise and exciting frame structure. In fact, it is comparable to standard movie trailers in that its primary purpose is to advertise a work to draw viewers to it or to introduce the viewer to the author's creative concept or background. For creation, you can therefore also take inspiration from the typical format of movie trailers.

Part 4. How to make a book trailer by using Filmora?

Let's make an impressive book trailer with Wondershare Filmora.

Auto Reframe:

Resizing the video according to the frame makes your video more advanced. However, resizing every single frame is too lengthy but let me introduce you the Wondershare Filmora's Auto Frame. This feature helps you auto capture the main activity in the frame and then resize the video according to it in no time. It is essential to give your trailer or video a professional look much more effortless.

auto reframe

Speed Ramping:

In trailers, controlling the speed is the best idea as it makes the trailer look more professional and exciting. Mostly video editors only offer to control the whole video speed, but Wondershare Filmora offers you Speed Ramping. It allows you to control the speed flow throughout the video frames. You can easily change the speed of any frame. This killing feature can help you make an impressive book trailer.

speed ramping


This article concludes that book trailers mean a lot in this digital era. To generate more sales, you need them. We shared some excellent ideas and best examples for the book trailers. And how to use the fantastic Wondershare Filmora features to make it look gorgeous. I hope you'll better understand how you can make an impressive book trailer. Thank for Reading.

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Liza Brown
Liza Brown Jul 18, 24
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