Whether you are traditionally published, self-published or waiting to be published, a book trailer can bring your book to life using the same channels as established authors and publishers. But what kind of book trailer? What are the pros and cons of each type? And should you do it yourself or call the experts?

The producers at Fraga Studios will give you the information you need to navigate this powerful marketing tool and reach your intended audience in a new way.

Recap by Kellie Larsen Murphy

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Book Trailers 101: Find the Hook for Your Book
Thursday, May 29, 2014
6:30-8:30 p.m., with complimentary hors d’oeuvres
The Broadberry, 2729 W. Broad St., Richmond
Ample parking available in the Children’s Museum parking lot across the street, on street, and in the lot adjacent to the Broadberry

$10 in advance, $12 at the door, $5 students

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Panelists

Tom_HSforwebTom Sanchez Prunier is a freelance screenwriter and film producer who began his career in journalism and corporate communications. He is the producer, co-writer and assistant director of Finding Alyce, an independent feature film currently shooting in Central Virginia. He has produced and directed promotional videos for industrial, retail and non-profit clients, including the James River Writers’ 2013 conference video.  Prior to his career in film and video, Tom was a communication manager at a financial services company. He lives in Midlothian, Virginia.

Lew_HSforwebLew Fraga has more than 25 years experience in still and motion imaging, photo finishing and independent filmmaking. He was a producer, writer, director and the cinematographer for the web series, Phenomena: Probing the Paranormal, and has filmed dozens of promotional videos and commercials. The owner of Fraga Studios, Lew is an award-winning illustrator and member of the American Society of Media Photographers and the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. He lives in Midlothian, Virginia.

Mark_HS_01forwebMark Alan Peasley is a freelance producer and editor whose projects include the short film “The Percentage” and web series Phenomena: Probing the Paranormal. He has 20 years experience in video production and digital media. A professional illustrator and graphic designer, Mark does work for Upper Deck and Marvel Comics. A co-founder of Iconograph Studios, his work appears at conventions throughout the Mid-Atlantic. He was the editor of the Our Last Gasp web comic and director of Refrigerator Magnet Poetry Slam. Mark lives in Midlothian, Virginia.

 

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