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Are you an author with book trailer(s)? You should check out this FB group — .

If you don’t have trailers for your book(s) – you should check out my latest book, its all about using Web 2.0 and Social Media to promote and there are 2 chapters about book trailers – including over 1200 free or low price resource links – many for pictures and music for trailers –

Below this video, I’ve included the detailed table of contents for the book trailer chapters.

I’ve had a good number of people comment to me that this book is easily worth the cost – just to have all the free and low cost resources that I share — there are over 1200 resource links and over 90% are FREE.  Almost every idea that I share in this book is free – this book is ideal for the budget conscious author or business that wants to use the internet to promote their product or service.

Part Four – Use Audio and Video Multi Media Options

Chapter Thirteen – Book Trailers – What Are They and How Can You Use Them

  • Meet the Requirements For Individual Video Sharing Sites
  • Locations to Post Book Trailers
  • Preview the Book
  • YouTube
  • YouTube Video Page Content
  • Tube Toolbox
  • Tube Mogul
  • Examples to Help You Learn More

Chapter Fourteen – Creating a Book Trailer

  • Simple Programs to Make a Slide Show
  • Window’s Movie Maker
  • Using Windows Movie Maker
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Windows Movie Maker
  • Free Pictures for Book Trailers
  • Using Pictures to Promote Your Books
  • Free Music for Book Trailers
  • Adding Sound Effects to Your Trailer
  • File Conversion Options
  • Examples to Help You Learn More

After Book Promo 201 was released – I discovered a series of great “bot” programs to add friends and connections to your social media accounts. They all wok well – but I highly recommend the YouTube Blaster program – I’ve switched from Tube Toolbox to YouTube Blaster and am very happy with the way it performs – check this link for more info

I just got a new review for my book Book Promo 201 and wanted to share it :)

Nikki Leigh pushes you off the dock into the ocean of the deep web and takes you to a new shore of Internet book marketing. So, get yourself out of your little local pond and let Nikki Leigh show you how to market on the seas of every continent.

Take this book to its highest power and you will be working weeks and weeks to do all the things Nikki Leigh tells you to do, go to all the places she tells you to go, and get a presence on all the sites she says are important to promote yourself to as many people as possible.

Follow Nikki Leigh page after action-packed page and get busy soon after you go to and buy your download of Book Promo 201: Harness the Power of the Internet with Web 2.0 and Social Media Marketing.

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Imagine – using a cocktail as a promotional tool.  Read on for details about the ingredients for this cocktail and how it has worked into the promotion of Cafe Tempest: Adventures on a Small Greek Island by Barbara Bonfigli

Retsina has been given a bad rap, starting about 500 b.c. when some picky Athenians turned up their Grecian noses at the scent and taste of pine resin. Being a readily available natural resource — pine forests were a lot more common in Greece than cork groves — it was used to seal traveling amphorae of white wine. These plugs of pine added a certain flavor to the wine — turpentine comes to mind here. Heroditus records no complaints back then. For a while it was even trendy to add a little pine mash to the freshly pressed grapes. But when the Turks began overrunning parts of Greece a few hundred years later, a legend grew that pine sap was added to the wine stores to spoil them for the invaders. That sealed retsina’s fate in the area of public relations — ’til now.

When I started going to Greece in the 80’s, the Turkish invasion theory had waned, and I was told that a bit of resin in your wine prevents a hangover in the hot, ubiquitous Greek sun; be sure to pack a bottle for your beach picnic. I wasn’t buying that, but I am buying retsina. The fact that I, a Californian born within sipping distance of the vineyards of Napa Valley, really like retsina, indicates that the ancients were on to something. Either that or it’s clear proof of reincarnation. That, however, is a another story…maybe the sequel to “Café Tempest: Adventures on a Small Greek Island.”

Publishing a book requires a thorough review. I discovered that my novel mentions retsina 34 times, not in a loving way. According to my protagonist Sarah, retsina can start your motorbike, remove nail polish, cure you of thought, and cause –what is it?– oh yes, memory loss. Unfair Sarah! I decided to correct this slander. For my first book party, held in a fancy Greek restaurant in New York City, I decided to create a cocktail based on retsina. A friend and I experimented with lots of ingredients (this is pure fun, by the way, as long as you’re not planning to drive anywhere.) We couldn’t get it quite right. Then the bartender at the restaurant added a little Samos, a sweet Greek dessert wine to our concoction. Bingo! The “Café Tempestini” was born.

We served it that first night, to a lot of discerning i.e. highly skeptical — but brave– Greeks and they were amazed. The main ingredient is rather disguised of course, but you can still taste retsina in there. Now I mix a batch at every bookstore event, book party, dinner party. People adore it; and how it opens their ears and imaginations and wallets! Books are flying out the door.

To learn about Barbara Bonfigli and Café Tempest, feel free to visit any of these sites.

Order Café Tempest directly from the publisher – or from Amazoné-Tempest-Adventures-Small-Island/dp/0981645313

To see the complete tour schedule visit

Barbara Bonfigli’s website –

Blazing Trailers
Books at the speed of fun.

Over 300 books strong and growing…

It’s official. Blazing Trailers is now open for submissions. If you
have a book trailer, it’s free to post. Instead of inviting readers to
view your trailer on a dead end url at a video sharing site, send them
to Blazing Trailers. Each video is accompanied by an excerpt, review,
blurb, author info and BUY LINKS! Blazing Trailers authors are also
invited to share their news, contests, reviews, etc on the home page.

The site is still in the first stages, but we’re planning a launch
party soon. The next phases of Blazing Trailers will include
individual author pages and viewer comments, among other surprises.

To submit a trailer visit
The submissions form is still beta testing. If you have any questions
or problems, please email me at

Oh, and did I mention…it’s FREE?

Kim McDougall