First, let me tell you that I am a VERY recent convert to the notion that authors need videos. I went kicking and screaming into video for all the same reasons you might be objecting. No time, no money, for one. But also, I’m a writer. I’m not a visual person. I didn’t even like to WATCH videos much less create them.
Then I saw this quote from literary agent Rachelle Gardner’s blog. Technically the post was about Pinterest, but it applies to video too. “As a writer, you may be more attuned to words than visuals. You may not be a YouTube fan, and you prefer to read a written blog post rather than watch a vlog. But the rest of the world – your readers – isn’t like you. They enjoy pictures as well as words (or more than words).”
Lucky for me, just when I wanted to learn video, Katie Davis asked me to beta-test her latest online course, Video Idiot Boot Camp. I’m telling you, I went from knowing NOTHING to being able to create all different kinds of videos in a matter of weeks. And you know what? I’ve found I LOVE making videos! It’s a brand-new creative outlet for me, and I’ve discovered that making videos is just telling stories in a different medium.
Now the course is officially launched so YOU can learn to make videos too. I know firsthand that to get just one professional video created costs, at a minimum, $200, and more often $500+. So this course is a great deal. In fact, I’m now so passionate about what I learned I’m helping Katie promote the course.* What better way to do that then to share a video testimonial with you. I hope you enjoy it! If so, check out my YouTube channel too! 🙂
If you decide to sign up and use my link, I get a referral. So if you do, thanks!Categories: Agents, Authors, Books, Children's Books, Creativity, Picture Books, Publishing, Social Media, Video Idiot Boot Camp, Writing · Tags: Agents, Author, Book Trailers, Books, Children's Books, Creativity, Julie Hedlund, Katie Davis, Picture Books, Publishing, Video Idiot Boot Camp, Why Authors Need Videos, Writers, Writing, YouTube