Our regional SCBWI chapter hosts wonderful workshops on different aspects of children's publishing, called "Food For Thought". Yesterday's workshop, Book Trailers and Online Promotion included a panel of SCBWI-IL authors and illustrators who shared their experiences creating book trailers and other on-line promotional tools for the picture book, middle grade, and YA markets.
The panel included:
Host, Librarian, blogger, Amy Alessio.
Middle grade writer, Brenda Ferber, who shared her trailers for Jemma Hartman, Camper Extraordinaire.
YA writer, Laura Ruby, who shared her trailer for Play Me.
Picture book illustrator, Larry Day, who shared his animated trailer for Nanook and Pryce.
I was so inspired by the presentation, I went straight home and created a trailer for 1 Zany Zoo. Thanks to the amazing illustrations by Colin Jack and the jacket copy by Chloe Foglia, I think it turned out pretty well. I'd love to know what you think!!