Xtranormal, if you haven't already heard about it is a website where you can make your own 3D movie to promote your book. My head is twirling thinking of all the things you can do with this. Xtranormal offers a wide variety of characters, sets, and animations that you can easily add to any movie you create. Cast your actors, write your script, and share your movie with your buddy/buddies and family. And the best part is, you don't need a huge budget or a film crew. Believe me, this thing is addicting. I plan on using it for my next book which a couple of writers and I are working on right as we speak.
The coolest thing about this is that you can download right to YouTube. I mean think of all the possibilities. And another cool thing is you could have two of the characters in your upcoming book talk about the book's release. Now is that cool or what? Let's say you're a blogger and you don't have a book? Have these animated characters talk about your blog, what they can find there and why we need to see it!
So since we're still in the editing stage of a revamped paranormal/comedy/romance/mystery (hopefully by the time it's ready we'll know which genre it needs to be in, lol) I made one for one of my older books, Romancing the Soul. Now before you watch, Romancing the Soul is an anthology. I wrote some of it, then gathered soul mate stories from everywhere I could find them, people were sending me soul mate stories and it was just a blast. So I wanted to experiment with this to see how it works but I'll be visiting Xtranormal again real soon for upcoming books.
So here's my video!
If you decide to make one for yourself, add your link in the comment section so we all can see it!
Dorothy Thompson is CEO/Founder of Pump Up Your Book, an innovative public relations agency specializing in online book publicity tours. You can visit us at www.pumpupyourbook.com. Let us take your book to the virtual level!