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May 16, 2020  

The meeting will take place from the comfort of your own home, on your computer, using Zoom videoconferencing. You’ll need to register in advance for this meeting. It’s easy — just give us your name and email address. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

10:00 a.m. -NEW!!! Meet online and mingle in Breakout Rooms with fellow writers
10:40 a.m. – Club business
11:00 a.m. – Speaker presentation
12:00 p.m. – Think Tank

An Inside Look at Book Trailers and Other Multimedia

Presentation Description:

“Wow, that’s a movie I can’t wait to see,” or, “Jeez, not my cup of tea.” How many times have we thought something along these lines after seeing a movie trailer? In the early 2000s, a new trend began to emerge—trailers for books. Whereas movie trailers have become finely honed tradecraft, book trailers are still at the Wild West stage. What is a book trailer compared to a video clip of an author interview or reading? What are the elements of a book trailer? How do you produce a book trailer? How can you determine its effectiveness? What are opportunities for other multimedia? These questions and more will be answered as Dan Linehan digs into the book trailer he created for his multimedia serial novel The Princess of the Bottom of the World. An online, nonfiction Multimedia Traveling Companion accompanies the series and uses a wide array of visuals and audio to ground and further enrich the reading experience. Dan will also discuss its development and implementation.


In 2000, Dan Linehan switched careers from scientific researcher and engineer to full-time writer and editor. Focusing on creativity, education, and outreach using multiplatform storytelling, he is widely published—in many forms of writing that include poetry and fiction—and has won awards for his work. Video, photography, and other visualizations often play important roles. The Princess of the Bottom of the World was inspired by these travels.

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