Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Fun New Tool for Authors and Bloggers

For authors, bloggers and book reviewers: a new awesome tool. It's free, but you can also upgrade to pay plans. What is it?

It's Powtoon, a professional, animated presentation software. It's in the cloud, so you don't have to download or buy any messy animation programs that may or may not work on your computer or device. Watch the example below. It's an experimental book review geared towards young adult readers. They're a huge and book hungry audience, so this was a good first experiment. And in a world where graphic novels have taken off, this could be an advantageous way to get your reader's attention.

Yes this is only a book review, but think of the applications. A book trailer? A sample chapter? An ad for you blog or website? Check out Powtoon, or the video above and let me know what you think. In the meantime, I'll be playing with more free software and trying to find the next best gimicky tool for indie authors.

(Here's another one I'm working on... only this time I'm trying out emaze. I can't find the sound for it.  http://app.emaze.com/215591/thrillreads-reviews )

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