An Indie Author’s Journey: Book Trailer Time



I’m delving into the world of indie publishing. Some authors go the quicker route and use a source like CreateSpace or Kindle Direct to immediately get their books out there.

There’s nothing wrong going that route, but I’ve decided to take a different path.


I have been sitting on this video for months…waiting for the time when I could share this gorgeous book trailer for LUNADAR: Homeward Bound with the world.

I’m quite pleased with the finished product, but it was a constant battle to try to upload to YouTube. I never could do it and began to wonder if every step of this publishing process was going to be fraught with overwhelming struggles.

Then I realized I was looking at things wrong.

It takes a village to birth a book and I was trying to do it all by myself, so FATE decided to put a few obstacles in my way to help me appreciate all the effort and teamwork that goes into the artful making of a book.

Finally, with the help of an old Taekwondo student (thank you bunches Malik!) this lovely book trailer is now uploaded for the whole world to enjoy.


What do you think? Do you like it? Will you help me get the word out and share this video with your friends?



LUNADAR cover jpg


Ruler by day, a reluctant pirate by night, 18-year-old Princess Ariana fights for her subjects in the waterfall city of Lunadar. In a kingdom surrounded by fairies and mermaids, and ravaged by deadly Drundles, only a chosen few are trusted to guard her daughter, Candra, as the secret heir to the throne.

But it only takes one ill-fated meeting for Ariana to suddenly be plunged into an escalating web of secrets found in her father’s journal, a deadly kidnapping, and an ever-weakening resolve to turn her back on the call of the merman’s song.

With Ariana’s world falling apart and the future of Lunadar at stake, how will she bring her father’s murderer to justice and fulfill a deathbed promise to protect Lunadar’s legacy?




International best selling, award winning author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna is a BOOK NOOK REVIEWS host providing the latest book reviews on all genres of children’s books, and the host of WRITERLY WISDOM, a resource series for writers. Donna is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators and Children’s Book Insider. She is a lover of dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection. Donna’s latest book, LUNADAR: Homeward Bound (a YA fantasy) from Story Catcher Publishing ebook edition is now available at Amazon and other online retailers, with the print edition coming out late fall 2018.

Donna L

Hybrid award winning author; aspiring sketch artist; and 4th Degree Senior Certified Taekwondo Instructor. Host of BOOK NOOK REVIEWS. Member of SCBWI. Mom to fabulous son and adventurer delving into the tricky world of indie-publishing.

2 thoughts on “An Indie Author’s Journey: Book Trailer Time

  • July 29, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    I read the book and I can’t wait for the movie. There HAS to be a movie!

    • July 29, 2018 at 11:44 pm

      Lol, Janet, THAT will probably be only in your dreams, but I like how you think!

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!


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