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Review: Renderforest Realistic Book Promotion Video Template - Fast Cloud Video Creation

Renderforest Realistic Book Promotion Template.
Promoting physical books using video is becoming increasingly popular. Despite ebooks and digital copies of physical books gaining ground, people still like the simplicity of a physical book in their hands.

As such DIY Video creation site Renderforest can help you make a promotional video featuring a mock up of your book that looks very convincing as a real book with their Realistic Book Promotion Video Template.

I've reviewed other video templates by Renderforest including their 3D Animated Explainer Toolkit, and their Whiteboard Animation Toolkit because I really like what Renderforest offers as a DIY cloud video creation service (#notsponsored but this article does contain my affiliate links). Their template editor is really easy to use, and I've yet to find a template that wouldn't lift any amateur video production to a more professional level.

The Realistic Book Promotion Template, while not actually showing your specific book, could be a great way to give people a quick glance at the contents of a physical book, or could make a digital book feel more tangible, and visually interesting, in your video promotion.

The template features 12 video scenes with placeholders for you to insert your own images and text. There's also a template scene where you can insert your own full screen video if you wish too.

Text within the book is limited
to short sentences.
Note that if you want to showcase a lot of text, such as is shown in the main feature image at the top of this article, you'll need to scan those pages as images. While there are scenes where you can enter your own text onto and into the pages of the book, these are limited to titles and short sentences.

I used the template to showcase my Brooklyn Art Library Sketchbook Project images. The end video actually feels a lot like paging through the physical sketchbook. Watch my finished video below.



The only clues that it's not the actual sketchbook is, the book in the video is a hardback book, with the pages glued into a spine that has room for the book's title. The actual sketchbook has fewer pages, is stapled together at the spine, and has no room on the spine to print anything.

Speaking of the spine, that's the only let down for me on this particular template. There's no option to edit the spine of the books in the template other than to enter your book's title or some other words you might want on the spine. If you could at least change the color of the spine and the text that would make this template just a little bit more versatile. Being able to place an image on the whole spine would be even better.

It only took me a couple of hours all up to recreate my sketchbook using the template. Much of that time was spent retrieving my image URLs since I didn't upload any of my images to Renderforest directly.

I'm happy to promote Renderforest whose service also includes cloud apps for designing logos, image mockups, and websites. What I like even more is that you can pay per product (e.g. I only paid for a high quality, watermark free download of my video) or, if you think you'll use the service a lot, there are subscription plans that will save you a considerable amount over the pay per product option (and unlock features like more storage and the ability to create longer videos).

Personally I keep coming back for their video templates, which always save me time and never fail to give me a DIY video I can be proud of.

I'm also happy to say, from first hand experience, their support team are very responsive too, should you have any issue that's not covered in their support FAQs.

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