048: Film Marketing Fridays, How to Sell Your Film on Amazon (Part 2)

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In this Film Marketing Friday, I’ll be discussing the topic of how to effectively sell your film on the Amazon marketplace.  This is “Part Deux” in this topic discussion.  I’m joined by Dennis Waller, who is an author, speaker, and filmmaker who has been very successful at selling on Amazon and is willing to share what he knows to help all of us out.

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Scott McMahon is a Fellow Film Trooper at Film Trooper, a website for helping filmmakers attain filmmaking freedom. Scott recently made a feature film for $500 with no crew called, The Cube. Want to know what equipment was used to make that film? Grab a FREE gift at www.FREEGEARGUIDE.com

  • Hey Scott, do you find the limitations of having only a SD quality file on Amazon a big deal?

    • Hi Jamie,
      You know, things are constantly changing so fast. Amazon used to require that you send the a DVD and they would create a digital file from that … which is why they could only support SD versions. However, through CreateSpace, they’ve just stopped accepting DVD submissions and require independent video creators to upload their files. I’m waiting for official word from Amazon, but this may mean, that they’ll finally start accepting HD files and start selling and streaming those files now. But I’ll let you know as soon as I do.

      • That’s what I was thinking exactly. Just a matter of time. I remember making my first DVD with Createspace. Had to send a physical DVDR but now with uploading that should parlay into HD uploading fairly quick.

        • Yeah, it’s funny. Amazon hasn’t updated all of their FAQ’s yet. There is still information about submitting your DVD, but then they have one section that states that they are no longer accepting DVD submissions, so I think with their investment into the Amazon Fire phones and media players, they’ll eventually get to optimizing their submission process for indie producers.

          • Yes. I noticed that as well. The whole submission process looks a little out of date and almost as if it’s of low priority. Which is a tiny bit concerning. But again probaby just needs a little time.