Using AI Tools to Create Short Form Marketing Videos

Tell your readers a story! Use free Amazon Web Services tools to record and short form videos for TikTok, Instagram, and other social media channels.

  • Use Amazon Polly to create natural sounding text-to-speech audio file snippets from your book in many different dialects and accents.
  • Use Amazon Translate to create snippet translations you can use for blurbs – or copy back in Amazon Polly for easy translation snippets you can download and use.
  • Use Canva (Free version!) to bring your sound snippets and video together to create marketing videos you can use to dazzle readers.


  • Chelle Honiker

    As co-founder and publisher of Indie Author Magazine, Chelle brings over two decades of executive operations and leadership experience to the role.

    But really, she's a geek at heart.

    She started on her path as a training and technology expert when she was the only one in the office that could fix the printer, and they kept sending her to classes to learn more stuff.

    Eventually she became a sought-after speaker and trainer, traveling all over the world. She's a TEDx Event Curator, Organizer, Coach, and Speaker.

    Currently, Chelle runs Indie Author Magazine, Indie Author Tools, The Author Tech Summit, and her own publishing career from the Hill Country of Texas, to be near her adult daughters, and new baby granddaughter, who is a certified #BabyGenius.

    It's said she could run a small country with just the contents of her ever-present backpack. She'd rather not put it to the test.