Online author Web site directory FiledBy is partnering with StudioNow, a company that provides online video production, asset management and syndication services. As a result of the collaboration, FiledBy will offer video book trailers and on-location author interview videos.

FiledBy CEO and president Peter Clifton acknowledged that producing commercial-quality video can be prohibitively expensive for authors, and that the alliance with StudioNow will “make on-location video shoots and custom book trailers more accessible and affordable. This will allow more authors, illustrators and book contributors to take advantage of the promotional power of the video medium,” he said.

The video services are available to all FiledBy authors. Authors will be able to post StudioNow videos on FiledBy and any other site, including their own Web sites, social networking sites, online video sharing platforms and online retailers’ sites.