Okay, so this post is mostly to discuss book trailers. In the 30 Days of Genre meme (which I need to get right back to) we were asked our favourite book trailer. I realised that I haven't yet really invested in the world of book trailers.
Do you watch book trailers?
Do they sway your decision to buy a book?
If a blog post includes a book trailer, do you ever watch them or do you concentrate on the words of the blog post?
Do you have a preference for a certain type of book trailer? One that aims to bring you elements of the novel, or one that shows the author talking, or something different?
One of the reasons behind my asking these questions is the fact I was sent the following book trailer, which I urge you to watch...
What did you think? Did it make you any more or less eager to read this novel? And what sort of impact do you think that book trailers will have on the careers of self-published authors? A necessary tool of the trade to get the word out? Or something that might discourage people even further from reading their novels.
Now check out this book trailer:
What are your thoughts on this one? Compare and contrast your respective feelings for the two book trailers, if you please, for my interest!
I have ended up watching a few book trailers in the process of composing this blog post, and I am starting to warm to them as a fun extra in the process of marketing novels. Do you have any favourite book trailers that you can share with me?
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