My friend, author Stephen Poleskie, recently had a book trailer made for his book VIGILIA'S TEMPEST. While it had over 700 hits on YouTube in the first months it was up, and has now passed 4300 hits, he is not quite sure how many sales this actually accounted for. Here is the link to his book trailer if you would like to check it out:
Let me know what your opinion is of the effectiveness of book trailers, positive or negative. Please feel free to post your book trailer here if you have one, or someone elses if you wish to comment on it.
I am glad that you found this discussion helpful. Having known numerous people in the movie business, as well as writers, I can assure you that nothing is ever as "glamorous" as it is hard work. My friend Lamar Herrin, who was head of the MFA Creative Writing Program at Cornell, was a movie actor before he became a writer. One of the reasons he became a writer, he says, was that he read so many books while sitting around on the set waiting for his take. Good luck with your project. I am looking forward to seeing it when it is completed.
Here it is, my first attempt at the world of video. I tried to make it as entertaining as possible on a limited budget.
I like it. I think you could post more description under it. Give people a place to see your links in print so they can access them easily. Post to vimeo too http://vimeo.com/groups/122124 if you like.
An interesting concept; I'll check out the book. Thanks for posting the trailer.
Congratulations, the two trailers are quite effective. I'll look for the book, in English of course. But I will forward your Spanish link to an author friend of mine who lives in Valencia. Thanks for posting.
I do think book trailers are helpful especially for books for the younger readers. With the right piece of music, stories could be performed more dramatically or pique interest. I don't know if they eventually lead to sales but they do spark interest in readers/watchers to find out more about the stories. So that's a good start for me.
My book trailer is available here: http://www.carryusoffbooks.com/my-clearest-me.html
I made it and paid $0.99 for the music. :)
Have a lovely day ~
Well done. Captures the spirit of the book (of a children's book) nicely.
This is cute and so appropriate for intended age group. Lovely!