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.
Nice book trailer!
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Thank you for posting. I am sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, I have been away for a few days. If the book is as exciting as the trailer you've got a winner. Good luck with it.
I'm very new to this and have no idea whether my self-made book trailer will help sales but I don't think it will hurt, so why not? Thanks for starting this thread, Pearson!
In Jessamine, Grace Hylton, an African-American, arrives on the Caribbean island of St. Crescens full of doubts about her husband’s political aspirations, doubts about her marriage and doubts about the wisdom of relocating. Her native-born husband, Julian, has lived most of his adult life in the States but has come back to St. Crescens, determined to pull his country out of the cauldron of corruption, nepotism and crime into which the leading political dynasty has taken it.
An architect by training, Julian buys and restores Jessamine, an old Great House. What the Hyltons don’t know is that Jessamine is home to the ghost of Arabella Adams who lived there as a governess during the late 1800s.
Jessamine is told from the alternating viewpoints of the two women – both foreigners, both married to local men. An old injustice binds them across the century that separates them, but can Grace discover its roots before St. Crescens is plunged into violence and chaos?(
The trailer looks very professional. It reminds me of my younger days when I visited The Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, and Haiti. Good luck with the book. I'll look for it when it comes out in June.
Well done trailer. Good description following which is important to keep the viewer on the page and learning more about your book. Good luck with it.
Great trailer. I think it will definitely help! Good job!
Something's stuck here! Your reply has said "2 seconds ago," for the past 24 hours. Maybe try posting it again and see what happens.
I can honestly say, Pearson, that I've been motivated to buy a book or see a movie because of video trailers. They set the mood and tone for the book, and without the video, and would not have otherwise been interested. However, like the book, it has to be top quality or it won't be worth the effort. In your post, you say your friend doesn't know how many sales the number of views has accounted for. I'd be interested in knowing how many sales he had altogether, and what other types of marketing tools he has tried in conjuction with the trailer.
Good job, Eugenia. Doesn't look self-made, I think that's the key.
I feel the same way that Chris felt. It just something fun do and it is bascially like a movie trailer. Instead of reading what the book is about, you get see what the book is about. You have to remember that your book cover( if done professionally) and catchy summary is what draws your readers to your book.