Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Trailing Along

One promotion idea that is really picking up, thanks to a YouTube world, is doing trailers for books like you would for movies. Part of me goes against this idea since I’m all for having a reader (me) use their imagination when it comes to characters. How many times has your favorite book been turned into a movie and when you see it you’re put off because it’s not what you envisioned it would be?

But the other argument is hey do whatever it takes to get potential readers into the bookstore and the way to do that is create some buzz. To that, I really like this book trailer (thanks to Ondo Lady) for Step On It Cupid by Lorelei Mathias. It’s quick and funny and instantly draws you into the main character, Amelie. You want to hear her story and know you’ll be rooting for her all the way.

So, what do you think of book trailers in this video age?



Mel Francis said...


Kwana said...

Thanks so much Mel. This one was done the traditional way. But I did do some tests your better way with text all around. You'll see that tomorrow. I'm so excited!

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

I'm all about trailers!! I think the more buzz the better for authors. Like you said it just might draw more people into bookstores!

Kwana said...

You're right BG. The more readers the better!

keri mikulski :) said...

I'm kind of on the fence.. As a reader, I don't want people imagining what the characters should look like for me, but I agree with brown girl gumbo, the more buzz, the better..

Keri :)

Kwana said...

It's a tough call Keri. I get it all the way. Thanks for visiting.

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