Book Trailers

Marta Acosta is hosting a Book Trailer contest (details here). I have to admit, as much as I love techie stuff, I'm really out of the You Tube loop. I'm not much of an online video guru. So I'm curious, have any of you watched a book trailer? Do you have a favorite? Will you do a book trailer for your book? Let me know!!

3 comments:

Kathleen said...

I've looked at a few book videos on You tube, not because I have sought them out (not sure how one would go about doing that), but because they were linked somewhere. So far I haven't been that impressed.

I can see the possibilities for viral marketing if you had a cool video that got some buzz, but practically I just don't see how one can create a quick video on a book. A successful series could likely do a good one with a new book coming out, but just a regular book? I'll have to see a great one before I believe it can happen.

July 6, 2007 at 1:51 PM
Therese said...

I've seen a few book trailers, but the only ones that impressed me in a positive way were professionally done.

IMHO, they seem most likely to be more faddish than effective.

No trailers from me, or none that I'll make on my own, at any rate.

July 7, 2007 at 3:13 PM
Mystery Robin said...

I agree with both of you - I have yet to see it done well enough to convince me it's a good idea. Maybe it's more of a thing among the YA market, embedded in a MySpace page?

July 10, 2007 at 1:33 PM

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