Books are like the movies now, you have promo trailers now which can either work in their favour or just make you go meh.
Personally, I like book trailers. The visual impact they offer can sometimes overshadow even the book blurbs and just make you go all out to buy the book. Sometimes they are like those beautiful covers that you see, which alone are enough to instigate the reader into picking up a book and heading over to the sales counter with it.
However, not all book trailers have such results. There are those lousy ones or ones that fail to channel the book and can often turn the reader away from the book in question.
More often than not, it is the blurb/summary which will make you pick up a book, but there might be times when it’s just the book trailer alone. Has that ever happened to you?
It has happened to me, with the following trailer, which is still my favourite book trailer to date. The first time I fell in love with this book was via THIS TRAILER.
My Sister Jodie (by Jacqueline Wilson):
This is another trailer that is so full of beautiful people and tantilising music it has me pining for the book. Don’t you just love it?
Here are some other trailers which caught my eye.
Prada And Prejudice (By Mandy Hubbard)
It has a Jane Austen-y feel to it (is that Regency music?). Plus, dukes.
The Body Finder (by Kimberly Derting)
It gives me the creeps, which, I figure, is the eventual purpose of it.
I love this one SO much. The girl’s commentary reminds me of the Before I Fall trailer, which I liked too.
This book that some fantastic fan made trailers on YouTube. This is one of them.
Which trailer is your favourite? Have trailers ever made you go all out to buy a book?