Book Trailers

Happy Friday! Hope you have had a fantastic week.

What do you think about book trailers? Do you love them? Hate them? Don’t pay attention to them?

I hadn’t really paid much attention to them in the past, but would give them a watch if I saw them float through my social media feeds. I think a good trailer can help a book, however, there are some out there that seem to have cheesy background music and the images don’t reflect the words on the screen. I actually started a Pinterest Board of book trailers so I could easily find the ones on the books I have read to share with friends. I plan to promote more of them on my personal book blog this year, too!

Pinterest Book Trailers

Have you ever bought a book based on a book trailer or at least gone on to look up more information about the book? What are some memorable book trailers that you have watched? 


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15 Responses to Book Trailers

  1. Mary Hughes says:

    Hi, Amy,

    Book trailers are fun! Though I can read the blurb in a fraction of the time it takes to sit through a trailer. But if I like the images, I’ll watch gladly. 🙂

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  3. Edie Ramer says:

    Amy, I like book trailers, but I don’t seek them out. If I do see one, it’s usually because someone posted it on Facebook and it was humorous. Sheila Clover English started the book trailer business, and she’s created some great ones!

  4. I remember a couple of years ago when book trailers were all the rage, and it seemed like everyone was doing one. If I see one for a book that I’m interested in, I’ll watch it, but I don’t seek them out. They can be fun bonus features, though.
    Jennifer Estep`s last blog was …More Gin on the way …

    • Amy R says:

      Hi Jennifer – I agree about the fun bonus features. One thing I like about them is when authors choose images of people that they see as their characters. I have a difficult time visualizing characters when I read so if the characters are not on the cover, I like to see them in trailers.
      Amy R`s last blog was …Excerpt & Giveaway: DEADLY FORCE by Misty Evans

  5. Happy Friday, Amy! I enjoy book trailers, too, but I don’t seek them out either. And now that I think about it, I actually haven’t watched very many. My friend Ophelia London makes her own trailers, and they are terrific.
    Robin Bielman`s last blog was …A little tease to warm you up

  6. Dale Mayer says:

    Hi Amy,

    I had one done, but honestly I can’t be bothered to watch or get them done! lol.

    • Amy R says:

      Hi Dale – I think they probably take a lot of time to do them yourself (when you should be writing) or are costly to have someone else do them, so I can understand not bothering with them. I so wish I could do that for authors. It would be fun. But, that is way outside of my abilities.
      Amy R`s last blog was …Excerpt & Giveaway: DEADLY FORCE by Misty Evans

  7. ki pha says:

    True, I haven’t paid much attention to them either but I have been liking the trailers I’ve seen from authors I enjoyed these past years. Plus many of them got me hooked or made me want to read the books so that was a win for them. The ones I remember are the HR trailers for Lisa Kleypas– The Hathaway series, Victoria Alexander— The Perfect Mistress, and I can’t forget Julia Quinn when she had a trailer for her Smythe-Smith series in Just Like Heaven and her standalone in Ten Things I Love About You. And then there’s Sarah MacLean for her Love By Numbers series…. Eleven Scandals To Start To Win A Duke’s Heart! Yeah, they were fabulous.

  8. I think the book trailers Sheila did for Christine Feehan really got me hooked on one of her series, so they definitely have impact, and I think going with someone like Sheila, who really knows what she is doing, is key. Well for me, anyway, LOL. I’m such a perfectionist I’d tear my hair out trying to do it myself. Although a mutual friend of Edie and mine, Jody Wallace, did one herself with her daughter’s artwork and it was really great.
    Michelle Diener`s last blog was …The Season for Giving

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