Discussion: Book Trailers
You know, to me movie and TV show trailers make sense. They get audiences excited for what is a very visual medium. But what about book trailers?
Most book trailers are just visual representations of the blurb that the author copies and pastes right above. They’re getting more and more popular with the rise of social media marketing strategies among authors and publishers alike. Yet I just don’t see the point. I mean, you read the blurb above so why would you need to watch the trailer? Maybe I’m missing something here but as a reader and blogger I don’t feel like they add anything to the whole bookish experience.
What I want to know is: What do you guys think of book trailers? Do you enjoy them? Why? Are you like me and fail to see the point? Let me know in the comments section! This is a topic I’m not really all that familiar with so I’m more than willing to hear both sides of the argument.
Meanwhile, here’s a book trailer of sorts we did for The Ninth Orphan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fml1Z5saLH0