Have you seen them floating around YouTube? Little one- or two-minute clips, designed to make your mouth water for a particular book: book trailers.
It seems logical, doesn't it? Like movies, novels are a form of story-telling. A good hint at the story should make people want to buy the book, right?
But how many people you know browse YouTube looking for books? Do you?
How many people buy books as a result of viewing a trailer? Do you?
Is it worth the time and effort and financial outlay to create a book trailer? Will anybody see them who is not already a fan?
Please answer the poll at the top of the left-hand sidebar, and then tell me why I should or shouldn't make a book trailer when the time comes. Or if you've made one, tell me what you've learned.
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