Monday, 13 July 2009

A last look at book trailers

Well, last until I find something genuinely new to say. As you may recall, I have come to the conclusion that book trailers are more likely to hinder sales than help them, unless the trailer itself is so brilliant that it goes viral. Since then I've seen a couple of decent ones that probably did not hurt sales, but I'm really not sure they will help much either.

But for anyone interested in more informed opinions, check out this post in which various publicists give their various opinions of book trailers.

5 comments:

Janna Qualman said...

I've seen trailers for books that haven't even been fully written yet, let alone considered for publication. What's up with that?

Janet said...

Seriously? Sounds totally clueless. What's the point in creating a buzz that will be forgotten when (and if) the book comes out?

Some people just like to jump the gun. Perhaps it's an ego thing.

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Janet said...

Thanks.

Stephanie Faris said...

I feel posting the first chapter of the book and a brief summary is MUCH more powerful in convincing me to buy. Unless the book trailer is going to run on TV or at the movies, I won't even watch it. It's a book. I want to know what reading it will be like.

 

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