Book Trailers #2

Last night, I was discussing book trailers with the students in the continuing education class I teach at Hofstra University titled, “Take Control of Your Writing Career: Self Publish.” I was going to blog about that topic today, but when I checked to see what I’ve posted about book trailers before, I found the following post, which I’ve reposted. My feelings about them are still the same. What do you think of book trailers? Do you have one for your book?

Making 'Baby Grand' (& Other Literary Rugrats)

When I first wrote about book trailers back in November 2010, they were a growing trend in independent book promotion. Now they’re pretty standard as part of a marketing strategy, as many indies and traditionally published authors have them.

That is, except me.

Last week, my writer-friends in the Long Island Writers Group were urging me to do a book trailer for Baby Grand.

Truth be told, I’ve been hesitant. Here’s why:

  1. A professionally done book trailer costs $$$$. Over the last few years, I’ve seen tons of book trailers, many of them not very good or effective. And I really think a bad book trailer reflects poorly (just like a film trailer would) on its book, which might be incredibly good. So if I were to do a book trailer, I’d want it to be professionally done. That means it’s going to cost me some $$$$, which leads…

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2 thoughts on “Book Trailers #2

  1. Here is my trailer. I would love to know what you think. It was done by a production company, they never did a book trailer before so they did it very reasonably and Scott Perry did the voiceover for FREE. That was so nice of him!

    • I love it, Doreen! It tugs at your heart strings and makes the viewer want to read your story, which is just what a book trailer is supposed to do! Gosh, I’m so sorry about your brother. He would be very proud of you. <3

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