A new way to tout a book!

I am back from a much-needed vacay (finishing a book turns my brain into oatmeal) and am back at the worktable. Thought we’d start the week with some visual candy. A book trailer! (Think movie trailer with the “In theaters now!” line replaced with “In bookstores now!”) I have to say I really like the trailer my publisher came up with for A Sound Among the Trees, out on shelves now for about two weeks. It’s clever and cool and I like the music in the background. Makes me think of Hogwarts a little bit, which is totally not Civil Warish but is so inviting nonetheless.

What do you think? Have you ever bought a book based on its trailer?? If you want to see a few others to gauge your appreciation for book trailers, check out this blog post by publishing guru Michael Hyatt.  Do you think book trailers have the power to sway you as a buyer? Would love to hear your thoughts!

Author: Susan

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  1. Barb Riley on October 20, 2011 at 1:16 am

    Looks interesting. I'm glad to learn you have a new release out!

    Book trailers are a curious thing… I'm not a fan of watching them before I read the book (which defeats their purpose, I know) because whenever they use models (real people) to show the characters, it somehow feels like a bit of a spoiler to me. I prefer to conjure up my own images of the characters I'll be reading about. The same goes for actual pictures of characters on book covers. I don't mind them if they're partials, and leave some room for the imagination, but I find myself mad if it's a straight-up picture. In no way do I mean to diss your trailer. It's perfectly lovely and intriguing! I suppose it's more of a vent about the recent trend I've noticed.

    I can't wait to read the new novel!

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