Book Trailers

4 Comments

  1. I'm new to book trailers and I still think they’re cool but I hear what you’re saying. You can only get a glimpse of the characters and an idea of the plot. Do you think book blurbs or review quips do a better job? They may.

    I have two new ones I had done for two of my books and I welcome any comment on the book trailers (good or bad. I myself like them but they only show a quick glimpse of what the book and characters are about, more a feel than anything else.

  2. I’m new to book trailers and I still think they’re cool but I hear what you’re saying. You can only get a glimpse of the characters and an idea of the plot. Do you think book blurbs or review quips do a better job? They may.

    I have two new ones I had done for two of my books and I welcome any comment on the book trailers (good or bad. I myself like them but they only show a quick glimpse of what the book and characters are about, more a feel than anything else.

  3. I think book trailers suffer in comparison to movie trailers because of the level of professionalism that is available. A lot of the book trailers out there look like they were done by amateurs. As a public, we are already used to high-quality videos (even from home computers and indie film-makers), and so when I see the book trailers that currently float the web, I'm disappointed. I think once the technique is perfected, I'll like them more, but for the time being I have to say there must be other ways to advertise.

    In terms of your book trailers, I adore the music. I think if you're going to use images, they should take up the entire screen or be in a "widescreen" size, rather than a vertical picture that looks cropped and centered in a square black screen. Also, your font is hard to read at times because it is white text sitting atop portraits of your characters. Keep up the good work, and I look forward to seeing the evolution of the book trailer market!

  4. I think book trailers suffer in comparison to movie trailers because of the level of professionalism that is available. A lot of the book trailers out there look like they were done by amateurs. As a public, we are already used to high-quality videos (even from home computers and indie film-makers), and so when I see the book trailers that currently float the web, I’m disappointed. I think once the technique is perfected, I’ll like them more, but for the time being I have to say there must be other ways to advertise.

    In terms of your book trailers, I adore the music. I think if you’re going to use images, they should take up the entire screen or be in a “widescreen” size, rather than a vertical picture that looks cropped and centered in a square black screen. Also, your font is hard to read at times because it is white text sitting atop portraits of your characters. Keep up the good work, and I look forward to seeing the evolution of the book trailer market!

Leave a comment