Thursday, November 29, 2012

Trailer Thursday: Book Edition

by Kathy F.

Do you ever look at book trailers? I look at them from time to time. I've seen the good, the bad, the funny, the not-intentionally-funny. Although nothing quite beats the ego-trip that is the trailer for Rapture by J.R. Ward. Watch the author get her makeup on and tell you nothing about the book.

I can honestly say I have never bought a book because of a trailer. However, I do enjoy the search for a good one. You know the budget for these trailers is usually small. I get a little thrill when someone comes out with something really creative, something that gives me a little add on in anticipation or remembrance of a good read.

Some of these trailers are a little old, but I like them and enjoyed discovering them.

First up: Blackbirds & Mockingbird by Chuck Wendig

Who knew just words and narration could be so dynamic? Well, they have to be the right words, of course. Find here a perfect marriage of text and voiceover that gives you a feel for the character of Miriam Black without giving any of the story away.

Trickster by Jeff Sommers

When I came across this trailer on Pinterest, I did actually go right to Goodreads to look it up. Yes, it was already on my TBR shelf (but then finding a book that's not on my shelf is an almost herculean task, am I right?). I really liked the music and the final tagline made me sit up and take notice.

The Restorer by Amanda Stevens

I've already mentioned how addictive I find this series. The silhouettes and the end graphic just do it for me.

Linger by Maggie Stiefvater

I've actually never read these books, but the trailer is so lovely.

Blueberry Girl by Neil Gaiman

Narrated by the great Neil Gaiman with illustrations from Charles Vess, this trailer is probably my favorite. There's a little something in my eye right now, so watch, get misty, then go buy Blueberry Girl for the girl in your life (yep, it's going to the girlchild this Christmas).

How about you? Do you watch book trailers? Have they ever convinced you to buy a book?
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1 comment:

  1. I've never bought a book because of a trailer or even, I admit, watched a book trailer before, but I'm now enchanted with the idea of trying to get my kid to make me a book trailer using Minecraft. It would completely entertain me to see the pixel creatures acting out a scene from one of my stories. Ha. But I'm still probably not going to buy any books based on videos -- they just don't sell me on reading experiences.