Films have previews. Why shouldn’t books?
Today The Read Room is offering an open forum on what I’m (perhaps belatedly) beginning to notice as a growing trend in the literary world: trailers.
I’ll say up front that I know very little about book trailers at present– only that they come in many varieties, that I’ve chanced upon them more frequently lately, and have seen literary gurus offer advice on how to make an effective one.
To give you a sense of what a book trailer is/can be, here are five examples:
What are your thoughts on book trailers? Talk about anything: would you make one for your book? What would your ideal trailer look like? Do you think they’re useful? How do you think we’ll see book trailers employed in the future?
If you’re an author and you’ve made one, please share a link and I’d be glad to update this post to include it 🙂