Book Trailers – Love or Loathe?
So, book trailers are becoming a bigger and bigger part of marketing a book. Some trailers are now so slick that they look as though they are showcasing a movie rather than a book! But do you guys actually like them or not? We decided to ask a selection of book bloggers to tell us their favourites – how about leaving a comment to say whether any of these would make you want to pick up a book?
Struck by Jennifer Bosworth
“It’s fantastic. I reminds me of a movie trailer and really makes me want to read the book. It’s very captivating and exciting!” – Siobhán @ Totally Bookalicious
Entwined by Heather Dixon
“Entwined makes good use of imagery without ever feeling cheap. It sets the atmosphere well with the music and images and gives me a good idea of what the story will be about. Plus, I think the style is pretty.” – Deni @ Small Review
City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare
“Ooh, I just saw this trailer yesterday for City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare. I don’t usually like books trailers but I absolutely LOVE this one!” – Maria @ Fantasy’s Ink
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
“I like that this trailer doesn’t require actual models, but the animation is attractive and very smooth. I actually prefer book trailers that don’t use models because the acting has to be excellent for it to work well; I strongly prefer something like this that still gives you the feel of a fantasy novel and gives you just enough information to make the viewer curious to learn more!” – Brenna @ Esther’s Ever After
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
“My personal favorite is the one for The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. It captured the mood of the book perfectly, and I loved the art and the music. I think it was the first time I could honestly say a book trailer sold me on a book–I bought The Scorpio Races the week it released!” – Maggie @ Maggie’s Bookshelf
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
“I want to see this movie so badly!! Wait, what? It’s a book trailer? Holy crap, get me this book.” – Britta @ I Like These Books
Matched by Ally Condie
“This one sets up the premise of the novel beautifully, and leaves the viewer hanging, wanting to know just what is going on!” – Danya @ A Tapestry of Words
Well, what do you think? Any of these appeal? Have they changed your mind on what can be achieved with a book trailer?