Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Book Trailers


Book Trailers ~ A picture is worth a thousand words.

The book trailer is the new (some will say not-so-new) advertisement for your book. It gives a whole new spin to your work. I’ve seen a few of them done and it is a pretty exciting venue for the new author to showcase his or her work.

You’ve seen movie trailers right? Well the book trailer is a little like that except in front of the pictures is scrolling parts of your story. The sleeve of your book will tell a little to the reader so that they will buy the book. Now with new age technology someone came up with the brainstorm to do Book Trailers.

It hasn’t been around long but it may be the new way to promote your work and feed it to tons of possible buyers out there in the market. I’ve found an informative blog who talks about just book trailers and if you click the title up there or here --> BOOK TRAILERS it will take you to the site.
Now go take a peek and see all of the possibilities that are out there to promote your work.


I know, I know, you’re still writing that great American novel or short story, right? And you have more of the craft to learn yet? Well that is okay too. It doesn’t hurt to look ahead and dream of where your book will end up besides in the trash bin.

Forge ahead with your dream! Dream big and big dreams will come true. There are so many possibilities for self-promotion out there today that if your book isn’t flying off the shelves you need to ask yourself, "Am I doing all I can to promote my work?"

Note from author: todays pic is of the State House in
Annapolis Maryland

1 comment:

susanswritings said...

Wonderful post! I love book trailers. No, there are not so new, lol but not so old either, =)
I have seen several book trailers that are really good and creative.
Yes, a nice way to have your book out there. Let's dream about book trailers tonight! =)
-Susan