Monday, July 19, 2010

Seen Any Good Book Trailers Today???

Today, I'm going to start a series of posts on book trailers. They seem to be all over the net now. Homemade, professionally made, long, short, and yeah, some just right. I, myself, have found them to be fun and useful, but somewhat mystified by how affective they really are. The jury seems to be still out on that one. Still, they seem to have definitely risen in popularity, and I for one, being a visual/audio type person, enjoy a good book trailer. How about you?

For this first post, I'm going to talk about different kinds of book trailers. In each post, I want to showcase different book trailers, so I welcome any links of favorite ones you wish to share.

So, the question is for you today? Have you seen any good book trailers that you've had to press the replay button on YouTube? Any that made you want to buy the book, or at least check it out at your bookstore or library? I'd love to hear about it.

So here's some book trailers I found while either trolling on YouTube or being given a link.

The first kind is the ones with video and voiceovers.

Here's a great one called The Healer's Apprentice by Melanie Dickerson, a new YA medieval romance from Zondervan.

This second one is called The Found by Margaret Haddix. It uses videos, sound effects and words, but no voiceovers.

The third is done with pictures and word frames. It's called Refuge, a YA mystery/suspense. And yeah, it's mine. :0)

So tell me about your favorite book trailers on the net. What do you like about book trailers or not like about book trailers in general?

(A footnote... I hope you can see them full screen. The embedding seems to cut part of the trailer screen off on my computer.)

Until next time….

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