RARA-AVIS: Re: THE FOLLOWER book trailer!

From: crimeflix (jmks100@aol.com)
Date: 22 Nov 2008

  • Next message: gsp.schoo@MOT.com: "Re: RARA-AVIS: SMALL CRIMES AND DRAGON TATTOO"

    Hey,thanks so much! And that's a really good question, Dave. I guess the answer is, Who knows? It's so hard to quantify what works and what doesn't (and I'm sure publishers don't really know). I haven't done a trailer before, so I'll let you know how it goes. But, yeah, I think it's potentially a good way to reach readers. Personally, I prefer teaser trailers of about 1 to 2.5 minutes (as opposed to longer trailers). I've seen some viral-type videos that are pretty cool. They aren't s book specific but they can generate some gret buzz. Of these, I really like the homegrown ones tht James O. Born does like this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsumD8NefKs

    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "jacquesdebierue"
    <jacquesdebierue@...> wrote:
    > --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "davezeltserman" <davezelt@>
    > >
    > > Jason, I know these days everything is tried to get books
    > > From your experience/observations, how effective are book
    trailers in
    > > attracting new readers?
    > >
    > I am not Jason, but I have some friends who have made trailers in
    > order to attract youtubistas and such, of which there are millions.
    > is one more tool, a good one, in my opinion.
    > This is a simple example, a photographic trailer for Jim Kunstler's
    > novel _A World Made by Hand_. It got over 27,000 views, probably
    > people who would not otherwise have heard of the book (or the
    > matter).
    > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-zi_u0Q1RwY
    > And Jason, I will pass on the word about your trailer.
    > Best,
    > mrt

    This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : 22 Nov 2008 EST