Ya know – it wasn’t until about a year ago I realized that book trailers were a THING. I don’t know if this is a major marketing tool – I mean, I have participated in a few reveals – and I can surely see the appeal and why they are becoming popular.
However, the ones that I have seen are cheesy as all get out – and hardly ever do they get me excited for the book.
Let’s set the cheese factor aside – I already have a THING for faces on book covers or a couple – so when I see a trailer and an actor portrayed as a character, that is who I picture. My memory is scary – with random things that don’t matter – so I will remember THAT face and it’s SO frustrating. (I know, I am weird)
Back to the cheese factor. I feel bad saying this – because I know people work hard on them but c’mon. You have to admit they are cheesy. Honestly, I have found that the best trailers are fan made – and not the actual trailer that was created for the book. Either way……
I just don’t watch em. I don’t get excited for them, and they sure don’t get me excited for the book release – and I now no longer promote them.
Tell Me Your Thoughts
What are your thoughts on Book Trailers? Do you think this is a beneficial promotional tool?
Tonyalee is an avid reader, gym junkie, coffee addicted workaholic, and blogger. Be sure to follow on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram for random shenanigans.