It's kind of funny. When I dreamed about being a published author so many years ago, my only thought was that I had to tell a great story. It was only after I got published that I learned there was a whole lot more to this author business. Telling a great story remains the most important bit, but there's a side to this business that focuses on promotion. It's one of my least favorite parts because I'm still learning things and the returns on the investment of time and money aren't always clear. I understand the importance. I have to spread the word to all near and far about the release of a book. I have to tempt people to pick it up when they've never heard of me. It's not very easy.
Despite our mutual love of books, we are a very visual people. You can tell by the amazing amount of money we devote to movies and theater. We like to see things sometimes, drawing us in a little closer. As a result, authors have gotten drawn into the business of book trailers. I've seen some astounding trailers and I've seen a lot of bad ones. But I don't know how much they are actually drawing in readers?
So, to help me decide whether to look into having a book trailer made for my new book, I need some help from my lovely readers. In the comments section of this blog, please leave your thoughts on book trailers.
Have you discovered books through the trailers?
Have you decided to buy a book because of a trailer?
Do you like book trailers?
Do you ignore trailers?
Also, are there any trailers you really like? Please leave a link or the name of the book so I can track it down.
If you would rather send me a private email on this topic, I can be reached on JocelynnDOTdrakeATgmailDOTcom .
Now, since you have agreed to help with this, I will pass these videos along. These are a few book trailers that I personally love. I have not read the books yet.
Thanks for all your help!