Book trailers have emerged in the past few years as a new way to advertise novels. They’re like movie trailers, but they only seem to be online, not on TV.
The first book trailer I watched was for Meg Waite Clayton’s book The Wednesday Sisters, which we read in my book club.
Initially, I thought I was watching a movie trailer, and that this book was being made into a movie. Then I started to discover more book trailers.
I have to agree with that. It does stand alone. I like that trailer a lot. I don't know how the book will be. I'm going to check it out at the library. So I guess in this case, the trailer worked.
If you want to watch some trailers for young adult novels, try the Novel Novice website. They are specifically geared toward young adult fiction.
I recently came across a website where an author named Elle LaPraim picked out 10 of her favorite book trailers and wrote a little blurb about why she likes each of them. (You have to scroll down at that site to see the trailers.)
Do you like book trailers too? Add a comment with a link to your favorite.