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  1. Jeff Countryman

    Jeff Countryman Living the dream Supporter

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    Why not "video trailers" for books/novels ???

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Jeff Countryman, Sep 4, 2015.

    Video trailers would be expensive to produce but could work for books/novels just as they do for movies/TV shows :). Should writers attempt it??? It would be an awesome way to attract attention and get your writing in the limelight.
     
  2. Sack-a-Doo!

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    I've seen some writers do sort-of animatic videos (somewhere between motion graphics and 3D animation) but not full live-action productions. Whether or not it helped, I don't know, but I've seen a few on YouTube.
     
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    Well, for movies and TV shows the fictional work IS in video form. Creating a video-form trailer for something that is in text form doesn't seem all that useful.

    I suppose that people do also discuss books, so I could imagine a video interview or discussion with people who've read the book.
     
  4. OurJud

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    Not sure I understand. Do you mean trailers like this, but for novels instead of films? I'm using this example because it's the trailer for the movie adaptation of a book.



    Don't ask me why it's showing in double. It doesn't when you watch it on youtube.
     
  5. GingerCoffee

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    I think book trailers are great. I'm not sure we've seen enough of them to know how effective they are in marketing, but I am considering making one.
     
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    Here's one for Rick Yancy's The Fifth Wave.
     
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    Here's a link to several book trailers from a friend's website:
    http://www.kakrisko.com/kakrisko_004.htm
     

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