Trailers for films make sense. Couple of minutes to get the general idea of the film, some snappy music and hot celebs and BAM! You can't wait to go and see that when it comes out at the cinema.
But a book trailer?? I've been seeing these round the interwebz in a bunch of places. So far the ones I've seen have been for Austen spin-offs or Meyer related nonsense. I don't actually understand. So I'm supposed to watch a minute of live action and think: whoa, time to read the book. What? That doesn't make sense.
1. There might be a bunch of hot men/women in the trailer, but maybe they look nothing like their written counterparts.
2. Trailers give absolutely no indication of how well-written or not the book is. Or is this the point? Just flashy images and ignore the fact that the writing is complete and utter drivel.
3. Waste of time and effort.
Apparently in this day and age videos are the way to get word round. It's been advised to make a video for YouTube when promoting your work to agents/publishers, but I always envisaged reading aloud some of the text, or at least featuring some of the words somewhere. Not just a sequence of silliness. Can anyone clue me into this bizarre new trend? 22 and I already feel behind the media times...
In other news:
I've added pages to my blog! This should make life so much easier. It includes a list of awards and a mile worth of to-be-reads.
It's Friday, it's the blog hop. Go find something great.
Time to go find the red wine. Enjoy your weekend! xo