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Wednesday, July 13, 2011
New Thriller Book Trailer: What Can We Learn?
In my writers group this week, we were talking about book trailers when I conveniently got an email from our very own GGW member Joylene Nowell Butler announcing the book trailer for her thriller, Broken But Not Dead.
The video was produced by her publisher, Theytus Books. Take a look to get an idea of what you might want when the time comes for your book to be published.
And Joylene, if you have time, let us know whether your publisher weighed in with you regarding the look, feel and content of the video and what you think of the finished product. I liked the music and the eerie mood shots of the forest.
For others, what value do you, as a reader, place on book trailers? Do you ever watch them for other books you'd like to read?
And for those who are just entering the realm of the internet and all its possibilities, many of which are fast becoming staples of book marketing, consider perusing the book trailers posted on BookTrailers.com.
I'm a writing junkie looking for other writing junkies who are in this gig for the cool of it. People striving to be better writers because that's where their minds fly. I've accrued any number of writing credentials: author of "Growing Great Characters From the Ground Up: A Thorough Primer for the Writers of Fiction and Nonfiction"; writer of short stories published in Watchword, the Berkeley Fiction Review, Iconoclast and other literary journals; journalist of hundreds of articles for such publications as the Chicago Tribune and Inside Karate Magazine; playwright of a play produced in Hollywood. But what I'm looking to create now is a safe haven for writers where they can forget the brutality of the publishing world for awhile and help one another jump literature to a new level. If you're that person, or would like to be, welcome.