Yesterday, a friend sent me a trailer for her book (which will be released in November.) She asked me to watch the trailer and to critique it.
I explained that I don’t completely buy into book trailers. I rarely watch them. I’ve never made a purchase decision based on them. I generally don’t find them effective. (There was one, for a suspense novel that started with a kidnapping, which very effectively used the ringing of a phone to heighten tension, but I don’t even remember the name of the book.)
There’s been a lot of talk lately about book trailers, on a number of blogs (GalleyCat has embraced the topic, as have numerous individual authors.)
What are *your* thoughts? Do you watch trailers? Do you like them? Do you choose books to buy based on them? What is the best trailer you’ve ever seen?
Mindy, who had some *good* things to say about her friend’s trailer, in addition to some more critical thoughts