Book Trailers

Apparently they’re all the rage.  Nowadays, people don’t just want a blurb, they want a mini-movie-trailer to show them what they ought to be imagining.  I kid you not.

All fiction books that are targeted for teens have to have a trailer, and many adult fiction books do too, nowadays.  So, now I have to create a trailer for the book I am about to have published.  It is hard enough to write a synopsis but now they want me to dilute it further and make a clip?  Please! 

Anyone out there with a little advice on this subject?


About Bea Turvey apprentice author and witch

I am a wild-haired author who cannot stop writing. The writing process is not a task for me. It is an extension of myself. When I write, I lose myself as easily as if I slipped into the story for a swim. Writing became a serious part of my life in Decmber of 2009. Unless you're reading this in 2017 it wasn't that long ago, and the bug hit me hard and fast. My first novel, Banished, was published in March 2010 and is available at If you read it, or anything else I've written, I hope you'll post a review and let me know why you liked it - or even why not!
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One Response to Book Trailers

  1. Marianne says:

    Hi Bea,

    Book trailers for YA books are actually great marketing tools and can be as simple or as complex as you want. A 2009 survey found that 45% of teens actually purchased a book after viewing the trailer. I specialize in cost-effective trailers for those of us who do not have thousands of dollars to throw at a trailer. If you’re interested in talking send me an email and I would be happy to advise.

    Best of luck!

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