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March 22, 2012

TQOTD - Book Trailers - A Good thing or bad thing?


Hi GCReaders!

Today I want to share a couple of book trailers with you. I am a fanatic of book trailers. I love them and think every book should have one. Unfortunately, not everyone feels the way that I do. I've had a lot of readers tell me they think it's stupid to have a book trailer.

Check out the trailers below.

Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi (GoodReads)


Balthazar by Claudia Grey (GoodReads)


Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris (GoodReads)



Yes I have read all three books and I LOVE THEM! Is it just me or are book trailers getting better and better? 

How do you feel about book trailers? Do you think they are a good thing, or just plain stupid? Why?




18 comments:

  1. Okay, so I'm the opposite of you. I don't care for book trailers. However I do love this "Under the Never Sky" trailer. One of the things about book trailers is you can add a face to your characters. So I guess I'll put more consideration into it.

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    1. I love book trailers! I wish every book came with one so I can put them in my review. lol

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  2. I think book trailers can be really great- or really terrible...but I will admit that book trailers have caused me to read books that I probably wouldn't have otherwise.


    That Under the Never Sky trailer is like a mini movie- holy cow!

    Love the Unraveling one too!

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    1. I love the trailer to Under The Never Sky! It's awesome! I've bought lots of book based on the book trailer.

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  3. ADORE book trailers and have hand picked a selection to have running in our store. Break out the popcorn I say!

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    1. Me too, Francine! I've seen some really great ones (like Under The Never Sky) and bought the book based on it. I have to come visit your store soon! I love your store!

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  4. I still haven't jumped on the book trailer bandwagon. The few that I've watched have been very poorly made and really didn't make me want to read the book at all.

    I will say, however, that Mira Ink's production of The Immortal Rules trailer was pretty neat.

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  5. It all depends on the quality of the trailer as well as the actors who portray the characters. (Much like actual movies based on books, lol.) I really liked the Under trailer but when I read it I imagined everything and everyone lot grittier.

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    1. True. I didn't think of that until you mentioned it. They could have been a bit dirtier lol.

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  6. I have to say, I was not a fan of book trailers when I first discovered them a few months ago... but then I found a book that sounded okay, but didn't stand out to me, until I watched the trailer! Now I always watch trailers, lol!
    It just happened again right now, Unraveling sounded okay, but the trailer has really piqued my interest now and I'm adding it to my list!
    Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. OMG Margie, Unraveling was awesome! I sent it to Amanda and I keep begging her to start it! LOL

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  7. I'm a fan. I agree with you that they are getting better. I think its an emerging medium that is still figuring itself out. I wonder if part of what people are reacting to when they don't like it, is that we are surrounded by really great film trailers. (And some crap but let's stick with the good).

    And yes, those have budgets and experienced creatives putting them together - a playing field that a lot of book trailer makers are not on. So maybe we are prejudiced by an idea of what could be?

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  8. Honestly, I don't care one way or the other. I find that they usually say what the blurb says just with pictures and music. Some are done well and some are lame.

    Good question!

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  9. I like book trailers, they usually get me even more interested in reading the book, especially if they're done well.

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  10. I like book trailers, especially if they are good. I like them when it is a new author to me, because it gives me a chance to get a idea of what the book is.
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  11. Book trailers are definitely getting better! It was only about a year ago when book trailers were little more than slide shows set to music with some text floating on the screen.

    It'd be great if these got some actual air time...like on the tv, you know? Sometimes I feel like the only people who view these trailers are book bloggers, and chances are they're going to buy the book anyway. With these fancy new trailers, I wonder how many skeptical readers would give books a chance!

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  12. They can either be a hit or a miss. The ones that are just stock photos zooming in and out = horrible. But their are some really good ones, too.

    Check out Born Wicked and The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer's book trailers. They are great!

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  13. I really don't care about them. But I'd never watch a trailer about a book I've not read yet. That's because I hate any kind of spoilers :)

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