I love this trailer because, how can you not love this trailer? It's got everything - music that builds tension, live action, dogs, and just enough about the story so you must go to the nearest bookstore/library and pick it up. It also hits the sweet spot of a minute or so.
I'm sneaking this YA in here just because it's one of the best trailers I've ever seen. It's a little longer than a minute, but I think she gets away with it because it has All the Things. Actual actors, beautiful cinematography, and a great hook. I believe Sara had this done by friends who are industry professionals. So they shot scenes and edited and the whole thing was done like a film. Awesome!
THE WIG IN THE WINDOW (weirdly, I can't link the video. Click here to see it on YouTube).
I love this trailer. Great voices, eye-catching graphics and again, a hook that grabs in just under a minute. However, if you don't have the funds for a trailer, or the time or inclination, I have always loved what Kristen Kittscher did here (which could be used in lieu of a trailer. Creativity people!):
And last, but not least, here is a multi-book trailer of sorts that will have you thinking of Elmer Fudd, or maybe that's just me. This was put together by the Class of 2k14.
So there's my take on book trailers.
Did I mention I have a book coming out TOMORROW? A Blog Tour shall commence on May 6th, starting with Mindy McGinnis at Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire and will carry on through May 14th ending here at Smack Dab. I'm giving away lots of goodies including a hardcover of The Secret Hum of a Daisy, a couple of other new debuts, and a $25 Amazon gift card. Come on by and enter to win!
I leave you with this: