HOTELS HOSPITALS AND JAILS by Anthony SwoffordSometimes authors are also terrific actors. Jarhead scribe Anthony Swofford appeared in one of the first cinematic book trailers ever filmed!
JAMES PATTERSON – MasterClass PromoA trailer for James Patterson’s 22-video writing class. The insanely popular MasterClass produces promo videos for each guest speaker. Seems like this one could be the new benchmark for author videos as far as image quality.
SPAM NATION by Brian KrebsFormer Washington Post reporter and cybercrime expert Brian Krebs appears in this interview-style trailer that uses branded graphics and creepy music. We think it sounds like an episode of True Detective.
HOW TO HANG A WITCH by Adriana MatherThis super-meta-author video uses clips from the full-length cinematic book trailer for How to Hang a Witch, merging the author interview with behind-the-scenes clips.
DAYS OF RAIN AND BLOOD by Rod HewittAn emotionally engaging interview footage mixed with cinematic B-roll and gorgeous, haunting music. Days of Rain and Blood is Hewitt’s forthcoming first novel.
FACE THE MUSIC by Paul StanleyKISS legend Paul Stanley jams out on his acoustic as he tells readers about his new memoir and what inspired him to tell his story.
STRANGE AS IT SEEMS by Chip JacobsBecause sometimes a minute just isn’t enough! This video for Chip Jacobs‘ bio of his uncle, the great Gordon Zahler is probably more of a short documentary.
YOU HAD ME AT WOOF by Julie KlamAuthor Julie Klam appears with Oscar-winner Timothy Hutton in her hilarious mockumentary-style book video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpuX3hsjegY
MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN by Ransom Riggs
Extremely well-produced book trailer with over a million Youtube views. Certainly a reminder to authors who hope to have their books adapted into movies. This book went on to become a Tim Burton film. Hmm, maybe he liked the book trailer 🙂