What a year for book trailers! 2018 saw some of the best book trailers ever made from both big publishing houses and indie authors alike. It seems like every year the industry trends more toward quality and experimentation and as a result we’re seeing fewer and fewer of the slideshow variety book trailers that once dominated the field. Whether the video is stylized like a movie trailer, uses chapter excerpts or animation, or features authors discussing their books, it’s an exciting time in publishing and for the written word in general. Below are some of our favorite projects of the year.

1. The Strange Fascinations of Noah Hypnotik

Written by the amazing David Arnold, this YA novel is soon to be a major motion picture from Paramount!

2. People Like Us

One of a series of three book teasers created for the popular Young Adult novel from Penguin Teen.

3. Two Dark Reigns

The much-awaited third book in the Three Dark Crowns series from Kendare Blake.

4. Secret Keeper

The sequel to Jane Harris’s debut novel Riven, featuring Chase Coleman from The Originals.

5. The History Makers

The debut novel from award-winning author, producer and comedian Val Bodurtha.

6. Strands of Starfire

Our first ever book trailer for a Space Fantasy Romance and judging by how much fun we had making it, hopefully not our last!

To see more amazing book trailer productions, follow these links:

Awesome Book Trailers from Other Peeps

Non-Fiction Book Trailers

Brilliant Author Videos