The verdict is in, folks. Have we not said it enough? Book trailers are an indispensable tool for evangelizing books to the online world. We’ve compiled a list of 14 book trailers with millions of views with the hope of sharing one valuable insight with our writer friends: book trailers work, period. Shame on writers who haven’t made a little book movie for their story yet–look at these views!
It’s still early days, but according to Deadline both Aziza Barnes (Snowfall, Teenage Bounty Hunters) and Natasha Rothwell (Insecure) are developing the project, with Barnes writing and both Barnes and Rothwell executive producing.
Like every great story, the premise of MIRACLE MILE is simple and one as old as time: Boy Meets Girl, Nukes Destroy the World. The structure is schizophrenic and eager to spit on its audience. A layer of innocence walks us through the beginning, misguiding its viewers into a false sense of optimism.
Knockemstiff is such an amazing name for a town, you’d have a hard time believing it’s authentic. But, residing in the area of Ross County, Ohio, with an estimated population of 56,753 people, it is very much a real town. Back in the 1950s, the population was only about 450, and—according to author Donald Ray Pollock—the majority of its residents were “connected by blood through one godforsaken calamity or another.”
It’s bizarre that films often have accompanying soundtracks, but books don’t. If I was in charge of literally anything, issuing out book soundtracks would be my number-one priority. Don’t trust my album-book pairing capabilities? Ha-ha! Looks like you’ve already fallen directly into my trap. Take a look below and get prepared to be proven wrong once again.
What goes into making a book trailer? Is the author involved? How long does it take? We interviewed the team behind the book trailer for Mandi Lynn’s novel I Am Mercy to find out. First of all, let’s take a look at this gorgeous book trailer!
Your book trailer is finally live on YouTube! Now what? Well, if you’ve followed the advice in our recent blog post on how to use your book trailer, people should be watching your trailer! But how do you know if it’s working? What do all those analytics mean, and which numbers should you care about?
Nick Cave writes the kind of lyrics most people only emotionally experience after binge-drinking for three days and deciding to play chicken with traffic. A good majority of the Bad Seeds’s discography is what I imagine getting punched directly in the heart feels like. Your Funeral…My Trial and Let Love In alone oughta qualify for Most Emotionally Brutal Albums Ever Recorded, and it’s amazing Murder Ballads hasn’t been made illegal yet.