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.
One of the many mystifying zen koans in show business is, “you have to have an agent to get an agent.” It may not be literally true, but the principle behind the cliche is that you have to be actively engaged in your craft and knocking down doors to get noticed. With so many options available to artists today for self-promoting their work, most agents only want to represent clients who are showing up for their own careers by doing as much footwork as possible on their own. This is especially true in the literary world.
When it comes to book trailers, less is more! After all, if you’re an author, you want to use that trailer across all your social media platforms and in digital ads to tell people about your book. If you’re a reader looking for a new book to read, you want the trailer to capture your interest immediately and make you want to read the book. Animating a book trailer can be a great way to condense the essence of a book into a short clip. Here are some animated book trailers from different genres that get the job done in less than a minute.
You wrote a book—but that doesn’t mean you have all the ideas you want to market it. If your budget is tight and you aren’t able to hire one of the best book-trailer production companies in the world (like Film 14!), or if you’d prefer to meet with a producer with some ideas in hand, but you’re fresh out of those ideas, we’ve got a technique that might shake up how you approach your material.
Crime is cool and good. Both in real life and also fiction. For legal purposes I don’t know if I’m allowed to recommend our readers go commit crimes, but for criminal purposes I definitely can and do recommend it. I can also recommend half a dozen crime novels that need to be turned into films, so that’s what I will do…right…now. Well, in a second.
We see you, wearing your “The Book Is Always Better than the Movie” t-shirt. We also see those of you earnestly discussing why this particular adaptation or other outshines its book.
The truth is somewhere between the two, especially because today some movies based on books, novels, memoirs, and even nonfiction titles are so amazing that they inspire people to read or re-read the original volume—and, in some cases, to read the rest of the author’s work.
Percy Jackson fans, rejoice! Rick Riordan’s epic book series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, is finally getting a live-action TV series, and it’s coming to Disney Plus!
Riordan and his wife, Becky, made the announcement in a brief video on Twitter, saying “after a lot of hard work and a lot of support from you guys, Percy Jackson is coming to Disney Plus.”