Here at Film 14 we live and breathe book trailers. So when an exciting cinematic book movie hits the scene, we’re pretty keen on sniffing it out. We sailed through this trash fire of a year and, like a burning comet blazing through outer space, we’re heading straight into the darkness of the next… but not without first paying our respects to the best book trailers of 2020.
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!
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 trailers are 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.
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.
You just finished writing your novel? Congrats! Now you’re probably wondering when to start telling people about it. We break down the publishing process and give you the marketing timeline you need to best position your book for success.
You’ve decided to create a book trailer for your book—congrats! But now comes the most important question: how are you going to use it? And how do you make sure your trailer is seen by as many readers and buyers as possible? Here are a few strategies we recommend.
Similar to film previews, book trailers can all start blending together after so long. Now, I know what you might be thinking: why on earth would you ever be in the position to subject yourself to so many book trailers in such a short amount of time? Well, put yourself in my position…