While that began with simple images of book jackets and has progressed through carefully curated images with stacks of books surrounded by related objects, there’s another category of visual content that you shouldn’t ignore: Book trailers. Below are tips every savvy book trailer maker should consider.
Cinematic book trailers are not only useful and ground-breaking in the book community right now, but some book trailers are even winning awards. They are that amazing! When a 1-minute, cinematic book trailer is able to capture the essence of 300+ pages, an award is more than deserving. Here are the 50 most cinematic book trailers ever made–the best, the greatest, and the most viewed. Prepare yourself for fandom bliss.
We’re lovers of insane trailers here at Film 14. Not only the cinematic book trailers that look like a scene straight out of the movie adaptation, but also the smaller, weirder ones that showcase a new approach to the conventional format. This collection of the 14 most insane book trailers ever has it all: violent, action-packed, animated, quirky, silly, and beyond. Be warned, some of these trailers are graphic.
Crighton Daemonium arrives in the peaceful town of Lochton, Illinois, searching for wicked souls to add to his count. Benjamin Poe, a devoted husband, father and firefighter, finds himself in a battle of wills against this evil, manipulating demon, while protecting his only son. Ultimately, Poe is tricked into committing murder and Crighton is rewarded with the soul he sought to retrieve.
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.