Looking for a Few Good Book Trailers
September 8, 2008 8:17 AM
I don’t think it’s a secret that I like books. You know, the actual paper thingmajigs with words and covers and all? Call me a Luddite, but I’d pretty much always choose a book over video—even if that video comes from my beloved Apple TV or iPod.
But my job, after all, is covering video. So I like to look for opportunities to bring the things I love into the Web video world. Which means … it’s time to talk about book trailers!
I have become particularly interested in how publishers use Web video to promote their books; for example, Robin Cook’s recent novel “Foreign Body” came with a prequel in the form of a Web series. But authors are leading this charge and developing book trailers for their works as well.
I’ve come across a few good ones, but would like to find more. So consider this post my call to action! If you know of a good book trailer, let me know. Post it in the comments section or e-mail me.
In the meantime, here are two that pretty much rock. The first is for Scott Sigler’s recently released novel “The Infected.”
And the second one is for Courtney Summers' debut novel, “Cracked Up to Be,” due out in December.
Oh and I guess now is the part where I get to say I read an advance copy of the book and, yeah, it’s mind-blowingly good.