What an enchanting and enticing book trailer. The trailer for “Dark Turns” hints at a mystery, although the cover reveals it is a thriller. Proabably YA as the newspaper headlines focus on strange events at a college. Using both live action and newspaper headlines, the trailer suggests the books themes with a deft touch. The haunting music and song adds to the atmosphere set by the visuals.
You may remember I featured the piano music in an earlier post. Here is the completed trailer for the book. A wonderful achievement.
Yes, you read that correctly. I’m putting this here for entertainment value alone. I am posting links rather than embedding so that you can see all three. The first one is not as slick as the last two but sales of the first book funded the last two. Shakespear appears in the last trailer!
I also found a playlist of June book trailers, lots of big name publishing houses on the list, I’m going to start looking at some fan based ones shortly. If you have a book trailer and would like to feature it, please email me.
Star Wars: A New Hope
Star Wars: The Empireth Striketh Back
Star Wars: The Jedi Doth Returneth
June Playlist of book trailers.
Book trailers that premiered this week include
Demon by Harry Styles on Wattpad (Fantasy)
The Potion Diaries by Amy Alward (YA)
Live your Life from the Front Seat by Jessica Butts (Self-Help)
Time Hunters by Carl Ashmore
The best of them is this one. Jewels of Allah by Nina Ansary. It challenges your perceptions about roles, about origins and about history. The production values are very slick. The book reveals have great power. This is a great book trailer.
This is right up my blog’s alley. It has a reference to a manifesto. It seems like a twisted idea, and also a very quirky story. An Australian filmmaker wants to make a propaganda movie to prevent Coal Seam Gas. So she decides to go to North Korea to learn how. The trailer is short and punchy, with some interesting visuals.
the cover is evocative but what holds me is the song and the singer. A rich beautiful voice and a lovey voice adds a great mystery to the book. I’m not sure if the video is just to highlight the song or if it is the actual trailer. Either way I was enchanted by the audio. A very simple yet effective approach.
Dark Turns by Cate Holahan
This is a great book trailer. I guess it’s because the publisher has the money to promote the book. It uses professional actors, has great production values and doesn’t reveal too much about the book. I know that a lot of beginning authors don’t have the money for such high production values, but what I’d like to see in book trailers is a less Powerpoint style approach. Words flashing across a screen doesn’t always do it for me, So I’m interested in what does it for you? What do you like about book trailers. And wouldn’t it be fun to do a blog trailer?
The first trailer is from health-care provider Kaiser Permanente. This trailer focuses on their book that details their approaches to reducing their overall impact on the environment. The book also looks at other hospitals who are not part of the Kaiser stable that have also implemented similar policies. I must say I was initially sceptical about the trailer; at first I thought the book was more about the company trying to gain attention to themselves (“Look at us, we’re trying to heal the planet, too.”) but it seems to be a lot more than just that. Profits from the book goes to a non-profit environmental health-care group. I hope any health professionals out there would look past the source and read it in order to provide a greener approach to health care.
The book trailer is very well produced, it has an engaging and passionate narrator, some excellent visuals and addresses the reasons why the book should be purchased. I like the holistic philosophy the book is promoting.
The second trailer is for a fun kid’s book “Pierre the French Bulldog Recycles” by Kate Louise and Bethany Straker. Bethany’s illustrations are bright and colourful and the music is lively. The premise is succinctly laid out without giving too much away. It’s the classic one sentence tag-line, then an image, then repeat trailer, but the music and drawings are the (ahem) draw-cards.