do you pay attention to Book Trailers?
Posted December 5, 2010on:
not only do I live under a rock, but even worse, I’m old fashioned.
I’ve been seeing the random embedded book trailer in blogs for maybe a year now, and at first i couldn’t understand why a book, which in and of itself is not a moving picture, would need or want a moving picture advertisement.
As a fellow book consumer, do you pay attention to a book trailer? if you see a book trailer of a title are you more likely to purchase it over a book that didn’t have a trailer? are book trailers the new back-of-the-book blurb? in 5 years will the windows of barnes and noble be covered in screens showing trailers, as opposed to the posters and other non-moving-picture adverts they have now? even better, will future hardcovers have the trailer embedded into the cover so you can watch the trailer while deciding to purchase the book?
I still live under a rock, I’m still old fashioned, and I just don’t get book trailers.