Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Author Media: Book Trailers

This year I was lucky enough to go to BEA. There were lots of great books given away and I was able to snag a few. I thought it might be fun to check out the trailers for a couple of them and see what did and didn't work.

Ink (Paper Gods, #1)I was really excited about this book. A Japanese setting mixed with a cool concept = WIN.

Here's the trailer. 

What do you think? Does it entice you or fall short? Personally, I love the art but the music could have been a bit more foreboding.

The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden, #2) There was a lot of fangirling going on when I snagged this book and had Julie sign it.  Take a peek at this trailer.

Perfect. Not only does the music and imagery blend well but it gives me a good sense what the story will be about.

The Vicious Deep (The Vicious Deep #1) I love the blurb for this one.

For Tristan Hart, everything changes with one crashing wave.
He was gone for three days. Sucked out to sea in a tidal wave and spit back ashore at Coney Island with no memory of what happened. Now his dreams are haunted by a terrifying silver mermaid with razor-sharp teeth.
His best friend Layla is convinced something is wrong. But how can he explain he can sense emotion like never before? How can he explain he's heir to a kingdom he never knew existed? That he's suddenly a pawn in a battle as ancient as the gods.

Something happened to him in those three days. He was claimed by the sea...and now it wants him back


The trailer could have done a better job of matching the world. The ferris wheel only adds confusion and the soft waves don't give a sense of urgency. A vicious storm would have been better suited to represent the book than a boardwalk.

There you have three different types of books with three very different trailers. Thoughts?

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