After I spent a few hours checking out book trailers on Youtube (something I love to do) I ended up with a list of books that I was very interested in. This action made me think about this growing market of book trailers and how it can impact book sales. Book trailers are one of the best visual medias around for promoting books and they are being used more and more often. I personally like watching them and on more than one occasion it has made me purchase a book I would have passed over before. A well made trailer i.e. visually stunning, flows well and follows the storyline is a sure bet with me.
But book trailers can also have a downside, just like un unattractive book cover would be overlooked in a bookstore a poorly made trailer might cause me to overlook that book. Just like going to see the trailers before a movie you will remember the ones that grab your attention and want to see them, the same for a book trailer.
So again my curious mind wants to know:
What do you think about book trailers?
Do they influence your book purchasing habits? or do they hinder them?
What is your favorite trailer? and why?