I wonder since I'm awful at watching videos. I'm so impatient that I can't sit through a YouTube instructional video and will instead search for the text of the steps. However, the few book trailers I've seen, I've liked. It's a visual teaser of the book where you can see the inspiration for characters. If they're too long, say more than a couple of minutes, they've lost me. That impatient streak again. ;)
The one part of my book business I've handed over to my husband is book trailers. He's had training in audio and video recording so why not put those skills to good use? My one requirement--keep them short!
Imagine my surprise when USA Today Books Happy Ever After gave a shout out for the trailer for Rock Me Tonight, a shapeshifter erotic romance that's part of my Underground Encounters series with Ellora's Cave. Wow! I couldn't believe it. My husband created it!
“The trailer for by Lisa Carlisle might be short, but it grabs you right away with the driving beat of the soundtrack. The images are a mix of glimpses of the rock lifestyle and sexy clinches — yum — and then the script draws you in with nerds who become rock stars by night and heroines with secrets. Can we all raise a lighter to this one?”
Here it is if you'd like to take a look. Not bad for only 31 seconds long!