It’s almost eleven o’clock. My daughter, Aline, and I have been up since 5:30.
What have we done so far?
- had breakfast (yumm, cereal)
- mopped floor (yuck)
- made bed (It’s so pretty!)
- made menu for the week (Food, glorious food.)
- spent several hours researching book trailers (Ah, the Internet…)
Sounds exciting doesn’t it? (Yawn)
So far, the conclusion I have come to about book trailers is that they are a weird sort of media. Though many of them are a convoluted mess of images and bad acting, some are actually interesting.
Highlight? Lemony Snicket: 12 Books in 120 Seconds – Narrated by Tim Curry.
It seems strange to create a visual advertisement for a book, but it is all part of marketing now. So, over the next couple of months, Aline and I will be creating our own book trailer for my Undercity books. My husband, Loni (www.lonimusic.com) and my son Jacob are writing and recording the music for it. I’m excited to see what happens.
So, here’s my question. Have you ever watched book trailers? Has a book trailer ever caused you to buy a book? If there’s one you think I might enjoy, send me the link in the comments below.
It’s been great to get up early and get so much done, but I don’t think I can make it to lunch without having a snack. I should write more, but all I can think about is the leftover pizza in the fridge. Ooh, there’ leftover cake too. Both sound good. Enjoy your day! Later, Kris