Saturday, September 21, 2013

Book Trailers. Do they work? Yay or Nay?



Book Trailers.
I really feel a way about book trailers. I just do not enjoy them. It's not because they're books and not movies. No. That's not it. I just can't stand them. I think they don't do anything for the books they're supposed to be promoting. They've never intrigued me in anyway, for any book. Not one. Not one I've read before hand or any I anticipated reading.

I don't know what it is. It could be the bad music, or the poorly depicted actors and actresses I don't know. I just don't like them. I'm really curious to see what you all think? Answer the poll, and leave a comment!



12 comments:

  1. I get where you're coming from. I don't really care much for book trailers either, and they never really ever gotten me very hyped for a book. Some of them have some really corny acting to the extent where it's so bad it's kind of funny, so yeah, they just never appealed much to me. Sometimes, maybe but never enough to actually get me to read a book. Nay :(

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    1. Yeah! I just haven't found one that impressed me.

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  2. I haven't found any that I liked either. I want to imagine the story & characters myself not have them try to start the process for me. And I usually don't even get what the book is suppose to be about, based on the trailer!!
    Between the synopsis & book cover I get enough information to decide if I want to read it or not!

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    1. Yeah! Synopsis and cover definitely enough for me. If I ever feel any more curious than that I will go to Amazon and skim through the first couple of pages if they're available.

      I really like to imagine the characters myself. I don't need help. Most of the time what I imagine is better anyway LOL.

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  3. I don't understand book trailers. They're such a weird concept to me. You don't watch a book like you do a movie, so why on earth is a trailer needed? :/

    It doesn't help that the music is trying to be super dramatic and the voice overs/acting is dreadful...to me they're kind of ruining how I would have imagined it. I prefer to hear voices and see characters in my head, and not be given an idea of what they look like beforehand (if that makes sense?)

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  4. Makes total sense actually. I just don't like them and I don't get them. Thanks for the follow btw. Following right back (Instagram, Pinterest, Bloglovin', and Twitter) Sheesh I sound like a stalker LOL. I look forward to more of your comments and your posts. :)

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  5. There have been a few times where I've seen a trailer and thought it was okay, but there was never one that blew me away. Most book trailers are just dramatic music and words flashing across a screen, or they have cheesy actors saying things like, "And that's when this hot boy barged into my life!" I watched this one book trailer for a book I read where the character was supposed to have a light, hardly noticeable southern accent, and the voiceover actor had this really pronounced southern drawl that sounded really fake. Talk about making people not want to read the book!

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    1. Yeah. It just does nothing for me. Your example just points out what I don't like about them.

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  6. It kind of depends, on how the book trailer was put together; the right cover shot, the right music, the right quote...it helps if its a book that I'm interested in to begin with... Alternatively, if its the wrong art, the wrong music, etc, it might turn me away from a book i had considered reading...So its kind of a dangerous game they're playing...They can't really know how it'll be received until its out there, and then they can't take it back.

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    1. I've never found one that I liked personally but I guess they can work in some instances. I just think that's a field that publishing companies and authors don't need to delve into. I just don't think they do much but that's me. I just hate the horrible music and acting.

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  7. I agree, I'm not the biggest book trailer fan. I usually just don't even view them. Most of the time it's just images, music, and a few sentences from the book, so it seems rather pointless. And I like imagining the characters myself. ~Pam

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