I can usually tell within the sixty seconds allotted for them whether or not I want to see the movie.
And since I see on average of six movies a year (INCLUDING Netflix), it's safe to say that most of the time, I don't love the movie trailer enough to want to see a two hour extended version of it.
Until recently, I didn't know that books ALSO have trailers. And until even more recently, I didn't know 1.) that I was supposed to make one and that 2.) how to make one.
I've had mine done for about a month now, and I've been reluctant to post it for a few reasons. Evidently, I've never given due credit to movie-trailer-makers because, DANG, it's hard to condense stories that take two hours to show (or in my case eighteen months and 150,000 words to write) into sixty seconds and do it justice. What further complicated things for me was that I did not have a cool, movie voice narrator at my disposal who can say, "In a world..." with such an epic voice that I actually care about the "world" which he is describing.
You know the voice. And if you don't, Jimmy Fallon can give you an excellent impersonation on YouTube.
Anyway, here's my *first* book trailer for the novel, Songs Eight Six.
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