As if writing a book isn't hard enough, authors are now creating trailers to go along with them. I guess it's to be expected with today's techy market. I mean how can you possibly just sell your book on its words alone when everyone is so visual? Although I find the concept of having a commercial for a book a bit puzzling, it is what it is. However, let me encourage you to not judge a book by its trailer.
I recently read The False Prince, by Jennifer A. Nielsen and LOVED it. However, if I had seen the trailer first, I'm not sure I would have read the book. The trailer was well done and peaked my interest, but it did not grab me and pull me in the way the book did. Which is to be expected, after all I am a writer.
On the other hand, the book trailer for the recently released Harbinger by Sara Wilson Etienne, had me counting the days until the book came out. Of course having friends in the 'biz' allows you to create book trailers that look more like movie trailers, but as Garfield says, "Use your friends wisely."
After seeing these book trailers, I thought I'd go back and see if I could find more on books that I enjoyed. Although the trailers were great, and a lot of work went into making them, I'm glad I read the book before I saw the trailer, if I hadn't some of these books may still be sitting on my nightstand.
Matched by Ally Condie. LOVED the book; liked the trailer.
Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. LOVED the book, the trailer, and the music Ms. Stiefavater listened to while writing the book. You can check out the tunes here.
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. LOVED the book and the trailer, even though they both were a bit peculiar.
I could go listing books and the trailers that go with them, but I know you have other things to do, so I'll end here. If these few only peaked your appetite you can Google your favorites on You Tube or find your them all in one place at Book Trailers for Readers.