A Survey of the Imperfect Art of the Book Trailer

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A Survey of the Imperfect Art of the Book Trailer

What is a book trailer? Consider it a marriage between the book jacket blurb and video. It's purpose is to act as a teaser in much the same way as a movie trailer. In fact, consider it a movie trailer. But for books. Still confused? Maybe this quick survey of book trailers will help clarify. Beware. The majority of book trailers are rudimentary handmade productions incorporating pixelated still photos and text in slideshow form. A large proportion of these trailers seem to be for romance novels (hilarious to watch but awkward to view in an open office where they can be mistaken for poorly-made pornography). Other book trailers take the form a bit further.


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