Okay, so I have literally just spent the entire day looking for and downloading book trailer bits and pieces. I have yet to assemble anything (thank you my trusty little netbook for never working with any program ever). So, my brain is a little fried. This past week, I have also been looking into different options regarding what to do for a trailer. Honestly, I'm not so sure I need one. I mean, in my husband's words: "it's a book, not a movie." I kinda get that. But, then again, everyone does one. And I write for teens, who are on YouTube even more than I am. So that makes things a little necessary.
So, the question then became: do it myself, or have someone else do it? I'm still not sure what the right answer for this is. I mean, I'm not incredible creative like Maggie Stiefvater (have you SEEN her trailers for the Wolves of Mercy Falls series? Holy crap, they are utterly awesome). Nor do I have any friggin' experience doing this kind of thing. But, I also don't have much money. And the money I do have? Well, I'd like to put it toward other promotional tools (because the cost for a book trailer of the non-boring variety is, well, a LOT, and as a post-graduate student, I have very little spare $$ around).
Currently, I'm going to give this thing a shot. We'll see what happens :) I may end up screaming and throwing money at someone to do it for me. (Haha!) My main goal is for it to (a) look slightly professional (ie, not like crap), and (b) it to be interesting (to, ya know, make people want to buy my book, which is the main goal in doing just about everything lately). (Wow that was a lot of parentheses.)
Okay, spill peeps: what's your favorite book trailer ever? Do you enjoy them? Have you thought about what you'll do for yours (or what you did for yours) ahead of time? Inquiring minds wants to know!