Sunday, October 9, 2011

Book Trailer

When I was 16 I started college and got a degree in video production. Ever since then I've been looking for practical applications for my work, and have had difficulty finding takers for such work. But, from time to time I find a use for the skill, and use it with great gusto.

In the book world there is sometimes the discussion about book trailers, and whether or not they are of any use to authors. Being a guy with a video skill-set, I find myself quite quickly coming down on the side of pro-book trailer--partly because I've seen genuine results with my own books, and partly because I like have an excuse to do them.

That said, video work can take as much as 20 hours worth of work for every minute of final product, so when you do take the time and do the work, you find yourself wanting to see what you've done.

Recently, my agent and I have been putting together materials for a supernatural suspense/fantasy novel of mine, and I decided to do a trailer for it. After many, many, many long hours away from human contact I came up with the following. Since I now have all of you as a captive audience I would like to say this: Please watch, rate, comment, and subscribe! Thank you very much!


Lena Nelson Dooley said...

Conlan, I found the trailer intriguing, fast-paced, and to the point. I know I'll want to read the book.

I was just surprised that you didn't include the publisher on it. Most of the trailers I've used or seen had the publisher listed.

Lena Nelson Dooley said...

By the way, when does it release? Do you want to book it on my blog?

Beth Shriver said...

Awesome! Loved it! It will definately get people's attention. It made me want to read the book and I usually stay away from all things scarey:)