Friday, January 13, 2012

Trailer Love...Amazing Mini-Movies for 2012 YA Book Releases

Just a quick post to share some highly impressive book trailers for some highly impressive-looking 2012 YA releases:

BORN WICKED by Jessica Spotswood

STARTERS by Lissa Price (who shares my incredible agent, Barbara Poelle)

CINDER by Marissa Meyer

THE SPRINGSWEET by Saundra Mitchell

What do you think? Do you love how book trailers are starting to resemble movie trailers more? Or are you a little peeved that actors are getting cast for books before we're able to form our own mental images of the characters?


Meagan Healy said...

I have been following Book Trailers (in general) for a little bit now - I think they are a marvelous way to grab attention for books. Our society is becoming increasingly more and more visual.

Of course, there is quality control needed, too. Just like actual Movie Trailers, there is a fine line between creating a teaser and telling the entire story.

I am a personal fan of the book trailers that over-do the "movie-esque" flavor of the teaser, such as those done by Quirk Books. Example:

Cat Winters said...

Quirk Books teasers are fabulous! I don't always run out and buy all the books they're advertizing, but they do provide some wonderful entertainment.

I definitely agree about the fine line between telling the entire story and showing enough to whet our appetites. And I'm personally a fan of book trailers that get to the point instead of dragging on for several minutes.

I'm sure the medium is making for a great launching pad for film directors.

Ara Burklund said...

Trailers are definitely getting better, but I still wonder how effective they are. It'd be interesting to poll teen readers and get their perspective on them.

Cat Winters said...

Ooh...a poll for teen readers regarding book trailers would be interesting! I always wonder how much online marketing actually appeals to the target audience. I know the pre-teen in my house typically bases her book wishlist on friend recommendations, my recommendations, and browsing bookstores.