I have been known to be a bit of a movie buff, in fact in years gone by I much preferred a movie to a book. Believe it or not, I never used to enjoy reading. As a writer this is a bit of a problem, so I’ve pushed myself to read more books. I’ve have learnt to enjoy reading and now I find myself trying to make up for all the books I have not read.
This brings me to my point. Recently I have heard about book trailers. I have even seen a few put together by authors I know and I have enjoyed watching them. But, I find myself asking “do the two really go together?” Advertising a book through a movie style trailer is a bit of a paradox to me. It seems that on one hand you have those who love to read, on the other, those who love to watch, and then there are others who enjoy both. I know many a reader of a great book has gone to see the movie. I also know many a movie goer that has invested in the book. But would a book trailer entice you to read a book?
I would be keen to know what you think.