One of the many things I'm looking forward to when my first children's novel is published (traditionally or self) is making a book trailer of my own. I haven't decided yet what form the trailer should take. I could use images from the book and quotes with some accompanying music like writer Kelly Hashway. I could have actors portray events in the book like my friend Suzanna Williams did in her book trailer. I could give clues to what the book will contain with beautiful photography and questions like another friend Heather Blanchard. Animation is quite costly but a series of drawings, like in Neil Gaiman's book trailer, could work effectively with a voice over from the author. Alternatively, I could put my own face on the trailer and tell you what the book is about a'la Iain Broome. So many choices. What do you think? What kind of book trailer do you like?
Kelly Hashway explains how she uses book trailers to publicise her books on her blog here.
You can find more brilliant book trailers on the World Book Day website here.
The Monster Within book trailer
Dark is the Sea
Ninety-five percent Human book trailer
The Graveyard Book
A is for Angelica