Bookanista Thursday: Book Trailer Love

I find book trailers to be endlessly fascinating. There are so many good ones out there (and seriously, like I need to be influenced to buy more books) that catch my attention and draw me in! Here are a few of those I've loved from my publishing mates at Egmont USA!

First up (and just released this week), SIREN by Tricia Rayburn:

CANDOR by Pam Bachorz:


THE DARK DIVINE by Bree Despain:

And finally, SHADOW HILLS by Anastasia Hopcus:

NOW, YOU TELL ME ... what do you think of book trailers? Have they ever made you buy a book? What do you want to see in trailers? What do you not want to see? Would you rather see an interactive fan site, like Vordak's? 

Feel free to leave links to your favorite trailers and fan sites in the comments, I'd love to check them out!

Here's what the rest of the Bookanistas are up to today!


  1. These were all great book trailers. There have been times when a trailer has swayed me to buy a book I wasn't certain about. But usually I already have it on my list! Books are such a weakness for me! Great post!

  2. Oh Myra! You made my day with this post! I LOVE trailers more than anything! Movie trailers, book trailers...I'd watch them all day and these were some really great ones. The song they used in Siren I think is also in the trailer for The Hollow--another fantastic trailer! Now I'm tempted to go on youtube and just watch more!

  3. I'm a sucker for book trailers and if I don't already own the book they make me then want to go out and pick it up. They also make me give some books a second chance, after looking at the book and deciding to pass, a good trailer can then make me change my mind and give it a try.

    Thanks for putting some up!

  4. Man, I love trailers. I show up early to the cinema just to watch them. Book trailers, when well done like these, can be enough to get me to buy the book. Interactive sites are cool, to. So, off to check out Vordak's....

  5. I feel like book trailers are a great idea, but, with our exposure to television & movies, can be very difficult to get right.

    If you're going to spend the money, time & effort on making a book trailer, it's definitely important to focus on making something that will grab the attention, keep the attention, and remain amazing until the very end.

    I really liked the "Candor" trailer you showed. Some of the other ones piqued my interest, but I felt like a lot of them drew the suspense out too long, or chose to do a voice-over, which usually irks me. With regards to the voice-over, this is because I don't tend to like hearing the characters voice. I prefer to imagine it. That might just be me, though.

    Thanks for getting me thinking about book trailers. :)

  6. I love trailers! Like totally love them. In fact, I make one for everything I write because it helps me clarify some things about the book. So yeah - LOVE THEM!

  7. Renae, Frankie, Liz and Carolina: I love watching them, too. These are all Egmont USA authors, but if you haven't, check out Maggie Stiefvater's - especially some of her live action ones. A. MAZ. ING.

  8. Shelly - The coolest thing about Pam's trailer? SHE MADE IT HERSELF. Here's her blog post about it!


  9. Christine! I am so jealous of your SKILLS! Do you use iMovie?

  10. I LOVE book trailers. Well...when they're well done. I hadn't seen the one for Candor--but I love that book. Thanks for sharing! (And all your organizing this week. You = awesome) :)

  11. I love them when they are done well. (I've seen some terrible trailers) I'd love to know stats if they help sell books to their market.

    And, I agree, Maggie's are incredible. But she's special; one of those rare multi-talented, uber creative artists.

    Thanks for sharing.

  12. I love book trailers, especially the one for Shadow Hills! I think they're a lot of fun if they're done right. These are all really good! I’m not sure I have a favorite yet though… Now that I think of it I do. A fan did a trailer for Sarah Rees Brennan's The Demon's Lexicon that was AMAZING.


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