I love when I stumble across a book trailer that actually compels me to make a purchase. Fellow writer and Twitter pal, A. B. Funkhauser, made a terrific trailer for her debut book, Heuer Lost and Found, and she did it all by herself. I’m so impressed. She had so much fun making one that she went ahead and made two more, so I’m triple impressed.
Her trailer is under a minute, which I think is the way to go. I find watching a three minute long book trailer about as thrilling as reading a prologue. Chances are I won’t. Her script is intriguing, it poses questions, it leaves you wanting more. The music is perfect. What do you think?
In making a good book trailer, one of the first things you need to do is write a script, and it’s apparent Funkhauser did this.
Fellow Stonecoast alum Alison MacMahan has a great tutorial on how to make a trailer, if you want to give it a try. I’m feeling so inspired, I think I will make a book trailer for In the Context of Love!
You can see Funkhauser’s other trailers on YouTube.
Linda K. Sienkiewicz is the author of In the Context of Love, adult contemporary fiction about one woman’s needs to tell her story without shame.
2016 Sarton Women’s Fiction Finalist
2016 Eric Hoffer Book Award Finalist
2016 Readers’ Favorite Finalist
2016 USA Book News Best Book Finalist
2015 Great Midwest Book Fest Honorable Mention.
“…at once a love story, a cautionary tale, and an inspirational journey. Should be required reading for all wayward teenage girls, and their mothers, too.” ~ Bonnie Jo Campbell, author of National Book Award Finalist, American Salvage, and critically acclaimed Once Upon a River,and Mothers, Tell Your Daughters