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.