For my last several books, I have dithered over whether or not to use a book video to promote the book's release. Could a video actually convey the feel of the book or would it give readers a false sense of what the book was about? Would it help readers visualize the characters to see faces associated with them or would it be off-putting? Would it strike a chord or fall flat?
Yep, DITHERED... that is such a perfect word for me. :-) Back and forth, first one decision and then the opposite, never actually making any decision at all.
Then I met a fellow author who actually produces her own book trailers. She also does them for other authors. I thought her work was lovely. And it didn't hurt that I like her as a person, too! Grounded in that trust, I finally decided to take the Video Plunge!!
Lex Valentine, the creative force behind Winterheart Design, produced this trailer for me. I love what she did and how she captured the feel of the story through the colors she used, the photos she chose and, most of all, the music she added. I hope you'll love it, too. [And if you're an author looking for your own trailer or a book cover -- which she also does a lovely job of creating -- I hope you'll stop by her site and check out her work]. My thanks to Lex!
The video "lives" on YouTube. When you click on the video below, you'll receive a notice to that effect. Click again on the WATCH ON YOUTUBE message and you will be taken to it's home on YouTube [music licenses and all that technical stuff require this]. You will probably have to click in the middle of the black screen once you get there before you'll hear the wind blowing...
So, here we go. Drum roll please...
In advance of the December 27, 2011 release of WARRIOR'S REDEMPTION, I give you my very first ever book trailer: