Last week I ran a poll to see if it was worth my time and money investing in a book trailer (original post). As promised here are the results.
40% stated it’s a waste of time.
40% stated they would consider buying a book if it had a good trailer.
20% voted other – (waste of money, don’t know what a book trailer is)
0% have sold books because of a book trailer
0% find books to buy that way.
I’ve had some interesting comments from other bloggers who mention other options available to people wanting to make their own trailer. As well as Fiver, there is iMovie, moviemaker and an Animoto app. I’ll be looking into these in more detail when I get the chance.
I still haven’t decided whether to go ahead with the trailer idea. And if I do, will I make the trailer myself or pay for a trailer to be made for me. It’s an extra marketing tool, but there’s still no saying it will encourage people to buy the book.
I like the idea of having a trailer to add to my Amazon page and post on YouTube. Plus there’s the option to get people to watch the trailer for entry into Rafflecopter and Amazon giveaways. These would be great for the trailer’s exposure, but yet more expense.
As one blogger said; ‘While I’ve watched a few book trailers out of sheer curiosity, I’ve never *wanted* to see one. They don’t tell me anything the blurb doesn’t tell me, and I have other things I’d rather watch.’ Lilyn G of Sci-fi & Scary.
So, after this little experiment, I remain undecided.
My thanks to those who took part in the poll, and to those who’ve taken an interest in the post.
Have you anything to add to the discussion? Has this poll encouraged or discouraged you to make or pay for your own trailer?