one trailer, one minute = one book sale?

The Food of Ghosts trailer is here! Yeh hey! I’d never heard of book trailers until I read a blog post about them on a Southern Writers Network.  I found the idea intriguing. I then read another blog  post on Small Blue Dog Publishing  about making videos for your author blog and thought I could make a trailer for Food of Ghosts. I  went on a couple of  excellent North Edinburgh News NENgage workshops here in Edinburgh about video blogging and voila: the Food of Ghosts book trailer!  We had a lot of fun making it but does a trailer actually lead to book sales? I don’t know. What do you think? Would watching a trailer – this one or any other one – make you want to buy the book?

I’d love to hear from you and, as always, to thank you for leaving a comment, your names will go in hat at the end of the month and one lucky winner will win a copy of either The Blue Suitcase or Food of Ghosts 🙂




This entry was posted in For everyone and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

10 Responses to one trailer, one minute = one book sale?

  1. Wendy says:

    I have to admit that this is the first book trailer I’ve seen – so it’s hard to comment on whether seeing a trailer would make me buy a book. What I would say, is that having already bought Food of Ghosts and not started it yet (as I am finishing another novel at the moment), the trailer has made me want to rush the book I’m reading so I can get started on yours and find out who the killer is. I thought the trailer was simple but effective.

  2. john gray says:

    I enjoyed the book trailer. It helped my visualise the place as I have never visited a coral atoll. I can’t imagine what it must be like to live on a tiny atoll for any length of time. It has wetted my appetite and I look forward to reading the book, and finding out who the killer is before DS Louisa Townsend does:)

    • Marianne Wheelaghan says:

      Thanks, John. I hope when you start to read it you will be transported there and get a feel of what it is really like to love in such a unique place – and good luck with working out who the killer is! ;o)

  3. Elaine says:

    I think the trailer is great – it gives us the atmosphere of the island and chilling suspense in a way no written blurb can. Having read the book, I recommend others to hurry up and read it too. You won’t be disappointed. I was riveted throughout and honestly hadn’t worked out who the killer was. Great writing!

    • Marianne Wheelaghan says:

      Thanks, Elaine. So glad you enjoyed the trailer. And even happier to hear you were “riveted” by the book! Yeh hey! Thanks, again, Elaine 🙂

  4. I’ve only seen one or two trailers on Amazon for books (some how they’ve managed to add it to the listing), I’ve been really tempted to buy them but the thing that has stopped me is the price as I won’t spend over £5. As yours in reasonably priced I think if people were curious about it from the trailer they will end up buying it.

    • Marianne Wheelaghan says:

      Hello! How nice to hear from you. That’s interesting what you say about the trailers being linked to the book! I will have to check that out – thanks 🙂 And a BIG thanks again for your great review on your site 🙂 Hope you are well and not working too hard at school!

  5. I’ve not seen a book trailer before, but I think it’s a good idea. It helps to picture the setting, and to get a ‘feel’ for the story in a much more effective way than the blurb on the back cover of a book.

    • Marianne Wheelaghan says:

      Hello Elaine, a big thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. I think you are right, a trailer can create an impression of a book in way a blurb cannot – if the trailer is done properly. I hope we have done it properly!;)

Leave a Reply to Marianne Wheelaghan Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Anti-spam: complete the taskWordPress CAPTCHA