I’ve just read an excellent blog post by Belinda Pollard on the subject of book trailers and whether authors should star in trailers about their books. Belinda says no, or at least only under exceptional circumstances. If you are a writer and thinking about making a book trailer, you’ll find her post really helpful: http://www.smallbluedog.com/should-you-appear-in-your-book-trailer.html#comment-1508
Meanwhile, here is one of the book trailer exceptions from her post. In it author Max Barry talks about his book, Machine Man. It’s worth a watch!
And here’s another exception. In this one author Bill Dare talks about his book Brian Gulliver’s Travels. It’s also worth a watch 🙂
So, what do you think of authors appearing in their own book trailers? Would the above trailers make you buy the book? Do you know of any other books trailers where the author has a starring role? Did you like it?
Whether you are a writer or a reader, as always, I’d love to hear from you 🙂