Wikipedia defines book trailers as this:
A book trailer is a video advertisement for a book which employs techniques similar to those of movie trailers to promote books and encourage readers. These trailers can also be referred to as “video-podcasts”, with higher quality trailers being called “cinematic book trailers”. They are circulated on television and online in most common digital video formats. Book trailers can be comprised, of but not limited to, actors performing scenes from the book akin to a movie trailer, full production trailers, flash videos, animation or simple still photos set to music with text conveying the story. This differs from author readings and interviews, which consist of video footage of the author narrating a portion of their writing or being interviewed. Early book trailers consisted mostly of still images of the book, with some videos incorporating actors, with John Farris’s book trailer for his 1986 novel Wildwood incorporating images from the book cover along with actors such as John Zacherle.
I define them as fun!
Yes, they are advertisements but their goal is to tell you about the book in an enticing but informative way to help you decide whether or not you’d like to purchase the book.
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