This trailer was recommended by YouTube, so I took a peek.
Based on the trailer, I would describe this book as a romance novel, with fantasy as the subgenre. This classification follows in the popularity of Twilight, where the plot points follow the traditions of the romance genre, but the story is complicated by its fantasy-based premise. So, it’s not really I book I would want to read for myself, but I was still impressed with the trailer.
Looking at the trailer, you’ve got to respect the quality of the monologue and the evocative, but deceptively simple video shots used to convey the premise of the book. When you have a story with a dominant main character, the monologue becomes a good way to incite intrigue and interest. A few carefully crafted mini-scenes can create a visual presentation of the book that compliments the monologue, providing visual stimulation at (relatively) affordable prices. Again, you’re talking actors, costumes, and the like.
Would a monologue work for your book?
If so, would you want to create mini-scenes? How else can you create the visual stimulation necessary for a book trailer?
Personally, I think a monologue would work for the memoir I’m writing. Instead of getting actors to portray us, however, I think I would create a slideshow using real-life pictures. If I were to hire the right talent, this could be just as visually appealing as video clips of actors, and it would cost a lot less.
What will you do to work within your budget?