Until recently, I never paid much attention to book trailers. I regarded it like reading a magazine article about a new candy bar to see if you liked the flavor.
But now that I’m thinking past completing my novel, I’m starting to pay attention to book trailers. I watch nearly every trailer I stumble upon. Some are intriguing and some are not.
But the big question in my mind is: “Do book trailers actually affect book-buying decisions?”
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By the way, here is one of the better book trailers I recently viewed.
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