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Book Trailer Review: 1Q84

I know, I know, the purpose of a book trailer is to give you a preview of a book you haven’t read. So I’m cheating this time, because I’ve already read Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84 — and it’s a good thing, because you’re not going to learn anything about the actual plot from this vague, surreal slideshow of a trailer. (Don't know what a book trailer is? Check out our book trailer guide.) The biggest clue you’ll get is at the beginning, when the screen fills with a giant, neon-pink 1984. The “9” begins to rotate, whirling around to show a [...]

2016-12-31T17:59:09-07:00September 21st, 2012|Tags: , , , |

Book Trailers: A Reader’s Friend – or Just Another Annoying Ad?

[wptabs] [wptabtitle]Overview[/wptabtitle] [wptabcontent] IN A WORLD… where publishers vie for consumer dollars, books now have flashy, effects-heavy animated or filmed preview “trailers,” just like movies. But are they a truly helpful service for time-crunched readers, or just a gimmicky way to bombard weary audiences with more advertising? What they are: Book trailers can be slideshows of photos or images, an animated video, or a full-on filmed trailer with live actors. Often, there’s accompanying music or a narrator who introduces the story — and, of course, mentions the publisher, release date, and where you can buy the book. They are created [...]

2016-12-31T17:57:19-07:00May 31st, 2012|Tags: , , , |
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