I am back on the promo roller-coaster already (trying to get a jump start on plans) while trying to squeeze in enough time to do justice to my SHINY NEW NOVEL IDEA. And, of course, I once again face the question of THE BOOK TRAILER. These are labor-intensive, can be expensive, and I am not certain of their value.
For my first novel, I teamed up with the unstoppable sister duo Lisa & Laura Roecker, rented a dance studio, brought in some teen talent (filmmaker and dancer), and after agonizing struggles to convert and ship files, and countless hours of work on everyone's parts, we produced this:
Occasionally someone will point me to a lovely reader-created video like this one:
Or even cool reader art like this adorable NovelNovice post:
So the question now is: To create a trailer for THE SOUND OF LETTING GO or not to create said trailer? Is it worth it? Are there distribution opportunities that would make it worthwhile?