I’m not sure about the usefulness of book trailers. I’ve yet to see one that makes me want to buy the book. I think it’s because a video is a totally different entertainment genre. The flashing images may or may not guarantee a satisfying read. But I used to make trailers for my Emily Bryan titles on the theory that someone else may find them more enticing than I do.
Here’s the trailer for Distracting the Duchess. You might want to turn down the volume on your computer if you don’t want to hear the music.
Does it make you want to know more? Compared to say, reading an excerpt, how does watching less than a minute of images pique your interest? Have you ever bought a book based on seeing a trailer? I’m willing to be proven wrong. If there’s a truly fabulous trailer out there, please share the link with the rest of us.