15 second trailers. Don’t laugh. They are worse than a query.

I’ve been spending a lot of time on Instagram. It’s been great talking books with readers.  Tons of fun.

But of course, I’m also there to mention my book once in a while. Mostly this is with pictures of my book, or with snappy memes.

But I’ve also started enjoying 15 second or less mini-trailers.

Hey, you thought querying was bad!

This has been a huge challenge, and I have to admit… a little bit of fun.

Think it over… how can you entice a reader to check out your book in 15 seconds or less. It’s flash fiction, with videos!

For the next few weeks I’ll be showing these videos here on Fridays. I hope you enjoy them!

Here’s number one. This was really an experiment to see how it was received. I took for granted most people have at least heard of my book (Because they followed me)

FIRE IN THE WOODS 15 second teaser trailer. What do you think? Do you like stuff like this, or are still pictures better?

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What do you think?

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16 responses to “15 second trailers. Don’t laugh. They are worse than a query.

  1. I love the visuals and everything you’ve got so far, but I’m waiting for a third beat.

  2. I like the immediacy of intrigue.
    “What was THAT about?” That’s the question. Love it more than the longer ones. Almost like those Theatre / drive-in-type commercials to GO buy popcorn…and a Coke…etc.
    Believe it or not, I think these are more attention-getting (until everyone else catches on). ❤