Sunday, June 10, 2007

Book Trailers

Perusing the Galley Cat blog this morning and I came across a post for a new graphic novel called THE BLACK DIAMOND DETECTIVE AGENCY. I wish they had an embeddable link so I could post it here, but it's worth clicking through to see. Basically the author took a screenplay, made it into a graphic novel, then made a trailer of the graphic novel. The literary critic in me is in a tizzy right now.

Anyway, given how stiff the competition is for eyeballs these days, this seems like an interesting little off-shoot for book marketing. I hope more authors/publishers get into the act -- I love books, but aren't they better when you don't have to read them? :-)


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The Film Diva said...

Mmm, SPAM....

Anonymous said...

What an interesting way to get people interested in reading! Book trailers are like movie trailers, but for books! You can find them all over the internet now, but here is a site that's featuring them on YouTube.