I'm so pleased today to be welcoming Lincoln Cole to my blog. He's a fellow member of Rave Reviews Book Club and the author of the excellent Raven's Peak, which was recently chosen by Kindle Scout. I just finished it last week, and if horror is your thing, it is a must read. So, take it away, Lincoln.
Raven’s Peak is the first book I built a trailer for. It wasn’t that I didn’t want to for my other books, it was just that this one felt like it needed the trailer to bring it to life. And, I didn’t want a cheap and short video that would just glide over a couple of images, show some text, and then end: I wanted something that developed the world of Raven’s Peak and set the stage for everything that was to come.
I reached out to a designer and offered a couple of ideas about what I wanted. One thing that was important was having live action moments in the trailer, not only still images, and enticing music. The designer went above and beyond my expectations, finding amazing images and live video that really brought the world to life.
My favorite thing about the trailer is how effectively the music aligns with what’s being shown. Everything starts with a sort of twilight feel and gradually turns darker until the end. I loved the live action moments and the video of the raven instead of just using cover art to convey the imagery.
Would I get another trailer made by the same designer? Probably. Maybe not for every book that I release, but for all of my important ones I think it is completely worthwhile having a little extra to help entice people to visit the world!
Raven’s Peak: http://www.LincolnCole.net/ravens-peak
Author Central: http://www.amazon.com/Lincoln-Cole/e/B00AUIOU3A
Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7MhpGIAWkU