Monday, March 28, 2011

Book Trailers & a String Bridge Contest!

Book trailers are one of the newer ways of marketing books. I don't know when or who actually started them, but they're exactly like movie trailers.

Except they're for your book.

And everybody's got one now. Just go onto YouTube and start searching.

(OK, disclaimer, I haven't searched for every book on YouTube to see if it has a trailer, but you get the point. Truth is, if the publisher/author doesn't make one, the fans probably will!)

Now for the exciting news! One of my new writer-friends, Jessica Bell, "The Alliterative Allomorph," (link) has her first book, String Bridge, coming out in November.


And I have the brand-new trailer below!

I haven't read the book, but it sounds very powerful and moving. It's for adults (non-YA), and it's about a woman who gives up her career as a musician to have a family. Then later, she starts to wonder if she made the right decision.

And if I know anything about Jessica and her writing, it's gonna knock our socks off. 

As for the Contest, Jessica needs our help spreading the trailer around the Internet. So if you visit her blog here (link), she's giving away books, etc., for posting or linking to the trailer, and you can read all about how to join in the fun and win prizes!

Without further ado, the trailer! And a cool little tidbit: That's Jessica singing a song written by her mother. (She comes from a musical family and is a musician herself.)

25 comments:

Jessica Bell said...

Thanks a million, Leigh!!!! :o) Mwah!

Carolyn Abiad said...

Contest? I had no idea there was a contest... I posted the trailer to FB last week. Everyone I know thinks the song is amazing!

Talli Roland said...

Yay for Jessica! It's a fab trailer and I'm happy to have it on my blog today, too! Squee!

K.M. Weiland said...

Mmm, great trailer! I'm not, in general, a big fan of book videos, but meshing the book hooks with a music video (with a great song nonetheless!) is a fabulous idea. Sounds like a great book. I'll keep my eyes open for it!

Summer Ross said...

I have a late start this morning so I didn't know Jessica needed anything- Headed over to see what I can do now.

Elle Strauss said...

Jessica Bell is very talented- I wish her the best!

Matthew MacNish said...

I've read some of it, and the writing is beautiful! Yay for Jess, this is so exciting.

RosieC said...

Hurray for Jessica. I love her ability to sing, play the guitar, write well, AND snag an agent. Congratulations to her! :)

Angela Felsted said...

I love Jessica's voice, don't you?

Old Kitty said...

Lovely trailer but the voice!! WOW!!!!!!! What a great voice!!! Yay for Jessica Bell and good luck and huge congratulations with her book!!!!! I hope she pursues singing too - cos that's one amazing voice!! Take care
x

Colene Murphy said...

Love that trailer. She's all over today! Good luck on the contest!

DEZMOND said...

I've seen this trailer around the blogosphere quite a lot today.

erica and christy said...

I haven't checked it out YET, but have heard only amazing things about the trailer. :0) christy

Vicki Rocho said...

YAY for Jessica!

Anita said...

How incredible! And what a talent! No wonder she can write. That song her mom wrote blew me away. And Jessica, if your writing voice is anywhere as moving as your singing voice, this is going to be a best-seller!

I'll visit your link soon and post about this incredible book and its trailer...

Good luck!

Holly Ruggiero said...

I know, right, that is a beautiful trailer.

LTM said...

@KM-True confession: I steer away from trailers b/c I like to form my own little imagination of what the characters are like... but in this case, I LURV Jessica's voice~ :o)

@Summer--you'll see~

@Anita--I agree one thousand percent! :o) <3

LTM said...

@Holly--sorry! Missed you, but YES!!! :o) <3

Michelle Merrill said...

Sounds like a great book! Aren't these trailer's fun to watch? Thanks for sharing a new book with me :)

Theresa Milstein said...

How cool you're sharing her trailer. I hope Jessica's book sells well.

Lydia K said...

I can hear that haunting song just be seeing your name now, Jessica. Wow, is that some good mental imprinting!

Janet Johnson said...

Isn't Jessica amazing! She has such a beautiful voice. :) Sounds like a fascinating book.

M Pax said...

I have a friend who loves making trailers for me. Jessica's is stunning. Sounds like a great read.

Kari Marie said...

Good luck in the contest. I'm a bit behind this week. Oh well. The trailer was Mahrvelous!

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