They are not mine. I specifically don't watch movies made from my favorite books because the words paint such better pictures than any big-screen image. Therefore, the idea of a book trailer fascinates and confuses me. If your writing is good, your title is good, your cover is good, and your PR skills are good, why do you need to add cheesy video and melodramatic music to your book?
That being said, maybe I should wake up and realize the potential for the Book Trailer. I have seen some really bad ones, with stilted dialogue and poor acting. Then there are the ones that keep it simple, like this one from Richard Jay Parker's book, STOP ME:
I commented on YouTube, "Nice, tight vid. I love that it is simple and has great music."
Here is another trailer that keeps it as simple as Parker's, but somehow isn't as successful.
My opinion? Too much information. I am no longer intrigued because the video goes on for so long, and I lose interest in the images and the book.
And I won't even post the bad ones...bad acting, melodrama, crappy dialogue...What do you think? Are book trailers a risk? Are they necessary in the modern world of digital technology? Do you watch them? Do they make you buy a book (or not buy one)?