I don't know why, but book trailers don't work for me. Maybe because they don't have the money or film expertise behind them, but I really abhor the book trailer. Granted, the one my publisher did for Ashley Stockingdale was cute, but the ones I've seen done for other books just leave me cold.
As I venture into self-publishing, I see the benefits of marketing (I was an advertising major!) but I don't think book trailers work. Have you ever bought a book because of a trailer? What grabbed you about it? Was it done well?
I guess word of mouth is what sells books to me. People raving about a book or consistent buzz that doesn't go away. Speaking of which, I called my mom yesterday and she cut me off. She was like, "I'm reading "Gone Girl" do you have anything important to say?"
Not that important. I get it. That is a book that is hard to put down!
This is a great book trailer, and if I wasn't offended by the destruction of Jane Austen's masterpiece, I might buy it. LOL As it is, I'm a purist. (Hence the reason I cannot stand the Keira Knightly version of P&P where they thought they must change Mr. Darcy's profession of love. BLASPHEMY!) At least this one has a sense of humor...