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Libraries and Book Trailers

I often suggest hijacking movie trailers from YouTube to breathe life into the circulation of older DVDs.

Now we’re seeing book trailers on the web as a pretty common way to promote books and reading. I am sure you’ll start seeing these book trailers pushed to your e-readers soon (scream and whimper quietly now).

Anyway, here’s two recent postings that might be useful to you:

Screening Your Reads
A book trailer’s value is in the eye of its beholders
American Libraries
by Jennifer Burek Pierce
Mon, 12/06/2010

The Huffington Post
Book Videos: 19 Of The Best And The Worst

I was surprised at how many I had seen already. Cleary they caught my interest.

What is your library doing with book trailers? Are you making your own? Posting cardholder trailer reviews? Promoting them on your homepage?

Creating Book Talks and Book Trailers for Libraries

Stephen

Posted on: December 18, 2010, 6:13 am Category: Uncategorized

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  1. Fraser Valley Regional Library in British Columbia recently ran a book trailer contest for teens. It’s fascinating to see the novels from a teen perspective.
    See the results at: http://www.fvrl.bc.ca/play/teenvideocontest.php