Robert Davis is an aspiring author that people may know from his blog. He the a horror novella author behind Rakasha and he has recently released a Youtube Q & A video.
There is also Scott Barker, who I met during the April convention in Oswego, NY. He has a book trailer on Youtube for Shadows Over Sheradan.
So, is Youtube a viable marketing site that is only starting to appear? I’d like to give it a test, but I have no video making skills. From these examples one can assume that these are the only ways to go. The question is how to do it. A book trailer seems doable for a person that has the skills to make such a thing. So, what does an author do if this isn’t a skill? Seriously, I have no idea. Kayla Matt will be sending me more character pictures that can be used for a book trailer or two. I just don’t have the technology or knowledge or the funds for a professional. Is there another option?
Then we have the Q&A. This feels more difficult to me because I would need to get questions from people. I could use Goodreads, my blog, and Facebook, but we seem to be in a slow period for social media. At least, I’m in a slump. There is also the issue of find a quiet place to tape the video since I lack editing software. One phone call or screaming toddler forces me back to the beginning. Though, I might have the last week of August to set up a time for it. Or I can use an energy shot to make it through a late night.
So, has anybody done a book trailer or a Q&A? Does anybody have any input on the success of such things?