Hey, everyone! I interviewed Darcy in November in advance of her appearance at the SCBWI National Conference in New York, where she'll be talking to us about smart marketing ideas. She has a new book trailer that made the people in my house giggle (including the one who just broke her arm skating). Check out Darcy's message below:
The Bison v. Woman Skating Contest
Get a sneak peek of my new book trailer for Prairie Storms, a nonfiction picture book about how animals survive the storms on the prairies. The video goes live on January 6, 2012–until then, you must have this URL to see it, but I encourage you to pass it along: http://youtu.be/oRle8t3dHLs
This new video is an example of a YouTube Aesthetic Book Trailer (http://booktrailermanual.com/3-aesthetics/), an informal, humorous video that only addresses the content of the book tangentially, but nevertheless, creates interest. The humor is meant to be shared! So please send your friends to see it.
I will be speaking at the 13th Annual Winter SCBWI Conference in New York City on January 27 at the preconference Marketing Intensive (http://www.scbwi.org/Conference.aspx?Con=9&page=Intensives) on the topic of book trailers. Join me in a discussion of appropriate aesthetics for your book trailer and many more practical tips.