If I'm really looking forward to reading a book I know I'll like, I won't even read the blurb on the back for fear of seeing something that might spoil the story, so I rarely watch book trailers unless they're for friends' books and they send me the link and say, 'Watch this.'
I have made a couple of videos of me reading an excerpt from one of my books. There's one for Alison Wonderland here and one for The Miracle Inspector here. Though they don't quite recreate the atmosphere of a live reading, they give a good indication of what my writing style might be like for people who haven't read my books. You can hear my lovely British speaking voice, too, if you're curious about that. Actually, I look a bit miserable in both of them. Perhaps I ought to re-record them. But if I do that, I always think that first I should lose ten pounds. Blah blah. It doesn't help to get the writing done.
The print edition of The Miracle Inspector will be published on 4th September and the book will shortly be going out to reviewers. I have made a quick teaser video to showcase the cover and some of the reviews it has already received (it's already available as an ebook).
If you're unsure about the time commitment, it may help to know that it's only thirty-nine seconds long. What do you think? Do you watch book trailers? Do they encourage you to buy a book? Have you made one? Feel free to comment and leave me the link.