Love in the Age of Amazon
Every day, I get a Google Alert listing the posts that day about book trailers. Every day, I look at 5-10 new trailers. And every day, I’m disappointed by the lack of creativity. It’s the same overdone Movie Aesthetic, or worse, the Silent Movie Aesthetic. So, today, I was pleasantly surprised by a trailer with some humor and creativity.
In this spoof on Amazon sales ranking, husband-and-wife authors, John Yunker and Midge Raymond start buying each others’ books to raise the sales rank. And it snowballs! There’s even an interesting cameo (so to speak) in the last few seconds of the video, so, it’s one to watch all the way through.
Great concept, well executed. Humorous. Short (well, it could have been even shorter, my only complaint).
YouTube’s info on the trailer:
A cautionary tale about husband-and-wife authors, “Love in the Time of Amazon.com,” by John Yunker and Midge Raymond.
And a book trailer (of sorts) for The Tourist Trail by John Yunker and Forgetting English by Midge Raymond.
Production Note: This trailer was made from video taken on an iPhone.