Good Book Trailers are Hard to Make
I love making book trailers, but I've noticed that a lot of book trailers don't interest me much. I've realized that the problem with most book trailers is that they don't often convey the promise of the experience. From what I've gleaned, the best things to include are the premise, the What If statement, and testimonials.
Here's one for my most recent thriller, 36 Righteous: A Serial Killer's Hit List. It's a sequel to my award-winning bestseller, The Torah Codes. What do you think?
36 Righteous: A Serial Killer's Hit List
From The Torah Codes series, a Jewish version of The Da Vinci Code
In every generation, 36 righteous must live to prevent the Earth's complete destruction. When the list of 36 righteous is stolen and turned into a hit list, Nathan Yirmorshy must do all he can to stop the serial killer's onslaught. Especially since his girlfriend Sophia is on the list.
36 Righteous: A Serial Killer's Hit List is the sequel to Ezra Barany's award-winning bestselling thriller, The Torah Codes.
Included is an appendix of essays and interviews by rabbis and reverends who tackle the question, "Why do bad things happen to good people?" Contributors are Rabbi Harold S. Kushner, Reverend Amber Belldene, Rabbi Daniel Kohn, Rabbi Maury Grebenau, Reverend Leslie Nipps, Rabbi Tsiporah Gabai, Reverend Amy Roden, and Josh Rosenau.
Ezra Barany started his career of freaking out readers with his suspense and thriller stories in college. In March 2011, Ezra unleashed his first novel The Torah Codes, which became an award-winning international bestseller. In his free time, he writes mushy love songs inspired by his wife and book coach Beth Barany. Ezra, a former physics teacher, lives in Oakland with his beloved wife and two cats working on his next book in The Torah Codes series. Ezra, not the cats.