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Sep 22, 2010

King Rolen's Kin and Death Most Definte - Book Trailers of the Day

This is interesting because it uses computer animation, very well executed. This trailer was produced by Daryl Lindquist of R&D Studios. I especially like the way the trailer leads into the dramatic framing = book cover. Then the covers of the trilogy pop up in tempo to the ringing bells while snow continues on the black background. Nice.

This trailer has only one problem; it's a problem with the cover too.

Who is the author?! The name is so small I couldn't read it after several replays. I don't want to have to expand the video to full screen just to know who wrote this book, it should be splashed across the screen for my Lazy Reader convenience.

Ok, ok! I expanded the video to full screen.

It's Rowena Cory Daniels. Her Facebook slogan is, "Pour your heart and soul into your books in the hope that other people will want to read them!"


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R&D Studios does some classy work. Here's another one, for Death Most Definite by Trent Jamieson.

Looks good, Trent!


Michelle D. Argyle said...

Mmmm, those ARE done well!

Rowena Cory Daniells said...

Thanks for the nice comments about the book trailers, Tara.

I'll pass them along to Daryl.

Authors don't have any say in how their names appear on the cover. I don't mind. I'm just happy they did such a gripping cover. My fave of the three is book 2.

Jai Joshi said...

I was just coming over to let you know about your award but you beat me to it!

These are some good trailers. The computer animation in the first one is very well executed. It gave a sense of the atmosphere of the story.


C. N. Nevets said...

I really like the first one a lot, and the covers are very evocative. Thanks for letting us know Rowena's name!

The second one I found the jumping test kind of annoying, personally. The content was good, but sentences split apart in different parts of the screen was distracting for me. Probably just a matter of taste, though.