We’ve had a few posts about covers and what makes a great cover, but I thought that today we might talk about teasers. It seems that every time I turn around I’m seeing a teaser for a new book on social media and it’s not just the Indie authors who are making use of them, the big 5 have been posting lots lately too.
Generally they include an image, an quote from the book, and the title, but I’ve seen teasers with both more and less info than that. Here’s a selection of teaser I found facebook, posted by publishers, and in the case of self published books, posted by the author. Let’s take a look.
So now we’ve looked at a variety of teasers from self published books and traditionally published books, I’m going to ask you what you think makes a great teaser? Is it a connection to the book’s cover? Is it plain and simple or more complex? A great image, no image at all? A long quote, a short quote, a chunk of dialogue? Something a little bit sexy or serious or emotional?
Personally, I like a great image that ties into the cover if possible and has a powerful quote. Tell me what you think!
Stacey Nash has a new book releasing in February, so spent yesterday making teaser images. To chat about books or find out more about the books she wrote, you can find her at www.stacey-nash.com.