A few weeks ago I ran a Facebook giveaway for marketing material – images to help authors put some pizzazz in their book marketing efforts. It gotten quite a response (particularly the later analysis of results), so I thought you’d all appreciate seeing what the fuss is about.
Here are a few different ways in which your book can grab attention, in the endless scrolling of social media walls.
First is Philipp J. Kessler’s Backfire:
This just is the animation, but Philipp has a copy with a fiery sound track as well.
Next is Erin Michelle Sky. Though her name didn’t come up in the random draw, she is a wonderful person all around. Her book, The Intuitives, has just been released. So to help her and her co-author Steven Brown in the launch, I made them this:
Pretty cool, if you ask me.
Unrelated to the giveaway, I’ve done other animations. When Anaïs Chartschenko relaunched her poetry book Bright Needles, I made this for her:
And, of course, for my own Murder In Absentia, I have animated the cover itself, to a rather hair-raising effect:
So what do you think? Would seeing such dynamic animations catch your attention? Would it catch the attention of your target audience?