The Fantasy Adventure Gets a Book Trailer Worthy of Its Epic Scope
South Jordan, Utah, January 19, 2015—The standard for book trailers has just been set to a new level.
Epic fantasy author Paul Genesse is pleased to announce the new book trailer for his novel, The Golden Cord. But this isn’t just your average run-of-the-mill book trailer with still images and floating text. The Golden Cord has what is called a cinematic book trailer, which closely resembles that of a movie.
The company Cinema Book Trailers () has already received quite a bit of attention for their unofficial trailer of James Dashner’s bestselling young adult novel, The Maze Runner. The trailer to date has received almost 180,000 views on YouTube. When award-winning director Brandon Wade Ho, producer Spencer Scanlon, and producer/special effects artist Corey Roberson approached Paul Genesse and showed him their work, he was blown away. The trailer is full of special effects and professional performances from actors. It came out long before the motion picture adapted from the novel did, and could easily pass for a trailer made for a Hollywood movie.
The belief of Cinema Book Trailers is simple: book trailers should be more than a slideshow of still images and blocks of text. According to director Brandon Wade Ho, “Books today compete with movies, video games, and a thousand other diversions for the audience’s time and money. If publishers and authors want to reach out beyond their core readers, they need to accept this and rise to the competition’s level. Showing your story in a visual format is going to capture your readers’ attention and will also inform movie studios and producers that your story has visual flare they can market and sell.”
Genesse is the author of the Iron Dragon novels, the first of which, The Golden Cord, became the bestselling fantasy novel Five Star Books ever published. With his energetic personality and gift for drawing people into his world of words, it’s no wonder he attracted the attention of Cinema Book Trailers.
“The film shoot for The Golden Cord cinematic book trailer was one of the most incredible experiences I’ve ever had. Watching the scenes come to life that I’d had in my head for fifteen years was mind-blowing,” Genesse says. “I’m very pleased with the final product. It captures the flavor and the look of the world. The book trailer came out great because of the tireless work done by the cast and crew. Cinema Book Trailers was wonderful to work with and I’ll be forever grateful for what they created.”
The cinematic book trailer for The Golden Cord is now available on YouTube at and on Genesse’s website, . Readers can follow him on Facebook and Twitter @Paul_Genesse
About The Golden Cord:
A hunter must leave behind the woman he loves and give up all hope of survival as he is forced to guide his most hated enemies on a suicidal journey to the lair of the dragon king.
“This is a story that’s worth your time. It’s almost like going back to that first fantasy novel that totally captivated you and you read it over and over again. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.” —Russell Davis, author, editor, and President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
About Paul Genesse:
Paul Genesse is the author of The Golden Cord, which is the bestselling fantasy novel Five Star Books has ever had. He is also the author of The Dragon Hunters and The Secret Empire in his Iron Dragon Series. He loves writing short fiction and has sold over a dozen, which appear in various DAW anthologies, and elsewhere. He is also the editor of the five volumes in the demon-themed Crimson Pact shared multiverse anthology series. He lives with his very supportive wife, Tammy, and a large collection of fantasy art, which Paul keeps in his basement gallery. He wants to become the nerd Jimmy Fallon and loves interviewing movie and TV stars at large media conventions.