Tuesday, April 14, 2009

One Million and Counting

Sometime last week the video trailer for my erotic pirate story Marooned passed the milestone of one million views at YouTube. It took almost two and a half years, so it hardly qualifies as viral video, but I still think it's pretty impressive, though occasionally I have to go into my account and clear out the porn spam from the comments section.

I wish I could say this translated into fabulous royalties, but it didn't. If only 1% of the viewers had bought the story, I'd be a happy camper. But at least I have bragging rights to over a million views at You Tube!

What do you think? Do video trailers sell books?

Linda / Lyndi

Marooned is available from Amber Heat by electronic download. Click here to read an excerpt.


Barrie said...

I wish I knew if book trailers sold books. I have a cute one for I So Don't Do Mysteries. And I'm thinking I should get going on one for I So Don't Do Spooky. Yay for you on the million-viewers mark!

Linda McLaughlin said...

Your trailer is cute, Barrie. I need to get going on a new one, too, in hopes it will help. I guess we'll never know.

Leah J. Utas said...

Congrats on the million views.

David Cranmer said...

First, a million views to me is very impressive. Congrats! Second, of a million views I'm sure many went and bought the book so I would say, yes, it does have an impact.

Clare2e said...

I think it matters just to get your work better known, and that'll help get more attention and more fans.

I think it's a fabu-riffic stat! Congratulations!!

Linda McLaughlin said...

Thanks, Leah and Clare. It gets my name out at least.

David, I'm judging by my royalty statements when I say not many of the million viewers have bought the story. Oh, well, we can but try.