I realized the other day that the link I posted won’t work on iDevices because of the flash component in SpicyNodes. Here is the same content in text/link format.
When I first started in the library several years ago the digital book trailer was the way to promote books. While I still see the value in book trailers (still post several a month), I also think it is essential for us to also look at other platforms for book promotion. Here are just a few.
Create a poster you can “touch” with things like website links, videos, social media, and text.
QR Code Displays
Display books in the library with a QR code that links to information about the book, book reviews, series information, links to a movie, or facts about the author.
Tips on QR codes (the QR code tab): https://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=500988
Have students create short videos promoting a book they like. Can be short clips just showing them and the cover or an actual interview about why they liked the books. Be sure to choose a variety of students.
Use SpicyNodes to showcase read a like lists or genre spotlights.
Create bookmarks for students as they check out in the library. Can have QR code links to library resources, photos related to books read in the classroom, popular genres, etc.
Book blogs are still popular with students. They enjoy knowing what you are reading and how you think. Share frequently electronically and also post by book displays for students without Internet access.
Prezi Scavenger Hunts
Use Prezi and create short guess the book prezis, author information, or series challenges.
Create simple websites or pages for book promotion such as read a like lists.
Add pop up text to any video posted on YouTube, Vimeo, SoundCloud or HTML5. Think old school MTV pop up videos. Use this tool as a way to highlight things you want students to remember.
Record a short excerpt of the book with an introduction to why students would enjoy the book. Can have guest readers for a surprise students. Only need a program like Audacity, a computer, and a microphone.
Website: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ for recording
Website: http://podbean.com for hosting
Talking Book Displays
Use a short recorder next to a book for book promotion. Have students or teachers record and have a contest for students to guess the voice.
Flash Version of Links Above:
SpicyNodes link: http://www.spicynodes.org/a/476e7a88194a8ee05b402a797a901c19