Wednesday, August 17, 2011

This may be the world's worst book promotion video

There is only one good thing I can say about this video: it's short, so the pain is over quickly (except for the lingering nausea). The script, the photography, the typography and the "slow dancing" music are all AWFUL. It's for an Outskirts Press book -- of course.

Outskirts charges an outrageous $799 for a pile of shit like this and claims it's "A $1,800 value!" (Actually, the proper word is "an," not "a," but I don't expect good grammar from Outskirts.)

The company says, "Are you ready to take your book marketing efforts into the 21st Century? Be among the first authors anywhere to use online video marketing. The Book Video Trailer is like a movie trailer for your book. It's cool, it's hip, it's NOW!"

This video is NOT cool, NOT hip, and NOT NOW.

Outskirts also brags that "Our book videos are unlike any other book videos available, featuring Hollywood-style production values and a cutting-edge look and feel."

It's comforting to know that there are no other book videos like Outskirts Press's book videos.

Better videos are made in nursery schools and old-age homes. As with its books, website and press releases, this video demonstrates that Outskirts Press throws feces in the face of humanity, and expects to be paid for it.

How low can Outskirts Press go? We'll see.


1 comment:

  1. When we watch movie trailers, we hold popcorn bags. When we watch an Outskirts trailer, we need vomit bags.