NORTHMAN Trailer – Finally!

Over four years after the first edition of Northman was published I have given in and made  a trailer. It cost next to nothing apart from a little time and could have been better with an actual budget and a few actors, but it is what it is and as such I quite like it.

Strangely, when I look back at the edit some of it was actually done in 2013 on an incredibly slow and ancient Mac, so I must have lost faith somewhere in the process, or in the geriatric Mac. I remember going to a Viking re-enactment and talking to a very nice Norse berserker who gave me his card and said he offered financial services for authors. I told him that very few authors made any money so he might accumulate more untaxed income as a berserker. Incidentally, I can endorse the TV show, Vikings, written by Michael Hirst, which in my opinion is as historically accurate as a TV drama about Norsemen could be. The acting is exemplary, particularly from Katheryn Winnick and Travis Fimmel: Lagertha and Ragnar in the show.

Anyway, as always, I welcome any opinions, brickbats, bouquets or abuse, short of stalking or publicly burning copies. If, by some quirk of reality, you do like it, maybe you might give it a ‘like’ on YouTube. I have no idea if doing so means anything at all…

To those of you who have made a book trailer, perhaps you would let me know if yours had any effect on sales or visibility. I’m not convinced, but you may think differently and as  I contemplate doing a trailer for And Soon The Song, you might save me a lot of energy that I could  have put into not writing.

ps If you want to see it full screen, just click the YouTube icon after pressing the red Play button.


About J.D.Hughes

Disclaimer: The profile photo above was taken when I was (briefly) young and cool. Writer, director and recovered ne'er do well. Simply delightful, but quite unhinged supernatural thrillers, NORTHMAN & AND SOON THE SONG on Amazon and several short stories, all of which contain The Meaning of Life. Or one of them. New novel to be published mid 2020, but on current performance might be posthumously... Likes dogs and probably was one in a past life.
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12 Responses to NORTHMAN Trailer – Finally!

  1. Awesome trailer Captures the essence of the book, and makes one curious. Bravo!!

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  2. PS–I would say my trailer has not had any effect on sales, but people click on it on my author FB page, so it does do something!

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  3. Lene says:

    :Loved it! Gave me chills and made me want to read the book again.

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  4. Fabulous! Great job!

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  5. Very exciting trailer. And hits the story line quite well. Loved Northman!

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    • J.D.Hughes says:

      Cheers, Paula! I trust you are deep within the darker regions of the human (and possibly not so human) condition? Really enjoyed ‘The Dazzling Darkness’ and ‘Night Sea Journey’. I’ll have to read more…


  6. Mari Biella says:

    I love it, and am amazed that it was made on a shoestring – it looks expensive! Let us know if it does any good in terms of sales and so on. If I hadn’t already read “Northman”, the trailer would certainly tempt me.

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  7. J.D.Hughes says:

    Glad you like it, Mari! It only came about as the result of an accident to my old and weary Macbook and the insurance company (AXA) actually paying out enough for a brand new Macbook; I can’t praise their service and professional approach highly enough.

    I think it’s likely that it will affect sales very little, as Connie has said, but I will keep you informed if there are any, as yet unseen, benefits.

    Hope the weather in Italy is better than it is here!


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