More Sarah Addison Allen love, although the Moon trailer is still my favorite.
Until recently, I had never given book trailers much thought. I knew they existed and had seen a couple, but they weren’t really my thing. However, after reading The Girl Who Chased the Moon on my Kindle, I wanted to see what the cover looked like. I found it online along with a book trailer. Because I so loved the book, I found myself intrigued enought to watch it. And watch it again. And a third time for good measure. The trailer captured the essence of the story perfectly. Quite frankly, it made me want to read the book all over again. Perhaps the book trailers I had come across eons ago were not as well made, perhaps it was the timing, or perhaps it just took falling in love with a book, but that one trailer took me from resistant and indifferent to somewhat obsessive and fanatical.
Re-discovering book trailers inspired me to create a mini-challenge around it for Dewey’s 24 hour read-a-thon. This past weekend I went through every comment and watched all the trailers submitted. They were all awesome in their own way. I may not have wanted to read every book I watched a trailer for, but I could appreciate the creativity and work that went into each one, how each one set forth a specific mood and quality that I imagine matches the book perfectly. I’ve sort of become obsessed with searching book trailers for books I’ve recently read and loved.
I’m a little late to the party, as usual, but I can honestly say I’m glad I’ve (re) stumbled upon book trailers. They are little nuggets of book candy. They can whet the appetite for future reading or give another small pleasure for a book you’ve already enjoyed.
What are your thoughts on book trailers? Do you love them, dislike them, don’t care? Do they help you come across new titles or do you just keep up with your favorite author’s trailers?
Trailer that intrigued me the most from read-a-thon entries