I was out on Salon.com and ran across this interesting discussion by Laura Miller of whether book trailers (now the norm) are really a good thing. Does anyone actually decide to read a book based on the trailer? I have to admit I usually run across the trailer after I’ve already read the book, or decided I’m not going to read it and the trailer is just a curiosity.
But one of the best parts of this article is a link to a Herman Melville Book Trailer at Gallery Cat. It’s really advertising literary T-shirts by David Bukszpan but it’s great for a laugh.
Galley Cat has more so enjoy yourself.
But look at this one, for something really clever.
And I checked on Wordcat.org and there are US libraries that own Going West and other Maurice Gee books.
Trailers, do you like them or think they’re just a silly marketing gimmick?