Sunday, April 26, 2009

Book Trailers: Do You Watch Them?

Book trailers have apparently been around for the past few years, regularly used for about the last four. I didn't really notice them until recently and I honestly haven't watched any yet. Well, not until just now when I was curious about the trailer for Carlos Ruiz-Safon's new book The Angel's Game. It was music and still shots of 1920s Barcelona with a narrator's voice-over. I can't say I got too much information from it but it was beautiful.

Do any of you, my readers, watch book trailers? Do they affect your book choices?

Bookscreening, Trailer Spy and Book Trailers are just a few of the sites where you can view these trailers. They can also be found on YouTube and other video sharing sites and on book purchasing sites.

Curious if images and music can really sell books,


  1. I didn't even know that you got book trailers! Thanks for posting this, I am going to have a look at some book trailers!

  2. I have watched book trailers, but I don't think they've ever effected my reading. "The Angel's Game" is a good one, but honestly I don't think most of them are very well-done. I think book trailers are a good idea though.

  3. I've watched a couple, but can't say I was that blown away. Maybe I just haven't seen the right ones yet. =)

  4. Must say ... I never even HEARD of them before! Seems kind of odd to me actually...