The idea of book trailers seems weirdly genre-bending. I was just explaining them to my seven year old as he came over to peer into my laptop, intrigued by the music from a Lemony Snicket trailer.
"They're short movies," I said. "About books. They're like an ad for the book."
"They're not like an ad," he said. "They are an ad."
He's right of course.
I was on the Harper Collins site looking for the trailer for Susan Juby's Another Kind of Cowboy. A friend is reading it to his daughter who is now laid up after a school ski trip. The friend reports that the book is excellent for reading aloud. I like the fact that the trailer for the Juby book actually has a trailer in it.
I'd like to watch more trailers, but basically I'm lazy. I'd like them all in one place for convenient browsing. A sort of trailer park, if you will. And I like the ones that have been uploaded to youtube so that I can embed them here. Like this one for Meg Rosoff's How I Live Now:
Any trailer recommendations?