Best and Worst Book Trailers of 2010

If you’re like me, you’re  anxiously awaiting the second installment of the making of Mike’s Banktown trailer. But Mike’s got his hands full editing the video right now, so I figured it’s the perfect time to entertain you with the Melville House Publishing’s first ever book trailer awards while we wait.

Melville House, a Brooklyn-based independent publisher, posted their picks for the best (and worst) book trailers of 2010 on their blog, MobyLives. The group had some of the top people in the book business to judge the videos, and they came up with a fantastic list. I picked some of my favorites to share with you.

Congrats to New Zealand Book Council’s trailer for Going West, by Maurice Gee, for taking the title of best big budget/big house trailer. This one is almost Tim Burton-esque. It’s fascinating–I couldn’t tear my eyes away.

Dennis Cass won best performance by an author for his trailer for Head Case. Absolutely hilarious! Writers everywhere will appreciate this one.

And of course, I just HAD to post the winner for best indie trailer. The motion graphics in this one are stunning! Congrats to Kathryn Regina, author of I am in the Air Right Now.

You can see more winners and categories at MobyLives.  Do you think these videos deserved their awards?

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