To be honest, I don’t watch book trailers. I don’t read that many new releases so I don’t go seeking them out on the net and they aren’t really being shown on this side of the pond. In addition to this I’m not sure I want to see them but in order to write this post I decided to go and have a look at some of the ones posted on the Moby award site. I have to say it did not make me want to watch any more. I purposely chose books I would not want to read to see if they could convince me to read them. They did not. I really don’t want images put in my head before I read a book. Sometimes I even don’t want to look at the covers because I want my own ideas of what things look like, how names are pronounced etc. I don’t want some advertiser to tell me that. I think I will stick to avoiding them in the future.
I do want to say that although book trailers are not for me I am not against their existence. If they bring more people into reading then hey they are a good thing!