There are some books that I've decided to read because I was so moved by or impressed by the book trailer (like Nathan Filer's Where the Moon Isn't). I can't say I've ever not picked up a book because I disliked the book trailer... and there have been many trailers that I was unimpressed by.
Edit: As I've been reading the comments and responses from other bloggers, I started to consider whether or not educators and librarians utilize book trailers. I could imagine a situation in which a reader, who does stalk Goodreads or regularly read jacket descriptions, seeing one of those more simple trailers (the ones with just images and snippets of text) and then deciding to pick up a book. Does anyone out there use book trailers in this way? Do you think they could be a valuable reader advisory tool?
Sound off in the comments! How do you feel about book trailers? Do you watch them? Have you ever seen one that convinced you to read a specific book (feel free to share the trailer, too!)? Have you ever decided not to read something based on the book trailer?Below I've shared some book trailers from various publishers and authors that I've liked.
The Violet Hour by Whitney Miller
Flux / 3.8.2014 / Goodreads
The Theory of Everything by Kari Luna
Penguin BFYR / 7.11.2013 / Goodreads
The Heartbreak Messenger by Alexander Vance
Macmillan / 7.23.2013 / Goodreads
Where the Moon Isn't by Nathan Filer
Macmillan / 11.5.2013 / Goodreads
Tell Me a Secret by Holly Cupala
HarperTeen / 9.20.2011 / Goodreads