On Thursday (May 20th), this GalleyCat Reviews editor will help review the world’s best and worst book trailers at Melville House’s first annual Moby Awards–a genuine red carpet ceremony held at The Griffin in Manhattan. Email here to RSVP.
After the jump, you can see all the finalists for a variety of categories: Best Big Budget Book Trailer; Best Cameo in a Book Trailer, Best Author Appearance in a Book Trailer; Least Likely to Actually Sell the Book; and finally, Best Low Budget/Indie Book Trailer. To prepare yourself, check out that Karl Rove attack ad book trailer (not a finalist) embedded above and read this Flavorwire article about book trailers.
The awards will be judged by a panel of publishing folk, including this GalleyCat editor, Slate.com‘s Troy Patterson, the LA Times‘ Carolyn Kellogg, OR Books’ Colin Robinson, and Melville House Publishing’s Megan Halpern.