We didn’t win but I did discover that out of almost 100 submissions, we made the top five nominees! And we were up against trailers made with big budgets by big publishers. And we lost to Lane Smith, which is a worthy loss!
On our way to Brooklyn…
Under the heading of I Love Seeing Friends’ Books in Stores!
The Moby Awards return for a second year to reward and (gently) reprimand this year’s crop of book trailers. A panel of celebrity judges will be awarding the golden whales for the best and worst trailers, best performance by an author, worst performance by an author, and best cameo performance, as well as best foreign book trailer, bloodiest book trailer, trailer with the most annoying music, and many more TBD based on quality or lack thereof.
This Year’s Panel of Judges:
Stephanie Anderson–WORD Bookstore Brooklyn, Store Manager
Jason Boog–GalleyCat/eBookNewser, Editor
Patrick Brown–GoodReads, Community Manager
Blake Butler–HTML Giant, Founder and Editor
Michele Filgate–McNally Jackson, Events Coordinator
Amy Hertz–Huffington Post, Literary Editor
Andy Hunter–Electric Literature, Founder and Editor
Dennis Johnson–Melville House, Publisher
C. Max Magee–The Millions, Founder and Editor
Kathleen Massara–Flavorpill, Literary Editor
Laura Miller–Salon, Senior Writer/Book Critic
Troy Patterson–Slate, Television Critic