May 18, 2010

The Moby Award Finalists!

It's not QUITE as famous as the Oscars, but the Moby Awards are getting there. As you know, the Mobys are given out to the best (and worst!) book videos. That is, these are promotional trailers for books...sort of like previews at the movie theater.

And a trailer for The Pocket Guide to Mischief is a Moby finalist! Specifically, it's in the category of Least Likely Trailer to Sell the Book. Wow. It's an honor just to be nominated!

As you can see, the prize is as good as mine already. My competition? Puh-leeze. The other videos are awesome...and therefore, incapably of beating mine! Take Shoplifting from American Apparel by Tao Lin:

Did you see that facial expression? How's THAT for convincing? Along those lines, listen to the incredible voice-acting going on in this trailer for Patricia Rockwell's The Sounds of Murder:

Can you believe that camera-work? Nice. Now as for the video for True Confections by Katharine Weber, it appears to just be an old-time commercial for candy. Hmmm...

Okay, THAT was a little weird. And speaking of weird, Shark Hunting in Paradise Garden (by Cameron Pierce) is a book that features "Wayne, a giant wizard head with fat lizard legs." But don't look for Wayne in the's a Japanese movie from yesteryear with new subtitles.

You know, after watching all of these videos, I have to admit...I don't feel like buying ANY of these books. (So I guess we all lose win!)

AdditionPatricia Rockwell's The Sounds of Murder won. Congratulations, Patricia! *sniff*

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