Trailer Park

I’m trying, but I don’t get the point of book trailers for novels–I’m not sure if visuals usefully promote books, I’m not convinced the average YouTube visitor is compelled to watch book trailers, and by and large publishers’ sites don’t point people to them. And there’s a quality issue too–I’ve seen a lot that are little more than a slideshow assemblages of Flickr images combined with crummy audio.

All that said, I’m happy to see the good stuff when it shows up. City Paper is running a review of Jami Attenberg‘s novel The Kept Man in this week’s issue; hunting around for a trailer, I found this nicely assembled one, shot around the novel’s Williamsburg, Brooklyn setting: