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Hey, I know these folks! Nominees for best and worst book trailers

Finalists have been chosen from more than 300 entries for the first annual Moby Awards for Book Trailers. Now the key decisions rest with "Members of the Academy," a judging panel that includes Jason Boog of GalleyCat; Troy Patterson, television critic for Slate; book blogger Carolyn Kellogg of the Los Angeles Times’ Jacket Copy; indie publisher Colin Robinson of OR Books; Ina Howard Parker of Represent Inc. and Megan Halpern of Melville House Publishing.

Winners will be announced at the Moby Awards Ceremony May 20. The finalists are:


[I’ve known Kevin for forever. His first book is getting raves.]

Best Low Budget/Indie Book Trailer

A Common Pornography by Kevin Sampsell

The Electric Church in One Minute by Jeff Somers

Extraordinary Renditions by Andrew Ervin

I Am in the Air Right Now by Kathryn Regina
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Lego New York by Chistoph Niemann



Best Big Budget/Big House Book Trailer

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

Blameless by Gail Carriger

Going West by Maurice Gee

High Before Homeroom by Maya Sloan

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Dawn of the Dreadfuls by Steve Hockensmith



Best Performance by an Author

Gordon Lish in Collected Fictions

Dennis Cass in Head Cas

Thomas Pynchon (voice of) in Inherent Vice

Daniel Handler in Kindle vs. iPad #10

Jeffrey Rotter in The Known Unknowns



Best Cameo in a Book Trailer

Jon Stewart in I Am a Genius of Unspeakable Evil...

Jonathan Safran Foer's grandmother in Eating Animals

He Is Legend's Schyler Croom in High Before Homeroom

Deepak Chopra in The Karma Club

Zach Galifinakis in Lowboy


[That’s Bart’s own voice!]

Least Likely Trailer to Sell the Book

Pocket Guide to Mischief by Bart King

Shark Hunting in Paradise Garden by Cameron Pierce

Shoplifting from American Apparel by Tao Lin

Sounds of Murder by Patricia Rockwell

True Confections by Katharine Weber



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