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I like this idea, only I think it should be run by the government.
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A competition that connects book publishers to independent film
creators. Publishers select one of their novels and let independent film
creators make a two-five minute video from a scene in the book. The
winner of the competition will be based on which video gets the most
views on youtube or
other video sites, the quality of the video (deemed
by the publisher) and representation of the video to the novel. The
winner gets money and the publishers get massive advertising. All
through the competition, the videos will have an affiliate monetization
system with the publisher so every time someone buys a book due to a
video, the film maker gets a cut.
Information about and links to examples of book trailers. [land, Mar 20 2009]
Circle of Seven Productions
Some nice-looking (non-cheesy) book trailers here. [land, Mar 20 2009]
Why Current Bookvertising Sucks
[goodmars, Mar 22 2009]
Trailer for Neal Stephenson's book _Anathem_ [cowtamer, Mar 24 2009]
Perfect Chemistry: most hillarious book trailer on earth
[goodmars, Dec 19 2009]
||Good idea, but isn't the title a bit misleading? Wouldn't "FilmMeABook" be closer to the concept? Or did I just misread something here?
||@goodmars: Book publishers already produce "Book Trailers", which sounds like what you're on about here. I think a contest that mates publishers with indy producers would be a nice angle. Maybe a reality TV show. "America's Next Best Seller"?
||Now that the title has changed, it seems only fair for me to say... disregard my above anno. [+]
||oh man, some of these trailers actually make me not want to read the book...
||I was definitely thinking in the realm of mini-movie esque
||oh my, check the link out
||I love this kind of thing, but it's SO scarce. +
||Received an email with the most hilarious book trailer/rap, felt it was fitting for this idea