The Book Video Awards is a joint initiative run by Random House and The Bookseller Magazine. Now in its third year, the objective of the Awards is to enable talented young film directors to make high quality video trailers for great books. Students from the National Film and Television School are invited to submit proposals to create a 90 second trailer for a book from a selection presented by Random House. The winners each receive £5,000 to create their videos which are then used to promote the books online for example on author and fan sites, YouTube and retailers. Videos from previous years have also been used in adverts, on TV news and as enhancements for ebooks.
The 2010 Book Video Awards celebrate four outstanding new Crime and Thriller books:
Blood's A Rover - James Ellory
Hypothermia by Arnaldur Indridason
Blood Harvest by S J Bolton
The Snowman by Jo Nesbo
YOU now get to decide the overall winner by viewing the trailers and voting for your favourite. The winner will be announced at an Awards ceremony on October 15th.
I have an exciting giveaway connected the the Book Video Awards 2010 - I have copies of the four titles above, and ONE person will win ALL FOUR by simply going to the site to vote and then leaving me a comment below telling me which trailer you picked and why (giving me some way of getting in touch with you)!
So what are you waiting for? I will announce the winner on October 15th.