Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Book Video Awards 2010 (plus giveaway!)

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.


  1. I voted :) I voted for the Blood Harvest trailer. To me that one that one exuded the sense of grimness, oppressiveness and down right spookiness that I think matches the book the most.

    But I have to say that were some of the best book trailers I've seen, all of them!

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  3. thats so awesome. it sounds like it would be a lot of fun to do. I love movies and books so its like combining them together.

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  5. I voted for Hypothermia. When I first heard of book trailers, I have to admit I was pretty confused by the concept. All four of these were pretty outstanding and a little creepy to read in the morning. The trailer for Hypothermia just made me wonder what it was about and where it was going.


  6. I voted for Hypothermia.
    I thought all the trailers were excellent bt Hypothermia was the most intriguing and chilling at the same time.
    Also Northern European mysteries seemed to be the rage at the moment and I am not immune to all that enthusiasm.

    eshchory AT gmail DOT com

  7. I voted for "Hypothermia". It is spooky, dark and it is the one that makes more curious about the novel. Not that the other are not very good, but the "Hypothermia" one gives me the chills, but also tickles my desire to read the novel as soon as possible :)

  8. I voted for The Snowman, it's got the best of the other 3, suspence, action and the powerful use of children in danger (always a heart-string puller).

    Really makes me want to rush out and get the book (or even win it here!).


  9. I voted for "Hypothermia".


  10. I voted for "Hypothermia".

    I didn't care for "Blood Harvest" at all.

    Although fairly exciting, "Blood's a Rover" felt vaguely misleading to me in that I've already read the first two books in the trilogy and certain aspects of the trailer refer to things that happened in those books rather than whatever is covered in the new book.

    "The Snowman" started off uninteresting, became more interesting as it progressed, but felt a bit too much like a bad horror movie to overcome its weak start.

    "Hypothermia" just felt the most solid and actually made me interested in potentially reading the book.