Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Book Trailer Contest!!!

Book Trailer Contest!

Are you an author with an amazing book trailer?

Does it put other trailers to shame?

Is it the best thing on earth since sliced bread?

For the first time ever, I am hosting a book trailer contest, open to any author with a book trailer. Whether you created it yourself, hired a professional, or your publisher created it, you may enter your trailer.

Rules for submitting a trailer to the contest:

You must be the author of the book

The book’s release date was 2009-2010

It is available on YouTube (so you can supply the html for posting here)

You have not won another trailer contest where you received compensation

How to enter:

Leave a link to your trailer on YouTube in the comments section, along with the name of your book, your official author name, and the date of release

Contest open from today until December 31st

I will post a weekly update, including trailers submitted.

Voting will begin January 1 and end January 9.

Who votes? YOU guys do! But only one vote per person and please no voting for yourself!

Prizes:

3rd - The donation of my YA series to the public or high school library of your choice.

2nd - The donation of my series PLUS almost twenty other new book to the public library of your choice.

1st - The donation of my series PLUS a $25.00 Amazon gift card.

And if anyone would like to donate a prize to the 1st place grand winner, please let me know!

Okay - show me your best book trailer!

28 comments:

Melissa Hart said...

Hi! I'm Melissa Hart, author of the memoir Gringa: A Contradictory Girlhood (Seal Press, October 2009).

Every chapter of Gringa ends with a narrative recipe, so I've incorporated the most iconic into this book trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrQKInQRMis

Thanks for watching!

-Melissa

Clarissa Draper said...

I don't have one for you but I'm thinking of making one now. Great contest.
CD

Karen Lange said...

What a great idea! I wish I had a book or trailer to share:P Oh well, best wishes to all who enter!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Awesome! Mine's CassaStar and it came out October 2010 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67YBjQve00U

Tamara Narayan said...

Wonderful idea! Sadly, I can only vote.

Elizabeth McKenzie said...

Dang, I'm always a day late and a dollar short. I havn't published my book, but the book trailer has been done for two years. It sounds like fun, Diane. I'll be watching.

p.m.terrell said...

Great contest, Diane!

Please check out my video for "River Passage" by p.m.terrell. It was released in the fall of 2009 and won the 2010 Best Fiction and Drama Award (Bengal Book Reviews). The book has also been determined to be so historically accurate that the Nashville Metropolitan Government Archives admitted the original manuscript into the Archives for future researchers and historians:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUQpzspqe4A

Jai Joshi said...

How cool! I have a trailer but my book was released in late 2006 so it's out of the contest. Bummer!

I'm really proud of it, though. The link is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0n5dlGPz0k

Jai

Jules said...

Great Idea! Wish I had one. I do have a rust metal trailer in the back yard :D
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Hannah Kincade said...

Aw, I wish I had one! Sounds like a blasty!!

Rayna M. Iyer said...

Awesome contest, and great prizes.
Almost makes me wish I had a book trailer, just so I could enter.

~Sia McKye~ said...

What a cool idea, Diane! Looking forward to see what you post.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Hey Trish! Glad you entered. Three so far!

marperez said...

My name is Marlene Perez and the book is DEAD IS JUST A RUMOR (4th book in my ya DEAD IS series.)It came out in August of 2010.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xk_upF0wpq8&feature=related

Thanks!

Robin Spano said...

Hey, fun contest! Here's my trailer. The book is called Dead Politician Society, it was released September 2010, and my name is Robin Spano.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dm-B81xxc_Q

Bill Walker said...

Great idea for a contest! Here is my trailer for my novel: "A Note from an Old Acquaintance," which was published in June, 2009. It's a love story about second chances...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QVmSMGAryo

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Three more! That's great.

Talli Roland said...

Oh, what a great idea! I have one for my London travel book, but it's more of a collection of images than telling a story:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqayS1mxs1c

Nancy J. Parra said...

Wow~ what a great idea. I do have one book trailer but I won't post because the lovely Linda Kage made it for me. She showed me how a book trailer could look and how to make one. So, hat's off to Linda. :D

I look forward to seeing your winners. Cheers~

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

I'd like to have a book trailer, so this event will be great for me to get some better ideas of what I want from viewing others.

RaShelle said...

Sounds cool!!! Good luck to all those entering. =D ALEX!!!

Helen Ginger said...

Great idea. It'll be fun to see the trailers. I'm looking forward to the contest.

Enid Wilson said...

Alex's trailer is very cool. Mine is so so, but let me still enter here. Fire and Cross trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkcH4aj07ss

Chris V. said...

How fun! I'll join in. Here's the video for Searching for a Starry Night, A Miniature Art Mystery

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Qlacel3Ops



Chris Verstraete
Searching for a Starry Night

TerryLynnJohnson said...

way to go for hosting this! Awesome idea and I'm looling forward to seeing more. Very generous of you, Diane!
My book was supposed to be out Jan.2011, but it looks like will be three weeks early making it 2010. But I won't enter since I'm still using Jan.release date.

Nicki Elson said...

Hi! Alex J. Cavanaugh just tipped me off on this. I'd love to have my trailer included! It's for Three Daves by Nicki Elson, released February 16, 2010. Thanks for doing this. I look forward to watching all the entries.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pg4msmaqluw&feature=player_embedded

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Wow, Nicki - that's my birthday!

Nicki Elson said...

Well then, you can think of it as a Birthday gift. :D haha.