Thursday, December 16, 2010

Book Trailer Contest and Entries So Far

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
One trailer per author

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!


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.

Entries so far:

1 - Gringa: A Contradictory Girlhood by Melissa Hart (October 2009)

2 - CassaStar by Alex J Cavanaugh (October 2010)

3 - River Passage by p.m.terrell (Fall 2009)

4 - Dead is Just a Rumor by Marlene Perez (August 2010)

5 - Dead Politician by Robin Spano (September 2010)

6 - A Note from an Old Acquaintance by Bill Walker (June 2009)

7 - 24 Hours London' Guide Book: Top Tips from London's Only Hour-by-Hour Guide By Marsha Moore (June 2009)

8 - Fire and Cross by Enid Wilson (December 2010)

9 - Dream Man by Nancy J. Parra (January 2010)

10 - Night Watch by Mary Montague Sikes (April 2010)

11 - Three Daves by Nicki Elson (February 2010)

12 - Freezer Burn by Gayle Carline (July 2009)


  1. Those are awesome! Some very creative people here! :)

  2. Wow, its amazing what technology can do for something like a book. Great entries so far.

  3. Woo! Thanks for putting mine up, even though I neglected to put the date of release on my entry (clearly, I didn't read the instructions - sorry!).

  4. Wow, some cool trailers. I'll have to come back to check out the ones I didn't get to check out yet. Good luck to everyone!

  5. Book trailers? Oh man, I shiver to think what my book trailers would be like.

    Shiver, I say, shiver.

    Although I do run like I'm pulling a trailer, especially around a corner.

    How do we vote?

    - Eric

  6. Wow, you've already gotten a lot of entries! Gonna be hard to pick a winner. You might have to have semi-finals to narrow the list.

  7. Cool contest. Like what I've seen so far.

    Tossing It Out

  8. What a great idea for a contest! Looks like you've got some great entries.

  9. "Dead is Just a Rumor" is creepy good:)

  10. Enjoyed watching these. I can tell that choosing a winner will be a tough job.

  11. Love these trailers.
    Here's the link to the one the lovely and talented Linda Kage made for my romantic suspense Dream Man.

    Dream Man by Nancy J. Parra
    Jan. 2010
    Good luck to everyone!

  12. Here is the link for the video trailer for Night Watch, a mystery/suspense by Mary Montague Sikes:

  13. This is a great idea for a contest. Sorry I don't know how to make my links hot!

    I also have a trailer for Dangerous Hearts, a mystery/suspense by Mary Montague Sikes:
    http://www.photosho zX8Ym2DE

    Both Night Watch and Dangerous Hearts were published this year.

  14. I love how each 1 is so unique. Very impressive!

  15. Wow, awesome trailers. However will you pick the winner???

  16. Eric, I will open up voting in January!

  17. Such a diverse group. It will be hard to make a choice.
    N. R. Williams, fantasy author

  18. OOh, OOh, try mine!
    Freezer Burn
    by Gayle Carline
    July 2009

    Seriously, there are a lot of cool vids here!

  19. This trailer is for "Bella," by Steve Piacente. We launched the book in late August.

  20. I love this!!

    I'm Christee Gabour Atwood and my book is:

    In Celebration of Elastic Waistbands: Episodes of ImperfectioN, Insanity, & Occasional Enlightenment

    Released October 30, 2010

    Betcha can't catch it all in one viewing!!

  21. Hi , I am the author of " Leaving Home , Going Home , Returning Home : A Hebrew American's Sojourn in the Land of Israel" . It was released 12 / 2009. Here is my youtube trailer .

  22. Santa's Village Gone Wild! : Tales Of Summer Fun, Hijinx & Debauchery As Told By The People Who Worked There. By Christopher Dearman

    It was released 11/03/10 and is available at & Amazon

    Trailer link:

  23. Hi! I'm Rochelle H. Ragnarok author of Game Boys the first book in my series.

    Here's my book trailer

  24. Garry PotterDecember 30, 2010

    Here is my (non-fiction( book trailer for Dystopia: What is to be done?:

  25. Gary, I'll get it added to the next post. When was it released? Need month and year.

  26. American Smile written by Cody Young (me) published November 2009

    There are two trailers available on youtube but I'm only allowed to enter one here.

  27. Any chance you'd take a late entry? :)

    Scourge: A Grim Doyle Adventure which was released Nov 29th, 2010


  28. Sorry David, voting started last Saturday!