The twenty-tens was a decade of book trailers like never before. In fact, book trailers barely even existed in the early 2000s. A lot has changed in the book trailer world since then, especially over the past ten years. The format has evolved significantly as the cultural importance of social media has been amplified to the level of becoming a “necessity” for participating in modern society. That’s a scary thought, but it’s a good thing for book trailers. Authors need them now more than ever.
The 14 best book trailers of 2021 deserve their just desserts. Thankfully, we’re here to give it to them! Yes, many things happen when the end of the year plops itself down on us. But do you know what the most exciting part of the holiday season is? That’s right! Looking back at all of the incredible book trailers released over the past year. We scraped the internet with a fine-toothed comb to bring you these amazing book trailers. So, heat yourself up some hot apple cider, put another log on the fire, and cozy up with this best of 2021 list. Cheers!
Dr. Tony Brooks is a warrior, chiropractor, entrepreneur, and author. Now there’s a rare combo! Leave No Man Behind is the title of this former U.S. Army Ranger’s new book, but it’s also his mantra.
The one thing mother and daughter do agree on is their shared love of baking. Mrs. Yang is the owner of Houston’s popular Yin & Yang Bakery. With college just around the corner, Liza agrees to help out at the bakery’s annual junior competition to prove she’s more than her rebellious tendencies once and for all. But when Liza arrives on the first day of the bake-off, she realizes there’s a catch: all of the contestants are young Asian American men her mother has handpicked for Liza to date.
In Leap to Wholeness, educator Sky Nelson-Isaacs explores the science of wholeness. To understand wholeness, imagine a beautiful photograph that you want to modify. The image exists in space. Yet graphic designers are familiar with another space called the frequency domain, or “pattern-space.”
Revered as one of the all-time greats of classic Hollywood cinema, Chinatown has enjoyed a life of its own for decades. Take, for instance, the maligned 1990 follow-up film, The Two Jakes. The future of Chinatown’s legacy is in these two projects that are currently in development.
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Here at Film 14 we live and breathe book trailers. So when an exciting cinematic book movie hits the scene, we’re pretty keen on sniffing it out. We sailed through this trash fire of a year and, like a burning comet blazing through outer space, we’re heading straight into the darkness of the next… but not without first paying our respects to the best book trailers of 2020.
Benjamin Ellefson is the author of The Land Without Color, a fantasy series for young people full of valuable real-world lessons. Below is the official trailer reveal! This middle grade fantasy book trailer produced by Film 14 and directed by The Deka Brothers (Half Bad, Sweet Adventures of Henry P. Twist). Here Ellefson shares his inspiration for writing, offers a window into The Land Without Color series, and touches on how making a deliberate choice to self-publish has helped him connect with fans.