The best book covers are magnetic. They draw us in, commanding the helpless consumer to heed the call: YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK. Will the helpless consumer obey or will they scroll past the book released in 2021 to cultivate their intellect with a more rarefied choice? Maybe something by a dead Russian author with an unpronounceable name? Readers are viewers first and whether or not people give a new release the time of day depends on the cover art. Period. Since we’re only halfway through the year these are the 21 best book covers of 2021 (so far)…in no particular order. Let’s hope the rest of the year’s book covers are as good as these.
When we think of adaptations for film and TV we usually think of the source material as a book. Well, here’s a reality check. The industry has been keeping up with hit podcasts for years, poaching ideas when they are just too good to pass up. In fact, podcasts have become a bit of a backdoor to TV and film. The reason is, they are a low-risk testing ground for the pricier mediums of film and television. In a podcast, the narrative strength of an idea can be tested on audiences before committing millions of dollars to produce it as a film or TV series.
Earlier this year, Ukrainian-born American writer and filmmaker Kristina Birk released her debut novel Out Of Oblivion: How I Left OB-LOM. She agreed to answer a few of our questions about her new book, the current state of the world, her creative process, and more. Check it out!
Let’s face it, with everyone watching video in copious amounts, it should be no surprise that the cinematic book trailer is more popular and effective for commercial fiction as well as indie authors than ever. Quality production makes for attention-grabbing, often emotional experiences for viewers. Some of the most-viewed book trailers of all time have reached millions of people! Let’s take a look at some of these fantastic book trailers and why they’re so great.
Novelists spend a lot of time by themselves, in front of a word processor, furiously slapping their fingers against a keyboard. Sometimes they get lucky and spell out coherent words, other times they “accidentally” download internet pornography. It’s a tricky balancing act, and only the most talented writers are able to figure out a method that allows them to do both. Sometimes novelists need a break from the written word AND pornography, however, which I admit does sound bizarre, but it’s true. Which is how, once in a while, we end up witnessing a novelist venture out into the world of filmmaking—specifically, in the examples presented in this article, directing. Novelists such as…
Maybe you’re a YouTuber looking to venture outside of your daily norm vlogging about what you had for breakfast. Maybe you crawled out of a hole in the ground you’ve been living in since the cold war and just found out about the internet. Whatever your circumstances, if you’re interested in learning how to start a booktube channel in 2021 this list is for you.