In the spirit of all things books-to-film, we’ve compiled a list of 21 short films based on short stories for your enlightenment and enjoyment. You can usually find a short film based on a short story near the beginning of your favorite directors’ filmography. Similarly, many famous authors cut their teeth on the short story format when they were first starting out. Some of these shorts are obscure, some won Oscars, all are literary adaptations for film and that’s what we’re about. Enjoy!
Right now everyone has an idea or a story they want to pitch to Netflix. Pitching a great story idea to the mother of all streaming platforms is no easy task but it’s not impossible. After all, Netflix is designed to churn out seasons of binge-worthy shows to keep viewers hooked and these ideas come from filmmakers, writers, and producers who are people just like you…except they’ve already found their connection.
We love everything about this author video and it’s among our top picks of the best book trailers of 2022. The animation is not just visually striking, it’s entirely awesome and high-quality.
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 amazing.
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.