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!
Fight Club is an amazing example of how a film made reading cool again for generations of fans. What other movie has done this in the last thirty years, except for maybe Harry Potter? Ehem. Nevermind.
Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood recently found a new, expanded life as a novelization. The 2019 Tarantino flick about Hollywood in ’69 is polarizing. But whether you loved or loathed the director’s choice to re-write history, one thing is certain–this film got a lot of people talking. So why aren’t they talking more about the novelization of the film?
Novelizations are screenplay-to-novel adaptations. Nowadays, they are usually rare artifacts reserved for the nerdiest in franchise fandom. When you just can’t enough of your favorite film you can dive back into that world via the novelization, which exists in order to produce another revenue stream for the studios. Milk that IP, baby. But hey, there are actually some surprisingly good novelizations of both classic and modern films.
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.