We are absolutely thrilled to be part of an awesome crowd funded project with Red 14 Films and four other amazing authors and presses. The project is creating book trailers for each of the five books, including our very own This Jealous Earth!
If it’s successfully funded, these books will have a book trailer created by Red 14 Films:
This Jealous Earth by Scott Dominic Carpenter
Driven by James Sallis (Poisoned Pen Press)
Igor in Crisis by Jeff Parker (Harper Collins Canada)
The Stud Book by Monica Drake (Crown Publishers)
In the House Upon the Dirt Between the Lake and the Woods by Matt Bell (Soho Press)
What’s a Book Trailer?
Pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Like a movie trailer sells the idea of the movie, a book trailer is a video clip that brings a book to life and gets people excited about reading it. Most trailers end up being a collection of stills with bad music, which is why we’re happy we landed with Red 14 Films. Their trailers are gorgeous, and we are 100% confident they’ll do Scott’s book justice.
How can you help?
All on our own, we might not be able to afford a high-end production company like Red 14 Films, but by teaming up with four other authors, we’re hoping to raise enough money for all of us small presses win one for the little guys. And, by going with a crowd funding site like Indiegogo, it lets us give something back to fans and readers for supporting us.
Here’s what we need: head over to the project’s page and look at the different contribution levels. No matter how much or how little you give, even if it’s just five bucks, you get something back. There’s everything from signed copies of the books, swag from production of the trailer, and awesome, once in a lifetime rewards like a writer’s work shop with indie powerhouse Matt Bell or our very own Scott Carpenter.
It’s a great way to pre-order This Jealous Earth and other phenomenal books, plus help independent publishers create a piece of cinematic art that can help expose even more people to some of your favorite writers.
Thank you in advance from all the authors and presses, whether you’re contributing, or even helping us spread the word to your friends.
Check out the 5 Cinematic Book Trailers Project