Thursday, November 30, 2006

Teen Book Video Awards

The winning short films from The Book Standard's Teen Book Video Awards are now available for viewing (and voting): The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak, How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff, and A Great And Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray. What a brilliant combination of media, especially for this generation -- watching the films leaves you desperately wanting to read the books. Hey, Dutton, listen up: the First Daughter series is ripe for a video promo, and a short film based on Sparrow's character could be light and funny, unlike these three intense films. Whaddaya think?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Mitali,

Glad you liked our Book Videos. By the way, your latest book will be reviewed in the next issue (Dec. 1) of Kirkus, which goes to press on Tuesday.

Chuck Shelton
Managing Editor, VNU US Literary Group
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New York, NY 10003
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Mitali Perkins said...

Hey Chuck, thanks for stopping by. I hope this means you guys liked Rickshaw Girl. Congrats on your best of 2006 list, too. I'm going to link to it in the next couple of days.

Anonymous said...

Mitali,

This is so cool!! Can't wait to get my hands on Kirkus.

Your pal, Karen

Anonymous said...

i think it would be awesome!
i cant wait to read your new books. i loved the two books preceding, because the characters were so...real-life. i could empathize, being first gen indian and all that.

the videos are very interesting. im going to go to the library soon and check them out!

Mitali Perkins said...

anonybrown, your words made my day! Thanks for the affirmation, we reclusive types need it desperately!

Sue Gee said...

I recently discovered the Kirkus video awards and think they are fantastic as well! What a great way to promote books to teens. I think I'll use them at my library!