The Snow Child book trailer

Dear modern reader,

Trailers are a relatively new trend in book promotion. They are short videos that are posted on websites and circulated online through social networks like Twitter and Facebook.

When they started out about 10 years ago, book trailers usually featured authors reading passages from their books or talking about how they were inspired. They have evolved into more exciting short films similar to movie trailers, with music, actors, animation, graphics and an artistic flare all their own. They are even recognized through Moby Awards, and this trailer took top honors last year.

For the past few months, my UK publisher Headline Review has been working with Little, Brown, and Co., an artist and a designer to create a trailer for The Snow Child. So with much gratitude, and without further ado …






12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Vivian Faith Prescott
    Dec 19, 2011 @ 10:09:59

    Very nice!

  2. mrs r
    Dec 19, 2011 @ 10:28:40

    Oh, Eowyn it’s WONDERFUL! The constant-drawing technique makes it feel like the figures (and story) are emerging from the snow and wilderness. Very cool!

  3. Christy
    Dec 19, 2011 @ 22:30:42

    I love how it seems the figures are being carved out of a snow white background. So fitting.

  4. Papa
    Dec 20, 2011 @ 07:10:53

    Fantastic! one pleasant surprise after another.

  5. Yaya
    Dec 20, 2011 @ 07:18:57

    Wow! I was so impressed by the artistry of the trailer. I also watched your SnoBarnet interview. Beautifully done. Congratulations!

  6. NathanDunbar
    Dec 20, 2011 @ 09:26:03

    Curious, any idea who the artist was? Or the composer? The music sounds much like Brain Tey’s work.

  7. Sue Mathis
    Dec 20, 2011 @ 11:39:19


  8. Eowyn Ivey
    Dec 20, 2011 @ 16:24:26

    Thank you all for your comments. I am so pleased to know that you enjoyed the trailer. Nathan — I’m going to try to find out more about the artist and music! And Papa and Yaya — what a fun surprise to find you both on here. Merry Christmas!

    • NathanDunbar
      Dec 25, 2011 @ 18:18:32

      Thanks! And please pardon my gross typo–“Brain”?? Eep! And actually his name is Bryan Tey, not Brian (if indeed that is who composed this).

  9. Sarah Davis
    Dec 23, 2011 @ 04:51:20

    Hi what a beautiful book trailer I also enjoyed your bbc interview I wish you and your family a very happy Christmas sarah x

  10. The Voracious Reader
    Jan 03, 2012 @ 18:10:25

    Recently finished reading your beautiful book and must say the trailer captures the delicate subtlety and sparseness. The book has left me with a deep internal spaciousness. Breathtaking really. Cannot wait to offer it to our customers!

    • Eowyn Ivey
      Jan 04, 2012 @ 07:43:40

      I am so thrilled you enjoyed the book! And thank you for the comments on the trailer. Wonderful to know you are a fellow bookseller, too 🙂 Happy New Year!

%d bloggers like this: