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Book to Film Adaptations--The Frugal Way to Learn

Note from Carolyn Howard-Johnson: Thank you to Jim Cox, Editor-in-Chief of Midwest Book Reviews for giving my blanket permission to print his reviews featured in his Midwest Book Review newsletter. I appreciate his trust. And because I this site is associated with http://MyBooksToFilm.com, I figured his review of this book might be just what the doctor ordered for those who--logically it seems to me--assume that submission to that BooksToFilm concept must first be written up as a screenplay. Not true. Many producers, directors, screenwriters, and others are looking for story lines to ADAPT and often even find short stories suitable for that purpose.  But this book reviewed by Jim just may have a whole lot more useful information for our authors who are pursuing BooksToFilm!  So, with big thanks to Jim, here it is:

Adapting Bestsellers
Ken Gelder
Cambridge University Press
One Liberty Plaza, Fl. 20, New York, NY 10006
www.cambridge.org
ISBN: 9781108731089
$12.99, PB, 75pp,
Available ot www.amazon.com

Synopsis: A part of the Cambridge University Press 'Elements in Publishing and Book Culture' series, "Adapting Bestsellers: Fantasy, Franchise and the Afterlife of Storyworlds" by Ken Gelder examines adaptations of best selling works of popular fiction to cinema, television, stage, radio, video games and other media platforms.

"Adapting Bestsellers" focuses on 'transmedia storytelling', building its case studies around the genre of modern fantasy: because the elaborate story worlds produced by writers like J. R. R. Tolkien, J. K. Rowling and George R. R. Martin which have readily lent themselves to adaptations across various media platforms.

There commercial success has also made it possible for media entertainment corporations to invest in them over the long term, enabling the development of franchises through which their story worlds are presented and marketed in new ways to new audiences.

Critique: A succinct and impressively informative study, "Adapting Bestsellers: Fantasy, Franchise and the Afterlife of Storyworlds" is an inherently interesting and thought-provoking read that will have particular interest for writers and publishers interested in their books being expanded into other entertainment (and money-making) platforms. While unreservedly recommended for professional, community, and academic library Writing/Publishing instructional reference collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that "Adapting Bestsellers" is also readily available in a digital book format (Kindle, $12.34).
 
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Adapting Bestsellers
Ken Gelder
Cambridge University Press
One Liberty Plaza, Fl. 20, New York, NY 10006
www.cambridge.org
9781108731089, $12.99, PB, 75pp, www.amazon.com

Synopsis: A part of the Cambridge University Press 'Elements in Publishing and Book Culture' series, "Adapting Bestsellers: Fantasy, Franchise and the Afterlife of Storyworlds" by Ken Gelder examines adaptations of best selling works of popular fiction to cinema, television, stage, radio, video games and other media platforms.

"Adapting Bestsellers" focuses on 'transmedia storytelling', building its case studies around the genre of modern fantasy: because the elaborate story worlds produced by writers like J. R. R. Tolkien, J. K. Rowling and George R. R. Martin which have readily lent themselves to adaptations across various media platforms.

There commercial success has also made it possible for media entertainment corporations to invest in them over the long term, enabling the development of franchises through which their story worlds are presented and marketed in new ways to new audiences.

Critique: A succinct and impressively informative study, "Adapting Bestsellers: Fantasy, Franchise and the Afterlife of Storyworlds" is an inherently interesting and thought-provoking read that will have particular interest for writers and publishers interested in their books being expanded into other entertainment (and money-making) platforms. While unreservedly recommended for professional, community, and academic library Writing/Publishing instructional reference collections, it should be noted for personal reading lists that "Adapting Bestsellers" is also readily available in a digital book format (Kindle, $12.34).
 
 
Submitted by
Carolyn Howard-Johnson
Author of the just-released! 3rd Edition of The Frugal Book Promoter, once dubbed “a classic” by Bookbaby.com 
Published by Modern History Press
Carolyn's web site: http://HowToDoItFrugally.com
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