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Movie Novelizations International

The decision by a publisher, when it comes to what potential movies to adapt into novelizations, can be difficult and convoluted. What kind of advertising budget does the film have to supplement the cost of publication? Who is the target audience, and is it broad...

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I Read Movies – Who Wrote Roger Rabbit?

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the 1988 hit film Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Paxton Holley - host of the I Read Movies podcast - took a closer look at both the movie novelization (adapted by Martin Noble in '88) and the original 1981 novel (Who Censored...

Podcast

I Read Movies – the Star Wars Saga

Not only is Paxton Holley an avid fan of movie novelizations, but he's also a life-long fan of the Star Wars Saga. So we've been very happy that a good portion of his first crop of episodes has been dedicated to covering the famous (and sometimes infamous)...

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WTF did I just read: Robocop

In the realm of movie novelizations, there are a handful of books that just seem, well, unlikely. Whether it's an adaptation of a film that just does not seem like it would make for a good book (like Three Amigos), or one that would have an uphill battle of trying...

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Wait, It Was Based on a Book?!

Over the years that we've been collecting movie novelizations there have been some pretty awesome finds at used bookstores that left our minds buzzing on a collector's high. But sometimes, when we get home and look more closely at our new score we realize that we...

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Continuing the Story: Novelization Sequels

At their heart, movie novelizations are meant to be somewhat disposable; pieces of marking as a way for studios to broaden their advertising reach, and for publishers to make a quick buck with a release that is sure to grab reader's attention. So it should come as...

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American Movies, Foreign Novelizations

One of the most frustrating aspects for a lot of American movie novelization collectors is that there are a lot of fan favorite films that just don't have novelizations. Or at least we thought there weren't any adaptations because none were published in the United...

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The Rise of Scarface

There are a handful of reasons that lead to the adaptation and publication of movie novelizations, whether it's a publisher looking to cash in on hot new film or a studio hoping to add a little class to their marketing push for a new release, but no matter how they...

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Novelizations, An Insider’s Perspective

Movie novelizations are such a niche subset of publishing (that is pretty criminally under-examined), that it's rare to find much in the way of articles detailing the "inside baseball" aspects of the industry. We were recently pointed to this piece written by...