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So You Wanna… Turn a Book into a Movie



So. You want to make a movie? Based on your book? You know, it better be good. You don’t want to disappoint the fans! So, to make a fabulous movie based on a book, here are some tips.

1.Make sure your fans know that there’s a movie coming. That way, they will all speculate which actors will get a role, which ones would be good, and who knows, they might even have some good ideas!

2.Or you make the movie very different from the book, or make it almost the same. If it’s the same, fans are almost sure to love it. And if it’s different, they can rant about what went wrong, and make their own versions if they want.

3.Delay the movie. A lot. So the fans will do almost anything to watch it when it finally comes out.

4.Don’t let so much information leak out. That way, your fans will all want to watch the movie to see how it turned out.

5.In addition to 4, you could leak out some pictures, so the fans will start to think. Who is playing who? Which scene is it? What is happening?

6.Make sure the première is one which will be talked about for ages. Also, it might be a good idea to let fans enter a contest in which they can win tickets for the première. They will love it!

7.So, the movie is finally released and in cinema’s. What to do now? You could always make sure there is lots of merchandise. It didn’t exactly hurt J.K. Rowling!

8.The movie is now out of cinema’s, and it’ll take a little while before it will be released on DVD. Don’t let it be forgotten! Even though people will talk about it a lot on forums, other people (who are not on a forum) might forget about it. Don’t let that happen!

9.And to do that, you can always release a special edition of your book with movie facts and pictures in it.

10.When the movie is released on DVD, make sure there are good extras on it. Not just talks which promote the movie, no, I mean bloopers, scenes which were not used, and an explanation, maybe a trailer of a next movie (if there will be one), you know what I mean.

If you follow these tips, your movie is sure to be successful! So, what are you waiting for? Start shooting!

And… Cut!

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21 responses to “The Haven Herald.” Join in!

  1.  I’m so happy to see that out little community is still going strong, I was  getting discouraged there for a while, but  seeing such a great newsletter come out of so much adversity is really inspiring. Also I love the new comic, all and all my favorite newsletter to date. keep up the wonderful work and thanks for making me smile.~Kagoma

  2. i really liked the comic hehe
    of the reviews you’ve put this time, i liked the thief lord (i’ve read the book and seen the movie XD)
    i also liked the part about the artemis fowl movie. actually (even though i wanna watch it) i don’t look foward to it much because i will probably be disapointed… i suppose i’ll just have to wait and see 😛
    well i loved the haven herald this time too
    keep it up!!!

  3. Fully thank to all who produce HH, never give up!

  4. Wow!  Congrats to all the winners, especially Target Acquired, whom I know a bit better.Love GothicLollipop’s Avvie!Hahah.And thanks for…picking me!!Great articles, everyone who wrote them!

  5. Wow! Best issue yet! We need to create a theme about food next time. That would be great! A don’t thank a magic theme would be too good though. I loved BlackOpal’s article! I actually read it this time!

  6. ZOMG!!!

    i am back! it’s been a while since i’ve visited this site.. now i’m loving it again!

    AWESOME JOB in this, man!!! i love it!!! Wohoo!!!!

    its really fun to read!

    Man, i can’t wait for AF 6!

  7. Target Aquired May 13th, 2008 at 3:13 am 7

    Wow, guys, I’m flattered– thanks a ton! 😀

    Speaking of someone who has read and owns “The Theif Lord,” I definitely agree that it’s an awesome book. And the comic is great– if you’re reading this, iesnoth, I’m going through Netherworld withdrawl!

    -Target Aquired

    (Yes, I do know that it’s technically spelled, “acquired.” AQUIRE is actually an acronym for Aquatic Information Retrieval, and how it relates to my username, I’m not sure. But oh well; I like either)

  8. Cool! I’ve been here since december and yet this is the first time I’ve read the haven herald. I should have starting reading them early! I really liked the articule on books vs. technology seeing as I’m pretty hopeless with technology. xD

  9. Great job,guys!!!!This is why it’s so great working with you all!!!I love the articles(BlackOpal-great job)!Great comic as well.I’m surprised even though I saw The Haven Herald already!Congratulations everybody!I’m really glad our readers are happy!You guys are awesome!!!

  10. Yay! FG is back on! News has been really slow recently, but I’m glad you guys still got the Haven Herald out! Yay!

  11. Wow! This issue is awesome! Except last issue was a hundred times better. Foaly sounds OOC, I didn’t get the comic, and it wasn’t as funny as the last issue… However, I DO agree that moviemakers are substituting quality for excitement. Eragon the movie was just totally crappy.
    Tch! How long till the movie comes out already? They’re keeping adoring fans on their toes!

  12. _i_dont_get_it May 15th, 2008 at 11:57 pm 12

    That was awesome.

  13. You know, I actually READ this one (from me there is no higher praise).

  14. Actually, I’ve never read Haven Herald before.
    I think the comic is really good =D

  15. I think that was the best one I’ve read

  16. Artemis_Fowl_theSecond June 13th, 2008 at 1:01 am 16

    I’d just like to say to all of you that I love ya and that this website is my universe. I live on the art pages and love commenting. So, thanks again to all of you who have made me a much happier person.

  17. OMG my BF told me 2 come here, that this is the best I totally agree!!!!!

  18. iHEARTartemisFOWL June 22nd, 2008 at 12:39 am 18

    <3 it all!

  19. Okay, so maybe i’ve been busy and haven’t been on in over six months… >.

  20. Hi! I’m geniustkw, Singaporean AF Fan,do you need to buy HH, or how do you get it, and can I contribute, just that mine is a long 13-chapter long story.

  21. I feel so much hppaeir now I understand all this. Thanks!

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