Publisher Random House Australia is running the Australian Book Video Awards as a way of promoting three of its new books. With the lure of cash prizes, film makers were asked to make a 90 second book trailer video to promote one of three books the publisher has released this month; Nick Earl’s THE TRUE STORY OF BUTTERFISH, Leah Giarratano’s BLACK ICE, and Sam Fisher’s STATE OF EMERGENCY.

The videos of the three finalists – one for each book – have now been announced with the overall winner to be announced in August along with the People’s Choice Award winner chosen from the shortlist & the finalists.

You can view all the shortlisted videos on YouTube. The voting for the People’s Choice Award closed on 31 July, 2009.