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Book Trailers: More Fun Than Writing The Book?

Ben Tripp | Posted 06.15.2016 | Home
Ben Tripp

I didn't know book trailers were a thing until it was suggested I should make my own. Book trailers, also known as bookreels, are like movie trailers -- except they're made to promote books. I'll bet you guessed that already. They're almost exclusively found online.

The Many Reasons 'Toddlers Are A**holes' In Under 3 Minutes

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.08.2015 | Parents

A new book from Bunmi Laditan might be just what parents need to get through the vortex of exhaustion known as "the toddler years." With Toddlers Are ...

My Life Without Me: Serbia

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 03.09.2014 | Home
Jasmina Tesanovic

My Life Without Me from Jasmina Tesanovic on Vimeo....

VIDEO: Who Was Abraham Lincoln?

Scott Bateman | Posted 11.20.2013 | Comedy
Scott Bateman

What do YOU know about Abraham Lincoln? Surprisingly little is known about this obscure US president. Luckily, Disalmanac has made a new educational film that explains everything you need to know about ol' "Honest Abe" (or, as you'll see, "Ice Ice Abe") in just 30 second.

Video: Which U.S. Presidents Were Robots...?

Scott Bateman | Posted 08.12.2013 | Comedy
Scott Bateman

Like most of us, you probably spend at least seventeen hours per day wondering how many U.S. presidents were actually robots or lizard people.

WATCH: New Lemony Snicket Book Trailer (EXCLUSIVE!)

Posted 03.12.2013 | Home

Lemony Snicket wants you to be... well, if not afraid of the dark, at least aware of it. Because according to his forthcoming kids book, The Dark, out...

Stop-Motion Literature

Electric Literature | Posted 01.09.2013 | Home
Electric Literature

2012-11-09-BrandonRayELUsing construction paper and stop-motion animation, Brandon Ray has created a haunting and heartbreaking animation for Electric Literature's Single Sentence Animation series.

WATCH: New Timothy Ferriss Book Trailer Is Pretty Slick

Posted 11.07.2012 | Home

Timothy Ferriss is a publishing phenomenon. His first book, The 4 Hour Workweek, used Google Adwords to test out its title, and became a NYT number on...

WATCH: New Book Promises Strategies Of World's Great Achievers

Posted 10.16.2012 | Home

Robert Greene wrote the bestseller "The 48 Laws of Power," and he's about to return with a new book, "Mastery," ($28.95, Viking, November 13th.) Its t...

WATCH: Funny Book Trailer Helps You Win At Scrabble

Posted 09.12.2012 | Home

Scrabble words with Q. It's the eternal conundrum. You know the feeling - you pull out the letters from the Scrabble bag, and you get the Q but no U. ...

WATCH: Inspirational Book Sculpture Video

Posted 06.21.2012 | Home

Rather than taking the traditional route and simply printing catalogs for their fall list, Hachette Australia has put together a stunning and inspirat...

WATCH: Hilarious Book Trailer Features Dick Cavett And Malcolm Gladwell

Posted 05.17.2012 | Home

Comedian and musician Dave Hill has written a memoir. Aside from comedy and music, he shares stories on girlfriends, hockey and "Misguided Attempts at...

WATCH: You'll Never Guess Who Is Standing For President

Posted 12.08.2011 | Home

The race for the White House is hotting up. The Republicans start their primaries next month. President Obama is giving speeches intended to stir his ...

Book Promotion: The Second Time Around

Arielle Ford | Posted 10.11.2011 | Home
Arielle Ford

If you are about to launch your next (or first) book, you can save yourself time, money and energy by learning from my missteps and successes. I hope these insights help to shorten your learning curve.

Paul Giamatti In Gary Shteyngart's New Video: Trying Too Hard To Be Borat?

Vulture | By: | Posted 07.19.2011 | Home

Gary Shteyngart, author of Super Sad True Love Story and auteur of one of the funniest book trailers we've ever seen (not a high bar), has just crafte...

Sarah Vowell Book Trailer: History Of Hawaii Illustrated In Plate Lunches

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Sarah Vowell's new book, "Unfamiliar Fishes," is taking an unconventional approach to the book trailer. Here's the history of Hawaii illustrated by pl...

WATCH: Denis Leary Says...

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Denis Leary is at it again, this time in his own book trailer for "Suck On This Year." He says people only pretend to read Franzen and other things th...

WATCH: Who Should Win?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Published by Amazon, Richard Hine's new novel, "Russell Wiley Is Out To Lunch," takes place in 2006 when media companies started riding the social med...

'The Sexy Book Of Sexy Sex' Gets A Hilariously Sexy Trailer (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Comedians Kristen Schaal ("Flight of the Conchords") and Rich Blomquist ("The Daily Show") recently released a captivating, hilarious and wildly misin...

James Franco, Jeffrey Eugenides Star In Hilarious Book Trailer For Gary Shteyngart's New Book (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Book trailers are often hit-or-miss, but some of the best ones are of the funny, self-deprecating variety. Gary Shteyngart, author of "Absurdistan," h...

Book Trailer Awards To Be Hosted By Book Blog MobyLives This Month

MobyLives | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Yes, that's right: we will judge you. Well, we'll judge your book trailers, which one might consider reflections of you (and your work), whether you'...

'Awkward Family Photos': Grandparents' First Date (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The awkwardly hilarious grandparents of one of the "Awkward Family Photos" authors are back, this time telling the story of their first date. We thin...

The Dangers of Keeping a Journal

Samara O'Shea | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Samara O'Shea

I once had a boyfriend. He once read my journal. He read all about me sleeping with another man. I no longer had a boyfriend.