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VIDEO: Disalmanac Explains World War II

Scott Bateman | Posted 10.01.2013 | Comedy
Scott Bateman

So, so many people are confused about World War II. Was it a type of car? A species of freshwater fish? A popular breakfast cereal with Crunchberries™? Well, be confused no more.

Are Book Trailers the Next Big Thing in Publishing?

Scott Alexander Hess | Posted 09.14.2013 | Books
Scott Alexander Hess

Will there be a time when a hot book trailer and easy link to an e-book leads to a mega sales boost? Also, can emerging writers use a trailer to land an agent?

Brain Burps About Books - Small Business Makes Big Business for This Illustrator

Katie Davis | Posted 08.04.2013 | Books
Katie Davis

Just a reminder: NaPiBoWriWee starts today! (a.k.a. National Picture Book Writing Week!) Today on the show you'll hear: A review by Julie Falatko of ...

Can a Hot Book Trailer Spell Success?

Scott Alexander Hess | Posted 05.29.2013 | Books
Scott Alexander Hess

In the first year after posting the short of Diary of a Sex Addict, I was thrilled to see the film got 10,000 hits on Vimeo and resulted in some nice media coverage for the novel.

This Cannot Be A Real Thing

Posted 11.29.2012 | Comedy

This 2007 video, which is ostensibly a book trailer for "Inside Inside," written by "Inside the Actors Studio" host James Lipton, shows Lipton giving ...

WATCH: Book Trailer Pays Homage To David Foster Wallace

Posted 08.31.2012 | Books

D.T. Max's new book trailer for David Foster Wallace biography "Every Love Story is a Ghost Story" pays homage to to the literary great by talking to ...

Are Book Trailers Necessary?

A.J. Walkley | Posted 07.04.2012 | Books
A.J. Walkley

Trailers for movies make sense -- a visual medium for a visual product. If you aim to read a book, why do you need anything more than the synopsis of the book before you know whether you want to read it?

WATCH: Creepiest Book Trailer Ever?

Ben Marcus | Posted 03.18.2012 | Books
Ben Marcus

I didn't just want to work with Erin, I wanted to be one of the animated characters in her film. I wanted to live in that world. Her sensibility just killed me, and I thought maybe things would improve for me if I talked her into a collaboration.

WATCH: Best And Worst Book Trailers

Posted 08.03.2011 | Books

It was an irresistible proposition when Meliville House asked us to be part of the judging panel for the Moby Awards for best and worst book trailers....

My First Book -- And My First Video Book Trailer

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 07.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Think writing a query letter is hard? Or the synopsis for a book that you hope to have published? Welcome to the next task in presenting your book to the world: the video book trailer.

WATCH The Good, The Bad, And The Just Plain Boring: What Kind Of Book Trailer Actually Sells Books?

Publishing Perspectives | Kathleen Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

When the term “book trailer” first buzzed out of Los Angeles in 2002, expectations ran high for video promos to become mandatory launch elements. ...

Book Trailers Looking More Like Movie Trailers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

MacBride will script and direct a kidnap scene from the ­thriller which will then be accessible to readers via the "Britain's Next Big Star" website....

Book Videos: 7 More Of The Good, Bad And Ugly (VIDEOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Last week we ran "19 of the Best and Worst Book Videos" and received a flood of responses. Everything from incredibly snazzy videos made by publishing...

Book Videos

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Book videos, book trailers: Who actually watches them? Although we find ourselves pondering this question all too often, publishers, authors and publi...

WATCH: Denis Leary Says...

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

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...

Developing Buzz and Cultivating Readers (VIDEO)

Rocco Staino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Rocco Staino

Whatever the methodology for the teaching of reading, it has long been the role of teachers, parents and librarians to encourage a love of books and a desire to read for pleasure.

Jason Linkins

GOP's 'Young Guns' Book Trailer (VIDEO) | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The GOP's 'Young Guns' will "change the face" of the GOP by making no real changes at all!2010-07-16-youngguns.jpg

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

MobyLives | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

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'...

Glenn Beck Book 'The Overton Window' Trailer: Does It Make You Want To Read The Book? (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's no shock that right wing pundit Glenn Beck would eventually try his hand at writing fiction -- there's certainly a precedent for it. Beck steps i...

5 Wonderfully Weird Book Videos

Andy Hunter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Andy Hunter

We love it when a book video gets weird, and we thought it was time to celebrate our top 5.

Book Trailer Awards Announced: MobyLives Names Best (And Worst) Book Videos Of The Year (VIDEO, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The popular book blog MobyLives, which is associated with the Brooklyn-based independent publisher Melville House, has announced the winners (and lose...

Book Trailer Award Nominees Announced: MobyLives To Host The Best And Worst Of Book Trailers

MobyLives | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Finalists for the first annual Moby Awards for the Best and Worst Book Trailers have been announced, a day later than promised. "Let's just say there ...

Book Video From Electric Literature Animates Just One Sentence (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Electric Literature, an online literary magazine devoted to helping short stories thrive in a culture of new media, has made a new book video for one ...

'Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter' Has An Awesome (And Gruesome) Book Trailer (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The monster-filled spin-offs on classic literature spawned by 2009's "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" have consistently mastered the art of the book ...

Why Make a Book Trailer? Do They Work?

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Arielle Ford

Like its cousin the movie trailer, a book trailer is designed to get the buzz going.