Vlogging for Book Publishers

On June 19, 2007 by Christy

In a previous post I mentioned video trailers being made for books: Harper Collins Trailers and the wonderful Vidlit. Now Simon and Schuster have started doing video podcast (a type of vlogging) on books: BookVideos.tv.

BookVideos.tv offers compelling video stories that give readers insights into some of the world’s best authors. The social media video site offers the back story about the lives, personalities and the inspirations of these engaging writers. We created Bookvideos.tv to give readers the real story behind the story. It is the place where your favorite books and authors come to life, and it’s also where you can engage with the literary community on a whole new level.

There are plenty of audio podcasts by authors reading and discussing their works (such as Cory Doctorow’s podcast), and audio podcasts by publishers such as Penguin UK podcast, but I think this is the first video podcast. They’re doing just what filmmakers have been doing for a long time: posting the pre- and post-production of films. About time! It seems that video really is the preferred medium for many on the web. It can communicate so much more in a shorter period of time. Here is a sample of BookVideos.tv:

Check out their site: http://www.bookvideos.tv/

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