When so much original content is accessible for little to no cost online in digital form, why is that this content is being turned into and sold as physical books, and what does this say about the value of a book? perhaps this strange concept can be mutually beneficial for both the consumer and the publisher.
Book Hauls are relatively simple videos that require minimal editing and preparation on the creator’s side, apart from having a nice pile of books to show us. But these are some of the most influential videos BookTubers can put out. Which is why not only are audiences keeping a close eye on them but authors and publishers as well.
If you’re interested in making videos about books, or even talking about your writing process on Youtube, BookTube a great place to build a platform and market yourself. It’s interactive in ways that other platforms aren’t because watching videos is overall more intimate than reading a Twitter post. Additionally, vlogging is becoming increasingly popular.
Short-format poetry has made a serious splash on the literary scene by use of social media. Platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Tumblr are giving writers immediate international visibility. These writers are self-published, with full control of their own media presence. And unlike any other generation, we’re seeing a more interactive aspect of poetry, as writers have the ability to directly connect with their audiences and receive instantaneous feedback.
The book trailer: that rare and infamous chimera that prowls the lush, creeping undergrowth at the peripheries of the literary world, surfacing without warning from social media and blog feeds to pounce upon unwary readers. Like many emergent trends and technologies in reading, the appearance of book trailers on the scene has provoked a great […]
What keeps a novel from getting noticed? Hint: it ain’t necessarily talent alone. In a recent post on Powellsbooksblog.com, veteran novelist Karen Karbo contrasted ideas about what keeps novels from getting noticed. To highlight these myths and truths, Karbo describes her blockades to literary success in the 1990s versus similar blockades now. To Karbo, there […]