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A curated selection of videos, including book trailers, brief interviews, and other literary curiosities updated daily.

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The Art of Cover Design

Watch some of the creative professionals inside Random House, including Chip Kidd, who designed the magazine's January/February 2010 issue, explain how they approach new cover designs and tell some stories behind a few memorable covers, including those for the Stieg Larsson books.

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John Green, Indie Champion

"We must strike down the insidious lie that a book is the creation of an individual soul laboring in isolation. We must strike it down because it threatens the overall quality and breadth of American literature," says the New York Times bestselling author (who has more than 1.5 million Twitter followers, a fantastically popular Tumblr page, and more than a million YouTube subscribers) in his acceptance speech for the Indie Champion Award from the American Booksellers Association.

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Open Your Mind

What happens when a dream you've held since childhood doesn't come true? As Lisa Bu adjusted to a new life in the United States, she turned to books to expand her mind and create a new path for herself. She shares her unique approach to reading in this talk about the magic of books from TEDTalks.

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Camille Rankine and Cornelius Eady

The third and final installment in a series of readings and discussions celebrating the tenth anniversary of the PSA Chapbook Fellowships, which are sponsored by the Poetry Society of America, features Camille Rankine, the 2010 fellowship recipient, and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Cornelius Eady, who selected her for the honor.

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Tom Bissell

The author most recently of Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter (2010) and Magic Hours: Essays on Creators and Creation (2012), as well as coauthor with Greg Sestero of The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made, forthcoming in October, talks with the Los Angeles Review of Books at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at the University of Southern California on April 21, 2013.

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Khaled Hosseini

The bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns talks about his new novel, And the Mountains Echoed, which was published last week by Riverhead Books. 

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Spelling and Grammar Refresher

Even writers, who work with this stuff all day, can benefit from a quick reminder: In this recent episode of the weekly show Mental Floss, host John Green looks at thirty-eight common spelling and grammar errors such as "stationery vs. stationary," "good vs. well" and "loose vs. lose."

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David Rakoff

Ira Glass, Calvin Trillin, and others are featured in this trailer for Rakoff's posthumous book, Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish, a novel in verse forthcoming in July from Doubleday. One of the best and funniest essayists of our time, Rakoff died of cancer on August 9, 2012. He was forty-seven years old.

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W. S. Merwin

The poet and environmental activist talks about Thoreau's concept of "wildness" in this clip from "Even Though the Whole World Is Burning," a documentary-in-progress directed by Stefan Schaefer and produced by Williams Cole.

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Score That Job in Book Publishing

In this episode of Mediabistro TV's "Score That Job," career expert, author, and mediabistro editor Vicki Salemi sits down with Andrea Weinzimer of Hachette Book Group to get the inside dirt on what they’re looking for in a candidate.

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