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

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10,000 Hours

In the latest installment of his hilarious Failed Writer Series, Yuvi Zalkow applies to writing a concept he (thinks he) learned from Malcolm Gladwell's Outliers: It takes approximately ten thousand hours to master a particular craft. "Just focus on getting stuff written," he concludes, "and maybe not as much about achieving fame and fortune."

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Getting the Book Invented

This video by Gavin Edwards is one of the entries in an international competition, sponsored by The Literary Platform, for the best animation of a 1993 audio recording of the late British author Douglas Adams (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) predicting the invention of the e-book.

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The Mansion of Happiness

This animated film by Vanessa Woods, with sound by Cheryl E. Leonard and Anka Draugelates, was inspired by The Mansion of Happiness, a poetry collection by Robin Ekiss published by the University of Georgia Press in 2009. Featuring original photograms and hundreds of nineteenth-century collage elements, it explores "the philosophical boundaries between myth and memory and between our inner and outer worlds."

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Weekend Ennui

Someone's been reading a little too much Sartre! Enjoy your obligatory cat Clip, in which a French feline articulates the pain of existence.

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Antitrust Lawsuit

In this video the Associated Press offers a summary of yesterday's announcement that the Justice Department is suing five major publishers and Apple on price-fixing charges. HarperCollins, Hachette, and Simon & Schuster settled the charges Wednesday, leaving Penguin, Macmillan, and Apple in what could be a protracted legal fight.

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Richard Ford

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sportswriter, Independence Day, and The Lay of the Land speaks about his new novel, Canada, to be published by Ecco next month.

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Unending

This video installation by Maria Korporal, featuring a poem by Daìta Martinez, is part of the collective show ANIMA-L-ARTE at Rome's Monte Soratte nature museum.

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The Poem of the Spanish Poet

This video, for Mark Strand's "The Poem of the Spanish Poet," was filmed in the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet’s New York City apartment and features animation by director and animation artist Juan Delcan.

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Chip Kidd Laughs

The associate art director at Knopf, who has designed covers of books by Bret Easton Ellis, Haruki Murakami, Cormac McCarthy, Michael Ondaatje, David Sedaris, Donna Tartt, and many others (as well as an issue of Poets & Writers Magazine), gave a hilarious talk at a recent TED conference. Check it out.

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Old Man and the Sea

This week Flavorwire featured a stop-motion interpretation of Ernest Hemingway's classic Old Man and the Sea, in which Hagen Reiling draws the novel’s plot. It's not to be missed, so we share it today.

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