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

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Adopt a Typewriter

From the founders of Ashland Creek Press comes this public service announcement about the writer's most cherished yet endangered object: the typewriter.

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Anatomy of a Book

This helpful video from AbeBooks demystifies the terms used to describe the physical parts of a book, including boards, hinge and joint, leaf, endpapers, book block, and plates.

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Chewing Tinfoil

Brock Davis animates "OK" by Matt Sumell in Electric Literature's latest Single Sentence Animation.

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"Lidija Dimkovska Has Made a Bomb of My Eyes"

Amy King, the author of six poetry books, including I Want to Make You Safe (Litmus Press, 2011), reads her poem "Lidija Dimkovska Has Made a Bomb of My Eyes" in this clip. Ugly Duckling Presse published a translation of Do Not Awaken Them With Hammers by Dimkovska, a poet from Skopje, Macedonia, in 2006.

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Stanley Kubrick's The Great Gatsby

Students in a high school Advanced English class produced this short film combining the general plot points of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby with the filmmaking style of Stanley Kubrick, specifically in 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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The Importance of a Good Title

This trailer for Alex Gilvarry's From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant, forthcoming from VIking in January, has a little fun with the debut novel's rather long (and memorable?) title.

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The Snow Child

In Eowyn Ivey's debut novel, set in Alaska in 1920, a couple's lives are changed forever by the arrival of a little girl on their snowy doorstep.

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Go the F**k to Sleep

Akashic Books publisher Johnny Temple, author Adam Mansbach, and illustrator Ricardo Cortés talk about the genesis of the best-selling book Go the F**k to Sleep in this video from Open Road Integrated Media. For more of the inside story, including the long-term impact of such success on Akashic, read "Glass-Slipper Economics: Cinderella Stories in Indie Publishing" in the current issue.   

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Mark Doty on Handel's "Messiah"

During a recent appearance on the PBS NewsHour, National Book Award-winning poet Mark Doty spoke about one of the great traditions of the holiday season: Handel's "Messiah."

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Chris Cleave

"People think I'm a writer of these very sad stories. Well, I wanted to write about something that was joyful and I wanted to write about how much people will sacrifice of their ambition in order to care for the people they love," says Chris Cleave, the best-selling author of Little Bee (2009), about his next novel, Gold, forthcoming from Simon & Schuster next summer.

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