First up, it is officially Operation Teen Book Drop Day, a wonderful day celebrating young adult literature, in which authors are leaving copies of their books in public and publishers are donating 10,000 books to teens on Native and tribal lands. Check out Cynthia Leitich Smith’s and Kiersten White’s blogs for more.
Now then. There have been some great book-related videos making their way around the Internet, and rather than cram them all at the end of This Week in Publishing I thought I’d put them in one post. You know: kind of like how when you were in school and the teacher
didn’t make a lesson planhad some REALLY EDUCATIONAL videos to show you.
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First up, over the weekend I burned through Major Gap Book The Hobbit (loved!) and am now into FOTR, so I was particularly thrilled to see this new movie trailer mashup, which gives “Shining” a run for its money: Wes Anderson’s “Fellowship of the Ring” (via Andrew Sullivan):
Next up, for those of you who still don’t believe me that e-books will allow books to get better (or at least more beautiful), check out this book trailer for an Alice in Wonderland iPad app:
If you want to get a sense of what reading a non-enhanced e-book is like on the iPad, TeleRead recently reviewed the new Kobo iPad app: