With the publishing industry constantly evolving and more and more information made available to readers, I’m thinking of starting a new segment here where I can share something new from Penguin Random House with you.
Recently Penguin Random House’s digital video department started sending out a weekly release featuring recently produced PRH video clips. These clips feature a wide range of book-inspired topics and author anecdotes, from top-name authors talking about the first thing they ever wrote, to passersby trying to guess what a book is about based only on the cover.
They have two video channels, Papercuts and Videracy, which broadly cover “Fiction” and “Non-fiction,” respectively. In general, Papercuts features two new videos per week, and Videracy features one.
In this week’s release Gayle Forman (IF I STAY) is discussing romance novelist Jackie Collins; there’s a stop-motion tribute to Mark Watney (the main character from THE MARTIAN); film critic David Thomson (HOW TO WATCH A MOVIE) is critiquing Stanley Kubrick; and there a series called Fiction to Fashion where we assemble an outfit inspired by a book (in this clip, AN EMBER IN THE ASHES by Sabaa Tahir).
Author Gayle Forman on discovering romance novelist Jackie Collins | authorcuts - At a very young age, author Gayle Forman (I WAS HERE) began reading the works of romance novelist Jackie Collins (LUCKY; HOLLYWOOD WIVES). While "completely inappropriate," they proved to be the ultimate escape.
Meet Mark Watney from Andy Weir's THE MARTIAN | kick-a** characters - Why do we love astronaut Mark Watney? Hint—it's more than just the form-fitting spacesuit. Let us introduce you using the only medium appropriate for interstellar travel: Stop-motion.
A regal Roman outfit inspired by Sabaa Tahir's AN EMBER IN THE ASHES | Fiction to Fashion - Fiction Fashionista Julie puts a summery spin on ancient Rome, taking inspiration from AN EMBER IN THE ASHES by Sabaa Tahir. It's all about the gladiator sandals.
Critiquing the films of Stanley Kubrick | Author David Thomson with Michael Barker - David Thomson (film critic and author of HOW TO WATCH A MOVIE) and Michael Barker (Co-President of Sony Pictures Classics) discuss Thomson’s ambivalence toward EYES WIDE SHUT, and how a film can change over time.
Thanks for stopping by today. What do you think about the videos? What do you think about having a feature on them once or twice a month? Would you rather have links to all the videos with nothing playing on the blog or would you rather have a couple of videos only? Please let me know what you think and what you’d like to see.