October 20th, 2011 / 1:47 am
Web Hype

Megan Boyle Book Trailer

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  1. spencer

      selected unpublished blog posts of a mexican panda

  2. Sks

      This trailer gives me no idea whether or not I would want to read this book. How could it. What is the fucking point of these things? Maybe what they should do is hold a page of the book up to the camera and let me read it. 

  3. marshall
  4. chris

      I think the point is that two minutes ago I did not know this book existed and now I know this book exists. Next time I am in a bookstore I am more likely to pick up the book and flick through it and try to determine whether it is something I want to read than I was before. I think that’s the point, angry Sks.

  5. marshall

      you know about it because blake posted a thing about it on htmlgiant, tho

      if he had just posted a sentence that said “megan boyle has a book called ‘selected unpublished…'” you would have known it existed, too

      the question is, i guess, if blake would have posted anything about it if no book trailer existed

  6. Justindtaylor

      Nice. Thanks for posting this.

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  8. Leapsloth14

      I thought it was an endearing book trailer and made me want to check out the book, so, for this one reader, it worked.

  9. M-Mull

      I’m teaching a class at Ball State where my students are creating Book Trailers as well as what I’m calling visual literature.  I made youtube channel for them with examples (good and bad) of such things: http://www.youtube.com/user/NewBookMedia?feature=mhee.  I like what Megan’s done here and I’ll pass it along to my students

  10. Cvan

      I’m told that upon viewing Megan’s book trailer Miranda July threw her coffee mug at her stuffed animals in anger, the word-by-word cuts being July’s next movie in a nutshell.

  11. stephen

      i like it

  12. Lilzed

      i liked it a lot

  13. chris

      And if Blake had posted that sentence whether it would have stuck in my mind enough to trigger the association if and when I saw the book in the bookstore?

  14. Guest

      she’s like if Joan Baez worked at Anthropologie

  15. Anonymous
  16. Anonymous

      hey, mb, i remember when we levitated you. nice job!

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  18. Tim Horvath

      Engaging. That’s the A-to-Z of it. Appetite-whetter, carnival barker. I’m intrigued.

  19. RyanP

      but i don’t want to buy another book

  20. Matthew Simmons

      I’ve been reading this book and I like it a lot.

  21. cvan

      May I ask, what is there to like?  From following the links, the content just seems like filler and fripperie.

  22. nliu

      I am not a fan of book trailers, but this trailer did contain, like, words. If you didn’t like the words in the trailer you may not like the words in the book. I’m lukewarm.

  23. Ken Baumann

      Dig it.

  24. catheaven

      muncie’s hip

  25. Landolakes

      ill bet this book is RILLY GREAT

  26. deadgod

      library card trailer

      shoplifting trailer

      over-the-shoulder trailer

      three-in-/-one-out-at-the-used-book-store trailer

  27. Gimlit

      “This book is dark and electric with all the immediate, physical anxiety of being female and, beyond that, human. It’s a totally fascinating downward spiral through sex and television and pills and blogging and love and alcohol, strangers and friends and despair, all knit together with tender emotional realness.”- Michelle Tea, author of VALENCIA