Monday Videos Know What’s Next

Thanks to Janice, and Maggie Stiefvater, we know what the next big thing is:


Here’s proof that author videos, or even book trailers, do not need to be high tech with expensive production values to be excellent. At 4+ minutes this is LONG but I kept reading. Did you?

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    Babs says:

    “And you thought Edward could suck.”

    wahahahahahaha – this is brilliant!

    OMG—there should be a warning about not drinking and watching this at same time. After how many years of reading this site I should know better…

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    Love the toast!

    It reminded me of the classic Mae West line about the perfect man being the one who could make love to you until four in the morning and then turn into a pizza…

    (Toast is good, too, though :-)

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    This is brilliant.  And yes, now I do want to read her work, so it’s an effective campaign.

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    Kate says:

    Reminded me of the Jonathan Coulton song ‘I Crush Everything’?
    It’s about a giant squid in love. Hear it on

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    I’m going to make my husband watch it and write a trailer script for me. Little did he know his joking offer to help me promo is about to be accepted.

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    Elise Logan says:

    Fantastic! Fave line: SCUBA love.


    Like radar love. only damp.

    That’s a great trailer.

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    oneflewtoofar says:

    mmmm…tentacle sex. lol

    the faerie toast was a lovely comment, and *scuba love* could become the tagline for a line of deep sea exploration catagory romance novels.

    the video worked for me, i’ll check out her books.


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    Trippinoutmysoul says:

    Loved it :) Stiefvater has a great sense of humor, and her book Shiver was awesome! Scuba Love, haha.

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    Robin says:

    Yep, I read it all the way through. I have to ask, though…what was that lovely thing in the background on the left? A harp? Whatever it is, it’s beautiful. (I read fast so I had lots of time to look around!)

    My word is hell77…there goes that “only 7 rings” theory.

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    Cait says:

    Haha, I loved the rendition of “My Heart Will Go On”, and the scubalove. Awesome video; makes me want to ditch the other books I’m reading and start Shiver =P

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    Brooks*belle says:

    She looks like such a fun person—makes me think her books might be entertaining too! =)

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    Mary G says:

    Consider me suckered :)

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    Jennie says:

    BWAH—oh, sweet lord, I started giggling at “Scuba Love”, and completely lost the plot at “My Heart Will Go On”.

    Is that all Kraken have to offer? Yes, yes it is.

    Excellent.  And it made me curious about her books as well.

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    Amanda says:

    When asked why read Shiver I say becasue werewolves are the new vampires.  So glad Stiefvater has set me straight.  I love this!  Excellent!!

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    That was excellent. I have never read her work but I’m off to google her. If she is half as imaginative in her writting as she was for her marketing, she is worth picking up!

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    jackie says:

    Hahaha. Awesome. Loved the Titanic music, too ;)

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    ChrissyV says:

    Ballad was quite good. Still waiting for Shiver to come to me through the library. Looking forward to more from this author.

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    Wilma says:


    What an INNOVATIVE marketing technique. I’m going to HAVE to find her books now, and read them.

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    SonomaLass says:

    First, this trailer reminded my that I bought Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters—must actually read it at some point.  The trailer for that was pretty good too.

    Next, this trailer made me want to meet Maggie Stiefvater and buy her a drink.  Or several, because she has a fabulous sense of humor!

    Finally, this trailer made me want to go to her web site and check out her books. Which I am doing right after this comment.  So yeah, it worked.

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    closetcrafter says:

    Best part for me was the manual close ups. imPOSSIBLE LOve. Hilarious. Also, yes, yes it is and Whatever.

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    JaniceG says:

    Glad everyone else here appreciated this as much as I did. I thought it was clever and inventive and really funny – she’s bound to get new readers from it.

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    LG says:

    “Kraken are the new vampires”?  Hmm.  It gets my attention, although I’m still more of a “werewolves are the new vampires” girl.  I’ve read one book by Stiefvater and wasn’t hugely excited by it, but I’d be willing to try something else by her.  I should see about getting another one of her books through ILL.

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    Suze says:

    Bwa!  That was fabulous!  And I’m pretty sure that was a harp in the background, which makes me all envious of her creative abilities.  You know, assuming she can play it.

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    krsylu says:

    Mary G said on…
    10.19.09 at 10:28 AM

    Consider me suckered :)

    good one, Mary… :D

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    Linda Henderson says:

    Very clever.

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    Malin E says:

    Lament: The Faerie Queen’s Deception by Steifvater was absolutely amazing, and one of the best books I’ve read so far this year. Shiver was also good, but didn’t exactly blow my mind. Interesting twist to the werewolf concept, though.

    Loved the video, such a fun way to get people interested in your books. Need to order Ballad once I get paid, since it’s in paperback now.

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    Weasy says:

    The little werewolf animation where he straightens his tie is adorable. And the ad was clever enough for me to put Shiver on my wishlist. (I’m still a werewolf girl at heart, no matter how charming the kraken might be.)

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    Kayleigh says:

    Oh yeah, this campaign worked for me, I saw one of her books in Waterstones today and immediately bought it!

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