They’re the albums that made us hand our headphones over a cubicle wall and say, “You have to listen to this.” We’re thrilled now to be able to hand them to you with the hope that you fall just as deeply for something you discover on these pages.
Oh yeah, and there are sample tracks from each one. And a printable list. Happy listening!
Next month, as part of its Art of the Novella series, Melville House is publishing five classic novellas all with the same name: THE DUEL.
Now all we need is… one great video trailer.
Okay, so we’re a little, ahem, critical of the videos made by the system, most of which are terrible and also not any good. So we’ve decided to try something else: Make you do it.
That’s right, we challenge YOU to make the most awesome book trailer of all time. The winner will receive a full set of all 42 titles in our Art of the Novellas series (a value of $420). Also: underground fame and glory.
1. Must be under 3:00 minutes long. It can be hilarious or deadly serious. It can be shot in 3D or drawn in crayon. Sensuround welcome. 2. Include at least one cover from one of The Duels in your video. 3. Must end with the Melville House logo. (Download our logo here.) 4. Copy and paste this text in the YouTube video description:
Five great books, five great writers, one great title. The Duel by Giacomo Casanova, Anton Chekhov, Joseph Conrad, Heinrich Von Kleist, and Aleksandr Kuprin. Available now from Melville House Publishing. For more information visit: http://mhpbooks.com/book.php?id=575
5. Once it’s up, submit the URL to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can embed it on our website. Or leave it in the comments section below. 6. The winner will be whomever gets the most YouTube views. 7. The prize will be awarded September 1st.
Naturally, we want to play too. So here’s our first entry:
The website is up and running. So open up a new tab and visit The Glossary now and then go tell all your friends! This has been a long time coming and we’re excited to start making videos for your creations.
We want to bring something new and unique to this market; a market desperate for some innovation and outside-the-box thinking. And we can create this for you and your book, starting today!
We look forward to speaking and meeting with you all soon!
Interesting article here by the WSJ. Of course, we disagree wholeheartedly that ALL book videos are trash, but we’re probably biased.
What we did notice, was all these videos have actor portrayals. Until Liam Neeson wakes up one day and declares, “Enough of this feature stuff. I want to be in book videos!” you’re probably running the risk of having your book come off a little cheesy.
We do things a little differently here. Check out our sample video for 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
With the focus on the author’s own words, you keep the tone and vision within your control. After all, who knows your book better; you or a film student?
Simple, yet beautiful videos to market your work on the strength of your own words. That’s what we do.
We’re very close to launching and being open for business. If you’re interested in hearing more about what we could do for your book, email us at email@example.com