Archive for June, 2011

I’m Not Eligible But…

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

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My dog Milo and I just so happen to be such big fans of Gary Shteyngart’s Super Sad True Love Story, we couldn’t resist kicking off The Super Happy Bookloving Dogs Contest ourselves! Of course, as a Random House employee, I’m not eligible to compete in the photo contest—but alas, a girl (and her pup) can dream.

But luckily for you, booksellers and their customers alike are eligible! And Gary might just name a dog in his next novel after you. Feel free to get creative—blog, tweet, hoot, and (the good old fashioned) converse about it—spread the word for all your friends and customers to participate!

Send us a photo of yourself with a dog reading Super Sad True Love Story to bluestone@randomhouse.com and we’ll post it right here on this blog, for others to coo and fawn over, of course.

Click here to check out the fabulous first set of photo submissions!

Introducing: book trailers that are so clever, they make us break our rule about never posting book trailers.

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011

We were secretly hoping we would be able to get away with never posting a single promotional book trailer, because most of them put us to sleep.

(What we mostly like to watch is videos with dancing in them. Why don’t more authors dance in their book trailers?)

Today our friend Alison sent us this book trailer that Carolyn Parkhurst made for the paperback release of The Nobodies Album, and we’ve watched it three times now, and it’s just too funny not to share.

And yours to share with your customers, dear booksellers, via whatever method tickles your digital fancy.