I am starting a new video series about authors, illustrators, editors, reviewers, readers (etc), based on Some Good News, hosted by John Krasinski (Jim from the Office). The focus of the SGN channel is to spread good news and John actively encourages parodies.
I have created a parody of it called Some Good News – Booktube Special Edition where people in the book industry submit either a few short sentences or a video clip about good things that have happened recently in their literary world.
I’m seeking responses from authors, illustrators, reviewers, book lovers – in short, everyone!
If you are interested in submitting a written response: send me a message about something good that’s happened in your literary world, fill out the submission section at the end of this page.
If you are interested in submitting a video response: I’d like you to introduce yourself, mention your book career (i.e. author, illustrator), your books (1-3 books total), and then a few short sentences about something good that’s happened with your literary world recently. Attach this to an email and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The goal is to make it quick, happy and upbeat. It doesn’t have to be perfect – we just want to have that happy energy come through! If you’d like to submit multiple takes, that will be more than fine.
60 seconds is the maximum with 30 seconds (or less) being preferable. Depending on the length of the original submission, I might have to cut it down a bit to fit into the video.
If you use your phone to record – PLEASE film it using your rear camera and landscape (horizontal) in order to have maximum quality. Try to film near a window or under bright lighting. I also recommend checking your settings to ensure that you are filming at higher quality and 30 frames per second. Including your pets in the videos is not only welcome, but highly encouraged. ^_^
The videos will be coming out on a semi regular basis (~ once every two or three weeks) depending on the volume of submissions.
Written Submissions for SGN – Booktube: