spot_img

Literature vs. Entertainment on YouTube

L. McMaken
11-30-11
Cincinnati, OH

 

Literary video’s are being hotly pushed by Fiction Circus to garner a place on YouTube. The goal is to launch a channel just for literature – a “new space for authors and readers.” Currently, any author that posts a book video on Youtube must find a channel for it. They only channel close to appropriate for books is listed under entertainment. That channel is actually more music videos’ and movie trailers and books tend to get lost  in there.

An alternative is to create a  personal author channel, but that is limited to those who are familiar with the author and know to search under a specific author’s name. And either of these options leaves no place for readers to comment, view or download a book video.

Fiction Circus is working to create a “literature channel” exclusively for books. In a statement they said: “You will note that while Google has made serious, extremely well-organized attempts to purchase and control all out-of-print literature and create a massive online digital library, they have not bothered to create a ‘literature’ category for YouTube, revealing once again that they would be terrible shepherds for the human inheritance of written knowledge. Perhaps it can be argued that literature is ‘entertainment’. But aligning literature with ‘entertainment’ is disingenuous. Literature is never merely ‘entertainment’.

We will update you if they succeed in creating a “Literary Channel.”

Similar Articles

Comments

FOLLOW US

2,023FansLike
3,105FollowersFollow
10,400SubscribersSubscribe

Recent Book Trailers

Instagram

Advertismentspot_img

Don't Miss

BEHIND THE WORDS WELCOMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR BRAD PARKS

0
Welcome Brad! We’re excited to have you on Reader’s Entertainment.   Good to be here! First, tell our readers a bit about yourself. Where you’re from, where you...

SNEAK PEEK: FOREVER THIS SUMMER BY LESLIE C. YOUNGBLOOD

0
FOREVER THIS SUMMER BY LESLIE C. YOUNGBLOOD The second book from critically acclaimed author Leslie C. Youngblood, about family, identity, and learning to stand up...

Award-Winning Author Kwame Alexander Has New Releases Coming

0
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and Little, Brown and Company to Publish Award-Winning Author Kwame Alexander Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and Little,...

Kathy Reichs Talks Milestone 20th Book – Bone Code!

0
https://d1at8ppinvdju8.cloudfront.net/1/197/show_11974627_2021_07_26_17_31_15.mp3 Whether you know Kathy Reichs from her bestselling books or the television show based off those books called BONES you'll love this interview with...

Scribd launches on Apple Watch

0
We are thrilled to announce that, with more than 1 million downloads in the iOS app store, Scribd is now available on Apple Watch....

Doctor Who Monthly Adventures

0
If you love audiobooks you know some stories are told with flare. Big Finish audio dramas include a full cast, sound effects and music...

Comics and Graphic Novels: Eisner Award Winners

0
Comics have become so ingrained into our popular culture that there's no doubt of their importance in entertainment and beyond. We're happy to share...

Holly Irish Book Review: Set the Stars Alight

0
Set the Stars Alight Set the Stars Alight by Amanda Dykes My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book is not what I was expecting at all! I...

American Marxism by Mark R. Levin Sees Blockbuster Sales

0
Threshold Editions, a division of Simon & Schuster, announced today that Mark R. Levin’s blockbuster book, AMERICAN MARXISM, sold 400,000 copies across formats in its...

SNEAK PEEK: COLD HEARTED A TALE OF A WICKED STEPMOTHER BY SERENA VALENTINO

0
COLD HEARTED A TALE OF A WICKED STEPMOTHER BY SERENA VALENTINO This was supposed to be her happily ever after... It’s a familiar tale: A kind and beautiful...