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Instagramming ‘American Eclipse’

With August 21 approaching, a lot of folks are catching total eclipse fever. Here’s an image for American Eclipse by David Baron from our Books & Whatnot Instagram feed.

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#WhatBeachWhatBook: Margaritaville Margaritas

Simon & Schuster is continuing their #WhatBeachWhatBook series with this recipe for a Margaritaville Margarita paired with Jimmy Buffett: A Good Life All The Way by Ryan White.

I love these videos for sharing. With all of the ‘recipe’ videos that make their way across my Facebook feed, it’s nice to see a book included on the screen.

If you’d like to share the video with your customers, I’ve included the embed code below. And when you share, remember to engage your customers. Ask them to share their favorite summer spots and upcoming beach reads on social with hashtag #WhatBeachWhatBook.

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Video: ‘Double Take! A New Look at Opposites’

Here’s a book trailer for Double Take! A New Look at Opposites by Susan Hood and Jay Fleck. I love the animation and the jaunty little toon. (And I especially love the way the traditional line ‘available where books are sold’ instead reads ‘available where good books are sold’.)

Susan Hood is on Facebook, on Twitter @sHood125 and social media and has an author site, and illustrator Jay Fleck is on Facebook, on Instagram @jayafleck and also has a site highlighting his colorful work.

If you’d like to share the sweet video with your customers, here’s the embed code:

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Video: Colson Whitehead on His Early Writing

In this video, Colson Whitehead talks about his first big writing assignment, auditioning for creative writing classes in college (and being turned down each time), and his big break writing for The Village Voice. He says, “The main thing to know about The Voice is that whenever you worked there, it was at its height. And when you left, it went downhill.”

If you’d like to share this video with your customers, here’s the embed code:

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Instagramming ‘Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine’

Here are some images for Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman from our Books & Whatnot Instagram feed.

All of our original content is intended for use by independent booksellers. Feel free to use these images in your own feed.