Quick & Dirty Results: Video Sharing

A recent Quick & Dirty Survey asked: Do you embed videos and/or audio on your website? Also, do you share videos and/or audio through social media?

Responses indicated that you’re more likely to share a video on social media than a website.

Social Media: 63% of respondents said YES, and 37% of respondents answered NO

Web: 32% of respondents answered YES, and 68% answered NO

Here are some of the comments that accompanied the responses:

  • “We occasionally use videos or audio files in social media. Usually just in conjunction of a particular author or title we want to promote, and usually when our store is hosting said author or title.”
  • “Not yet. I don’t have a video making anything and I haven’t figured out how to send the ones I’ve received.”
  • “We just had a high school intern create a “movie” of the store and we intend to put it on the website.”
  • “We definitely share videos through social media, particularly for YA titles and movies with book tie-ins.”
  • “… typically reviews from staff or recommendations from visiting authors, although we will also spontaneously share video of cool things that happen in and around the store.”
  • “Not yet, but I want to post a tour of the store.”


Beth Golay

Beth is a reader, writer, marketer and Books & Whatnot founder. Even though she knows better, she's a sucker for a good book cover and will positively swoon if a book is set in appropriate type. @BethGolay