new and improved videos

Posted by Otis Chandler on January 4, 2009
Some members have asked why a book site would need videos, but once you browse some of the amazing footage of authors speaking about and reading their books, you'll agree its a great feature. Just check out the priceless footage of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle below!

Previously we allowed YouTube videos to be embedded on author pages, however now if you browse the videos page for an author you'll see we are automatically pulling in search results from YouTube for that author. We also greatly improved the display of videos and the explore videos pages.

Here are some of more popular videos:

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


Stephenie Meyer


Neil Gaiman


J.K. Rowling


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message 1: by mlady_rebecca (new)

mlady_rebecca however now if you browse the videos page for an author you'll see we are automatically pulling in search results from YouTube for that author

Are you doing a keyword match or something? The one author I know that has an official youTube channel doesn't have any videos at the moment. Is there a way to connect an author's profile to a specific youTube channel? She does have both Q&A sessions and book readings on her channel.

Author: Laurell K. Hamilton
YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/jondgreen (It's in her husband's name.)


message 2: by Otis (new)

Otis Chandler We're just doing a search for the authors name.


message 3: by mlady_rebecca (new)

mlady_rebecca Ah, I see why it wouldn't match. Her name is listed but the period is missing from her middle initial.


message 4: by Janeen-san (new)

Janeen-san mlady_rebecca!oh, wow! I am so glad that I have finally met another person on Goodreads.com that used prober eglish pucuation!YES!
I love J.K. Rowling...! Sorry, that was a random statement. :)


message 5: by Laura (new)

Laura Both "Arthur Conan Doyle" and "Stephenie Meyer" are misspelled above.


message 6: by Laura (new)

Laura It appears someone has fixed "Stephenie Meyer," but "Arthur Conan Doyle" is still spelled "Arther." Pls fix. Thanks.


message 7: by Barbara (new)

Barbara Thanks, Otis, this is great!


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