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Carole P. Roman | 4603 comments Mod
I received this from our good friend Miranda from Miranda Reads this morning and she has allowed me to share with other authors. Miranda is a great friend to all writers especially indies!

Hello all! From Miranda Reads



My name is Miranda Reads. I am a book blogger, Goodreads top reviewer and a booktuber (book-themed YouTuber).



I am starting a new video series about authors, illustrators, editors, reviewers (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 want to create a parody of it called Some Good News - Booktube Special Edition where people in the book community submit either a few short sentences or a video clip about good things that have happened recently in their literary career.



If you are interested in submitting a written response: send me a message about something good that's happened in your literary world to my email (mirandareadsbusiness@gmail.com), or my twitter account https://twitter.com/Miranda_Reads with the hashtag #somegoodbooknews or send me a message on my Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/miranda.reads/



If you are interested in submitting a video response: I'd like you to introduce yourself, mention your book connection (i.e. author, illustrator, reviewer, reader), your books (1-3 books total if applicable), and then a few short sentences about something good that's happened with your literary career recently.


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.


For submission, here's a website that goes into how to submit large files: https://www.wikihow.com/Email-Large-V... though it seems like most videos under a minute should be able to be attached via email. You can also upload your video to YouTube, set it to unlisted and send me the link.


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 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 submission deadline for the first episode is Sunday, May 24th (with the episode being edited during the week and published on my booktube channel the following Saturday (May 30th). I will include your books mentioned and your author website in the video description.


I'd like this to be a reoccurring segment on the channel so if you can't make that deadline, you can still submit for episode 2!

Email address is mirandareadsbusiness@gmail.com



Best Wishes,

Miranda Reads


message 2: by Anna (last edited Jun 10, 2020 10:50AM) (new)

Anna Faversham (annafaversham) | 1139 comments Thank you for this. I've starred this in my emails and I intend to look into it once the current wip is finished! Won't be long now. I'm beginning the formatting, although I only have tomorrow morning free to do that and then I have to wait until the following Tuesday. Sigh.

I know I've missed the deadline but if I take a look and master what it's all about, I might catch on in time for another one!!!

How embarrassing.


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