From our friends at the Southern Independent Booksellers Association:
SIBA has created â€œParapalooza!â€â€”a YouTube channel devoted to people reading favorite selections from favorite booksâ€”as a way to foster avid readersâ€™ enthusiasm for great writing. People are invited to submit their own short videos to the channel by sending them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the advent of easy distribution via social media sites like Vine and YouTube, and the fact that anyone with a smart phone can record a video and share it with the touch of a button, sharing brief moments of readerly enthusiasm seems like a natural way to bring readers together around their favorite books.
Already, videos include Lady Banks reading from Kathryn Stripling Byer’s Descent (winner of the 2013 SIBA Book Award for Poetry); Toi Thomas reading Robert Frost; and Kaye Barley reading from Pat Conroy’s Beach Music.
For more information, and to start watching videos, visit authorsroundthesouth.com/read-this/parapalooza.