Great Use of a Website To Promote A Book

Author Miranda July has created a charming interactive site to promote her latest book. It moves quickly and is good for a giggle. Great use of the web to sell another medium.

I could post a few stills, but they don't do it justice. Go to the site yourself and click away!

Miranda July is a filmmaker, performing artist and writer. She grew up in Berkeley, California where she began her career by writing plays and staging them at the local punk club. July’s videos, performances, and web-based projects have been presented at sites such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum and in the 2002 and 2004 Whitney Biennials.

Her short fiction has been published in The Paris Review, Zoetrope All-Story, and The New Yorker, and a collection of stories is forthcoming from Scribner in spring 2007. July created the participatory website, learningtoloveyoumore, with artist Harrell Fletcher and a companion book will be published by Prestel in fall 2007. She wrote, directed and starred in her first feature-length film, Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005), which won a special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival and four prizes at the Cannes Film Festival, including the Camera d’Or. July is currently working on a new performance. She lives in Los Angeles.

1 comment:

Maile said...

{{Love}} I had no idea she was originally from Berkeley (my self-proclaimed home town)! Me and You and Everyone We Know is one of my all-time favorite movies.

Thanks for pointing me to her website. Very cool.

C'mon people, it's only a dollar.