Websites for individual book promo
May 4, 2008 10:25 AM   Subscribe

Help me find websites that are devoted to promoting an individual book.


My google kung-fu skills are failing me on this task. I'm looking for examples of websites that promote an individual book.

For example, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle for Barbara Kingsolver's recent book.

Just looking for some examples of how people are promoting books.

Thanks in advance for your help!
posted by thedanimal to Technology (18 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
No one Belongs Here More Than You

For Miranda July's book.
posted by R. Mutt at 10:32 AM on May 4, 2008 [1 favorite]

Banana by one of mefi's own (soulbarn).
posted by mumkin at 10:34 AM on May 4, 2008

Oh, and there's Mark Bittman's, which began as a site for his breakout cookbook, but now supports the follow-on books as well. It's sort of the end-stage of an individual book site's life, when it has become a brand and spawned progeny.
posted by mumkin at 10:38 AM on May 4, 2008

Devil In The White City
posted by smackfu at 10:40 AM on May 4, 2008

Here Comes Everybody, Electronic Literature: New Horizons for the Literary, New Media Reader... and those are just the ones that I visited recently in the course of my regular web browsing. Are publishers putting out any books these days without making web sites for them?
posted by aparrish at 10:40 AM on May 4, 2008

Get Rapture Ready!
posted by EarBucket at 10:41 AM on May 4, 2008

The 4 Hour Workweek. And its author has a good post about how he promoted here.
posted by ghostmanonsecond at 11:02 AM on May 4, 2008 [1 favorite]

I'm not sure that CSS/web design books count but there's CSS Mastery, Transcending CSS and Stylin' with CSS.
posted by ceri richard at 11:03 AM on May 4, 2008

Max Brooks' zombie novel World War Z has a fun site.
posted by Rhaomi at 11:11 AM on May 4, 2008

Lemony Snicket started out promoting a single book.

Also, the archived version of Blog Roots, the site built around the book written by pb and mathowie and megnut.
posted by iconomy at 11:21 AM on May 4, 2008

Just off the top of my head...

* A la Cart: The Secret Lives Of Grocery Shoppers
* I Love You, Beth Cooper

Miranda July's is my favorite.
posted by polyester.lumberjack at 11:27 AM on May 4, 2008 is the one that comes to mind. It turned into a successful blog hosted by nytimes.
posted by theiconoclast31 at 11:30 AM on May 4, 2008

Response by poster: Thank you all - very much appreciated!
posted by thedanimal at 11:33 AM on May 4, 2008

(Disclaimer: technically Game Night is published by my imprint, but it might as well have been self-published--Jonny has done all the editing, typesetting, printing, publicity and sales. I gave him an ISBN and some TIFFs of the company logo.)
posted by Hogshead at 1:50 PM on May 4, 2008

Whoa! My Boss Is Naked
posted by scrumtralescent at 4:00 PM on May 4, 2008

Jennifer Government has a game website.
posted by phoenixy at 6:10 PM on May 4, 2008

Penguin Canada calls them 'mini-sites' and has links to a bunch of them listed by category here.
posted by FreezBoy at 6:20 AM on May 5, 2008

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