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Amanda Palmer Stars in Book Trailer

Rock star Amanda Palmer unveiled a book trailer for The Art of Asking. She became inspired to write her new nonfiction book after she gave a TED talk in 2013. In the video embedded above, Palmer plays piano and shares her ideas on asking—do you have any regrets about not asking for something?

At the night of the book launch, she celebrated the publication with an event at Porter Square Books. Click here to listen to her lead the crowd in singing the “Happy Birthday” song to her husband Neil Gaiman. Do you predict that Gaiman and Palmer may collaborate on a writing project one day together?

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Stanley Tucci Stars in Book Trailer

Simon & Schuster has unveiled a book trailer for The Tucci Table: Cooking With Family and Friends. The Hunger Games actor Stanley Tucci collaborated on this cookbook project with his wife, literary agent Felicity BluntTucci cooks up a little bit of “seduction at the stove” in the video embedded above—what do you think?

Jennifer Lopez Stars in Book Trailer

Penguin Random House has unveiled a book trailer for Jennifer Lopez’s memoir. The Hollywood entertainer stars in the video embedded above—what do you think? The publication date for True Love has been scheduled for November 04, 2014. (via Beyond Beautiful JLo)

Fred Armisen Narrates ‘If You Give a Mouse an iPhone’ For the Book Trailer

Blue Rider Press has unveiled a book trailer for Ann Droyd’s If You Give a Mouse an iPhone: A Cautionary Tail. This project parodies Laura Numeroff’s beloved picture book, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.

Comedic actor and Saturday Night Live alum Fred Armisen lends his voice and serves as the narrator. The animated video embedded above features a story that discusses “the perils of our tech-obsessed lives and a fully charged romp for readers of all ages”—what do you think?

Aasif Mandvi Asks Fellow Comedians to Appear in His Book Trailer: VIDEO

Have you ever asked a celebrity to appear in your book trailer? In the “Funny or Die” video embedded above, Aasif Mandvi makes this request of Jack Black, Wyatt Cenac, John Oliver, and more.

Mandvi has written a book of personal essays entitled No Land’s Man: A Perilous Journey through Romance, Islam, and Brunch. Chronicle Books will release it on November 04, 2014. (via The Huffington Post)

Jeff Kinney Unveils First of Five Teaser Trailers For New ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ Book

Jeff Kinney, the creator of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, plans to unveil five teaser trailers for book nine, The Long Haul. The trailers will be uploaded onto the “Wimpy Kid” YouTube channel on a weekly basis.

In the first video (embedded above), Kinney talks about a new animal character that will be introduced in the forthcoming book—what do you think? Amulet Books, an imprint of ABRAMS, has scheduled the publication date for November 04, 2014.

VIDEO: ‘Blue Lily, Lily Blue’ Trailer Features a Maggie Stiefvater Song

Author Maggie Stiefvater has unveiled the trailer for her forthcoming release, Blue Lily, Lily Blue. The video embedded above features a song written by Stiefvater herself—what do you think?

This young adult novel will be third installment of The Raven Boys fantasy series. Scholastic will publish it on October 21, 2014.

VIDEO: ‘Thug Kitchen’ Cookbook Trailer Features NSFW Language

A hilarious trailer has been released for The Thug Kitchen Cookbook. The video embedded above features a constant flow of profanity and NSFW language—what do you think?

The finished book contains 50 color photos and 100 recipes. Rodale Books plans to release it on October 07, 2014.

VIDEO: Neil Patrick Harris Demonstrates How His Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Book Works

Tony Award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris stars in a trailer for his forthcoming imaginative nonfiction book, Choose Your Own Autobiography.

In the video embedded above, Harris sings his Hedwig & The Angry Inch show warm-up routine, sinks into quicksand, and performs several other outlandish acts—what do you think?

Crown Archetype, an imprint at Penguin Random House, will release this unconventional memoir on October 14, 2014.

Writers Star in ‘The Magician’s Land’ Book Trailer

Writer Lev Grossman turned to crowdsourcing to create the book trailer for the third and final installment of the Magicians trilogy.

The video embedded above features American Gods writer Neil Gaiman, Wicked author Gregory MaguireFangirl novelist Rainbow Rowell, and many others reading the first chapter of the The Magician’s Land.

Which one of these authors would you choose as the narrator for the audiobook? (via BuzzFeed)