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First Book Celebrations on YouTube

Earlier this week, debut YA novelist Jess Rothenberg videotaped herself dancing with the first copy of her book and a cat. We’ve embedded the video above, set to a classic tune from Flashdance.

First book celebrations are a small but inspiring genre on YouTube. Travis Nichols celebrated his book release by dancing with a potted plant, playing “Guitar Hero,” and imitating Tom Cruise‘s famous Risky Business scene. Kaleb Nation posted a happy video a few years back, stacking and restacking his new book copies.

Any more videos to add? Here’s more about Rothenberg’s The Catastrophic History of You and Me: “BRIE’S LIFE ENDS AT SIXTEEN: Her boyfriend tells her he doesn’t love her, and the news breaks her heart—literally. But now that she’s D&G (dead and gone), Brie is about to discover that love is way more complicated than she ever imagined.”

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How Did You Celebrate the First Copy of Your Book?

In the video embedded above, cartoonist and author Travis Nichols celebrates his book release by dancing with a potted plant, playing “Guitar Hero,” and imitating Tom Cruise‘s famous Risky Business scene.

What did you do to celebrate the first copy of your book?

Nichols’ new book, The Monster Doodle Book, will be available on June 7th. According to the press release, the book is intended to help “spur-on readers’ imaginations with half-finished sketches of aliens, robots, and other creatures.