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i did a little research after you told me about yo...

2008-05-31T04:02:00.000-05:00

i did a little research after you told me about your "thing", and if you want a way to make more money using your your blog you can enter this site: link. bye.



"but I don't see a great advantage for any author ...

2008-05-30T06:44:00.000-05:00

"but I don't see a great advantage for any author even the big hitters."
I agree.



Didn't you know that to get a shot at the biz you ...

2008-05-30T04:13:00.000-05:00

Didn't you know that to get a shot at the biz you have to be a fat hairy guy from New York or L.A.? Don't contact me, I'll contact you.



It's interesting Travis.It doesn't sound too excit...

2008-05-30T03:57:00.000-05:00

It's interesting Travis.
It doesn't sound too exciting, from my POV. I just buy the book and read it. And if I'm really excited, I'll google the author.

I don't think I have the time to do that other bit. I wonder though, if there is something else....



It's an interesting idea. It also would probably ...

2008-05-29T16:27:00.000-05:00

It's an interesting idea. It also would probably reach more young viewers/readers in the same way the "whathappensnext.com" commercials do. But, I don't think it's really such a hot idea for unknowns, mid-listers, and niche authors.

Then again, while I appreciated Eisner's devotion to Disney when he worked for them, he really was a crap leader. Seriously- he was the one behind all of those horrible direct to DVD sequels. That does not bode well for his new company.



Glancing back at your post, I see Eisner no longer...

2008-05-29T15:11:00.000-05:00

Glancing back at your post, I see Eisner no longer works for the rat and in my comment I said he did.

Facts are just road kill when I'm on a rant



TravisWhere do we start? First the name of the com...

2008-05-29T15:07:00.000-05:00

Travis

Where do we start?
First the name of the company, Vuguru sounds like a drunk trying to say Viagra and I don't suppose drunks, Viagra and all the rest is really what Eisner wants the world to think about even if he is pretty much a prick.
Now for the idea itself.
This is called flailing at winds of change with both arms. The newspaper business went through this same sort of thing with all sorts of neato ideas designed to... well, we never did find out what. But whatever they were, it didn't work.

Let's look at the premise: Eisner wants to get people who can't relate to books to relate to books by showing them a story in their favorite media, video. Hmmmm, haven't we already done this? Isn't it called "movies?"

But the good news is that Disney's corporate board of lick spittles, butt boys and lackeys will proudly vote good old Mike another $100 million bonus for his brlliance.

Meanwhile, the Washington Post just had a story about how women in Bangladesh get paid $1.25 a day to sew Disney embroidery onto T-shirts and jeans for the company.

Let's get real: Disney makes its money out these women and not through its own brilliance.



As a reader, not an author, this idea appeals to m...

2008-05-29T14:12:00.000-05:00

As a reader, not an author, this idea appeals to me NOT ONE IOTA. I don't want some video clip to taint the story I am about to read. I don't want to be stuck with someone else's images of the characters, settings, voices, etc. It's the same reason I rarely ever see a movie based on a book without reading the book first. Then, and only then, I am free to be entertained and amused at how someone else's version of what I read was SO different than what I came up with myself.

I want to approach a new read as a clean slate, a newborn babe, not with any preconceived notions. That, my friend, takes all the fun out of it for me.



TravisWhere do we start? First the name of the com...

2008-05-29T13:15:00.000-05:00

Travis

Where do we start?
First the name of the company, Vuguru sounds like a drunk trying to say Viagra and I don't suppose drunks, Viagra and all the rest is really what Eisner wants the world to think about even if he is pretty much a prick.
Now for the idea itself.
This is called flailing at winds of change with both arms. The newspaper business went through this same sort of thing with all sorts of neato ideas designed to... well, we never did find out what. But whatever they were, it didn't work.

Let's look at the premise: Eisner wants to get people who can't relate to books to relate to books by showing them a story in their favorite media, video. Hmmmm, haven't we already done this? Isn't it called "movies?"

But the good news is that Disney's corporate board of lick spittles, butt boys and lackeys will proudly vote good old Mike another $100 million bonus for his brlliance.

Meanwhile, the Washington Post just had a story about how women in Bangladesh get paid $1.25 a day to sew Disney embroidery onto T-shirts and jeans for the company.

Let's get real: Disney makes its money out these women and not through its own brilliance.



I think that is quite an interesting concept, I'm ...

2008-05-29T11:26:00.000-05:00

I think that is quite an interesting concept, I'm curious to see how it pans out.

I'm for the big hairy guy in Texas getting a shot though.. wonder how to go about getting it???



I don't know...I'm not a big fan of book trailer v...

2008-05-29T11:16:00.000-05:00

I don't know...I'm not a big fan of book trailer videos. I think we can do TOO much with all the new media we have. Of course, I may think differently once I have that publishing contract in hand. ;-)



Obviously someone needs to write the man a letter ...

2008-05-29T10:00:00.000-05:00

Obviously someone needs to write the man a letter and whet his appetite for Plundered Booty. I think the book title alone would generate interest from all kinds of curiosity seekers...



We could write a letter to Mr. Eisner on your beha...

2008-05-28T22:51:00.000-05:00

We could write a letter to Mr. Eisner on your behalf Travis, so you could have a chance at stardom. You never know until you try. I've been known to write strong letters for a cause.



We are a video world I am afraid. Print media is ...

2008-05-28T19:59:00.000-05:00

We are a video world I am afraid. Print media is slowly losing readership and it will only grow in that direction.



I heard the story on NPR yesterday. What concerns ...

2008-05-28T18:50:00.000-05:00

I heard the story on NPR yesterday. What concerns me is the Disney-ing up (as my daughters say) of a good story.



well, if he also takes a scrawny beer drinking run...

2008-05-28T17:30:00.000-05:00

well, if he also takes a scrawny beer drinking running gal along with the hairy dude, i think it is a fine idea...



Odd, innovative, interesting--but useful for any b...

2008-05-28T16:06:00.000-05:00

Odd, innovative, interesting--but useful for any but the best-known authors? Probably not.

And what's with that name? Vuguru sounds like one of those Eastern European mini cars...



maybe I'm too old school, but the video clip and b...

2008-05-28T15:04:00.000-05:00

maybe I'm too old school, but the video clip and book combination seems odd to me (what happens if the book turns into a movie later on - are you stuck with the actors in the video clips?) and yes, probably more suited to bestsellers than to new authors.

But - I've been known to be wrong. You should have heard me four years ago. "Blogosphere? That'll never take off..."



It would be far more interesting, for sure. I agre...

2008-05-28T14:15:00.000-05:00

It would be far more interesting, for sure. I agree with you that additional hype for the multi-million copy best-sellers is probably not going to do much for their sales. But it's all about risk when it's business, right? Now I did once watch a low budget movie -- I think Robert Downey Jr. may have produced it -- that was an adaptation of some self-pubbed book he found in a used bookstore. The featurette showed them laughing about how it was really pretty poorly written, but it was a good story and so it became a movie. A one in a million shot, but these miracles do happen now and then. :)