Thursday, August 30, 2007

BookTour

Here is a very useful website for book-lovers, BookTour. Shows what authors are speaking in an area.
We're a free online service that connects authors and potential audiences of all sorts, from book groups to civic organizations, from bookstores to corporate events. Authors create their own page (biography, books, tour dates and availability) and any group looking for speakers can find them and contact them directly to arrange for an appearance. Relevant information for both authors and venues can be added in minutes through a simple fill-in-the-blanks interface. Connecting authors with potential audiences then becomes as easy as searching (by geography, book titles, subject, dates of availability) and sending an email.
There is an interview with the site's creators, Kevin Smokler and Adam Goldstein, on IT Conversations.

1 comment:

carolh said...

Worth noting that the person behind this venture is Chris Anderson of Wired and the book "The Long Tail".