Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein recently interviewed Angela Yukiro Smith, author of 'End Of Mae'. Under her former byline, Smith worked for two years as a contract writer for MilitaryLifeStyle.com which included interviews with Joan Jett, John Nance, Amy Dacyczyn, and Randy’L He-Dow Teton, the only living model for an American coin. She created a unique marketing campaign that utilized the internet and virtual worlds such as Second Life to successfully promote her first book for less than $50 USD.
The show was broadcast live on Blogtalk Radio and will be archived at 'Authors Speaking'. 'Authors Speaking', developed by Dr. Holstein, brings authors together with librarians, educators and bookclubs through virtual author visits using Skype technology.
"In this world of millions of websites," stated Dr. Holstein, "it's nice to have one place where authors, librarians, teachers, book clubs, and bloggers can all come together to find each other. The virtual world is waiting, but still the links have to be made. For example, let's say you are a librarian in Idaho and you are looking for an author to come and talk about flowering shrubs at a Senior Book Hour. You don't have to just invite the local florist. An author who lives in Maine and has written a book on plants can be at your doorstep, via Skype, for the next meeting. All that needs to happen is communication. And that is easy with AuthorsSpeaking. Authors display their books and their talents by sharing their trailers, video interviews, notices of speaking engagements, etc. Librarians and other jjoin also and post what that are looking for. Authors find librarians. Librarians find authors and the interviews are scheduled. It is a win-win for everyone."
'Authors Speaking' encourages authors to make virtual visits to classrooms, libraries, bookclubs and bookstores through Skype and other forms of technology. 'Authors Speaking' gives authors and publishers the opportunity to upload photos, bios, book covers, video and book videos. The site also offers discussion forums, segmented special interest groups and allows for event listings. Each author can develop a personalized page. In addition the site allows for integration with Facebook and Twitter.
More information regarding all the above activities is available by visiting the 'Authors Speaking' site at www.AuthorsSpeaking.com. Questions about 'Authors Speaking' should be directed to Dr. Holstein at [email protected] Dr. Holstein is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below. Questions about this release can be directed to Don McCauley of the Free Publicity Focus Group at [email protected]
'Authors Speaking' gives authors and publishers the opportunity to upload photos, bios, book covers, video and book videos. The site also offers discussion forums, segmented special interest groups and allows for event listings. Each author can develop a personalized page. In addition the site allows for integration with Facebook and Twitter.
Contact:Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein