A brilliant new online idea to help ‘authors and audiences meet’ has just been launched in Australia.

Already well established in the US, BookTour.com invites authors/publishers/agents/bookshops to post dates and information for tours, signings and book events. Register on the site and you can check who is coming to your area and when – you can even request a visit from a favourite author or track their tour via email. You can also read stories about ‘Authors’ adventures from the road’ or add a ‘widget’ to your profile for news alerts from authors or venues you are interested in.

The site currently lists over 2500 authors and it’s starting to really take off over here.

Adam Goldstein CTO of BookTour told us ‘We launched the site for Australia only a few weeks ago, but have had an absolutely fantastic response… Australian users have requested dozens of authors visit their areas, added dozens of events, and been some of our most active users.’

The Australian Writer’s Marketplace is Australia and New Zealand’s only guide to the writing industry. While providing submission and contact details for the print media and publishing industry.

One Response to “Take a BookTour.com”

  1. Speakeasy » Blog Archive » Book tours decline in favour of online promotion,

    […] But not everyone is relegating the meet-and-greet tour to the past just yet. As editor-in-chief of Booktour.com (a website we’ve blogged about before, click here to read it) Chris Anderson says, ‘we believe in face-to-face contact…. We believe in author tours.’  Let’s hope that enough authors and publishers out there believe in the same thing. […]

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