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.’