2013 Book Tour 2.0

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The days of sending authors out on expensive book tours through Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, and beyond are mostly over, but are book tours well and truly dead? A panel of publishers and authors will describe novel ways to "tour" authors in virtual worlds including blog book tours, online book-chats and author Q&As on Reddit, "signing" ebooks, and virtual reality lecture venues and will assess their viability and success for university press subjects and authors. The panel will also compare this brave new world with old-fashioned whistle-stop tours with regards to effort, cost, and results.

Chair: Holli Koster, Publicity and Advertising Manager, Texas A&M University Press

Panelists: Rachel Ewen, Publicist, Cambridge University Press

Pat Suhrcke, Director, Cambridge Forum

Lissa Warren, Senior Director of Publicity, Da Capo Press

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