Thursday, November 21, 2013

Book Talk Nation, SCBWI Authors, and YOU? A Great Program and Opportunity

SCBWI is partnering with the Authors Guild to organize and curate the Children’s Book section of Booktalk Nation!

Booktalk Nation puts on live, streaming author talks that are free to the public. The idea is to bring book talks to readers' living rooms and help out brick-and-mortar bookstores in the process. Readers can sign up for free and buy signed, personalized copies of the author's book from an independent bookstore hosting the event.

Authors can participate in the talk from their home via phone or Internet; they just need to be able to sign books at the host store a few days after the talk. The talks are about thirty minutes long, and usually involve a featured author being interviewed by another author or journalist.

It's a great way for authors to supplement their book tours and to support their local independent or one they will be passing through on a tour. There is no cost to participate in Booktalk Nation.

SCBWI members are eligible to be considered for this program.

So far Judy Blume, Ellen Hopkins, Lin Oliver and Henry Winkler have participated - and Bruce Coville will be interviewed by Ellen Yeomans about his latest title, "Paula Danziger's Amber Brown Is On The Move" today - Thursday Nov 21, 2014 at 7pm Eastern, 4pm Pacific time in the USA.

The Ellen Hopkins "Smoke" Talk page at Book Talk Nation 
Coming up, Jane Yolen will be interviewed by Heidi Stemple on December 4, 2014 about Jane's most recent, "How Do Dinosaurs Say I'm Mad?"

If you are an SCBWI member with a new book out (it needs to be released within one month of the broadcast) you can apply for this prestigious opportunity. To be considered, please send an email with your name, the title, publication date and publisher of your book to Sara Rutenberg at sararutenberg (at) scbwi (dot) org

SCBWI will select 4 people to participate in 2014.

Book Talk Nation offers great talks to tune into live - where you even get to ask the authors questions! - as well as an impressive archive of previous talks to explore! Check it out.

Illustrate and Write On,

1 comment:

r smith said...

Can you tell me who the Booktalk Nation hosts are? They never give their names, and I am curious.