On May 21, Dr. Holstein interviewed Debra Gano, author of the 'Heartlight Girls' series. The show will be archived at the 'Authors Speaking' site
On May 21, 2012, Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein interviewed Debra Gano, President and CEO of 'Be Your Own You' and author of the 'Heartlight Girls' series. Gano suggested many opportunities for authors to use, such Speaker Reps who work on commission to place an author using technology such as Skype, and the importance of branding. 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."
Debra Gano is the CEO & President of BYOU, ‘Be Your Own You’, a girls self-esteem apparel and educational company and the best-selling author of the 'Heartlight Girls' series. Her book, ' Beauty’s Secret, A Girl’s Discovery of Inner Beauty' is the recipient of multiple national awards, including Gold Winner of the Mom’s Choice Award. Debra is a former international model and actress who now dedicates her life to the empowerment of girls and women, and speaks as a national expert on self-esteem.
'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.
'Authors Speaking' is also hosting the First International Book Video Competition. The competition is open for entries. A teleseminar series 'Confronting and Realistically Dealing With Technology, The Future is NOW! How to Grab theTechnology Tiger by the Tail and Run With It' will soon be available. Dr. Holstein and invited experts will help quiet anxieties, while sharing knowledge and expertise that will help authors, librarians and book club hosts, move forward with modern technologies such as Skype. Details on this teleseminar series will follow soon.
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 drbarbaraenchantedself.com. Dr. Holstein is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below.
'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.