MAGGIE: the dog who changed my life

MAGGIE: the dog who changed my life
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Thursday, March 26, 2009

SKYPE Book Club Meet a Great Success

My first book club "attendance"using the SKYPE technology as a way to meet with my readers was a fun and empowering experience for both the South Padre Island book club myself. The SKYPE book club meeting took place between my home in Boulder, Colorado and the home of Nancy Clarke in South Padre Island, Texas. It lasted 37 minutes as the group asked me questions and discussed my book, MAGGIE: the dog who changed my life. I think this opens doors for authors, and particularly for self-published authors, to meet with book club readers. It is very personable and interactive. We were all on a high from the experience! I hope to meet with more book clubs in the future on SKYPE.

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Dawn Kairns
Author of MAGGIE: the dog who changed my life
www.dawnkairns.com
www.maggiethedogwhochangedmylife.blogspot.com

6 comments :

Ingrid said...

It's amazing what we can do with all this new technology - and I agree, this is a great way for authors to stay in touch with their readers.

Good luck with future SKYPE bookclub meetings - keep us posted!

Rosemary Carstens said...

Dawn: What a great way to use Skype. I've used it with family members before so we can talk back and forth with video, and also received really huge image files this way, but to use it to meet with fans is really special. I'm sure the book club was THRILLED!

headintheclouds said...

I love it when technology helps people connect like this!

Mandy Walker said...

Great use of technology snf hoe fun for the book club to connect directly with you

Carol said...

It's great to connect with other writers through BMW. We are all teachers and all students. Thanks for this idea about using SKYPE. I'm being dragged into the 21st century, like it or not. Best wishes on the success of your book.

Carol Grever
www.straightspouseconnection.com

Gail said...

Dawn, what a terrific way to meet with your readers! I ran myself ragged going to book clubs for my first two novels, and I love the idea of using SKYPE instead for my next two books.
--Gail Storey