The collaborative book writing trend continues here at "Write now is good." Today, I'm proud and pleased to announce the launch of another innovative writing/technology project. I've written a chapter for it.
Welcome to "The Age of Conversation," a new book released today. Purchase it here.
How it all began
"The Age of Conversation" started with a simple conversation:
- Bloggers Drew McLellan and Gavin Heaton had an idea just a few month's ago to create a book, and they invited others to join in.
- Bloggers responded generously, and the finished book has 103 authors. Each has written one page only on the topic of the conversation age.
- The authors hail from 10 countries (Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Great Britain, Holland, India, Italy, Oman and the U.S.A.) and 24 U.S. states. View the authors' map here.
- All proceeds from the book go to Variety, the Children's Charity. We hope to raise at least $10,000 (U.S.).
- There's also a special dedication in the book, in support of one of the book's authors.
A great read for a great cause
"The Age of Conversation" is available for sale in three formats:
-- Hardback: $29.99 (less printing and shipping, $8.55 going to charity)
-- Paperback: $16.95 (less printing and shipping, $8.10 going to charity)
-- E-book: $9.99 (less technical fees, $7.99 going to charity)
We wrote this book!
Here we are, in alphabetical order by first name:
A AJ James | Amy Jussel | Andy Nulman | Ann Handley | Anna Farmery | Arun Rajagopal
B Becky Carroll | Bob Glaza | Brian Reich
C Cam Beck | Carolyn Manning | Cedric Giorgi | Christina Kerley | Colin McKay | Connie Reece | Cord Silverstein | Chris Corrigan | Chris Newlan | Craig Wilson
D David Armano | David Berkowitz | David Brazeal | David Koopmans | David Polinchock | David Reich | Dustin Jacobsen |
E Ed Cotton | Emily Clasper | Emily Reed
F Faris Yakob
G Gareth Kay | Gary Schoeniger | Gaurav Mishra | Geert Desager | Gia Facchini | G.Kofi Annan | Dr. Graham Hill | Greg Verdino
J Jamey Shiels | Janet Green | Jessica Hagy | Jim Kukral | Joe Raasch | John La Grou | Jordan Behan | Julie Fleischer
K Karl Long | Katie Chatfield | Kim Klaver | Kimberly Dawn Wells | Kris Hoet | Kristin Gorski
L Lewis Green | Lori Magno | Luc Debaisieux
M Mack Collier | Mario Vellandi | Mark Blair | Mark Earls | Mark Goren | Matt Dickman | Michael Morton | Mike Sansone
N Nathan Snell | Nick Rice | Nick Wright
P Patrick Schaber | Paul McEnany | Peter Corbett | Pete Deutschman | Phil Gerbyshak
R Richard Huntington | Rishi Desai | Robert Hruzek | Roberta Rosenberg | Roger Anderson | Roger von Oech | Ron Shevlin | Ryan Barrett | Ryan Rasmussen
S Sacrum | Sandy Renshaw | Scott Monty | Sean Howard | Simon Payn | S. Neil Vineberg | Spike Jones | Stanley Johnson | Steve Bannister | Steve Roesler | Steve Woodruff | Susan Bird
T Tim Jackson | Toby Bloomberg | Todd Andrlik | Tom Clifford | Tony D. Clark | Troy Worman
U Uwe Hook
V Valeria Maltoni
"W.R.I.T.E." — My contribution
My chapter is called "W.R.I.T.E. — The Writing/Blogging/Conversation Phenomenon." I'll feature an extremely short excerpt from it tomorrow. To read the entire piece, you must purchase the book.
Creative collaboration makes a difference.
In just a few months, a small group of people has created a book, made new blog friends, and formed a community. I hope that "The Age of Conversation" raises a ton of money for Variety, and also inspires others to create and connect. Go to "The Age of Conversation" blog to find out more!