Saturday, October 29, 2011

First Annual International Book Trailer Awards Sponsored By 'Authors Speaking'

'Authors Speaking' serves as a community of authors, teachers, librarians, teens and tweens, book clubs and bloggers. The site will serve to enable these groups to come together to talk about books. It will also serve as a hub to allow authors to virtually visit classrooms, libraries and bookclubs, and businesses. The awards program is open to book trailer creators and authors

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, nationally recognized author and positive psychologist, recently announced the first annual Authors Speaking International Book Trailer Awards program. The awards program is open to book trailer creators and authors. The awards program is being sponsored by 'Authors Speaking'.

'Authors Speaking' allows 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 trailers. 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.

"The virtual world for authors, both fiction and non-fiction, and their audiences is not in the future," stated Dr. Holstein, "it is now. Technology, including video, via such systems as Skype, is the new way of learning and sharing. Now there is one place, where authors can meet the increasing public demand to be ready virtually. Authors post videos of themselves talking or teaching, trailers of their books, and can keep the public informed about their upcoming engagements and activities."


Those who wish to enter a trailer in the Authors Speaking International Book Trailer Awards program can do so by filling out a simple form. Full contest details will be sent to those who express interest. Registration is limited to 250 trailers. 25 finalists will be chosen by the judging committee. Five winners will be selected. Both finalists and winners will be provided with an attractive banner that can be used for promotional purposes.


Judging for the first level round will be accomplished through a judging panel. The panel includes:

Barbara Techel, Author of the 'Frankie the Walk ‘N Roll Dog' book series

Nadia Sahari - Author of 'Breakaway'

Pam Richard - CEO of Believe In You Modeling School

Jamieson Wolf - Author of 'Soylent Red'

New members at Authors Speaking include:

Larry Kloss - author of 'Beatitude'

Patricia J. Parsons - author of 'Grace Note: In Hildegard's Shadow

Angie Skelhorn - author of 'Till Death And Beyond'

More information is available by visiting the 'Authors Speaking' site at Questions about 'Authors Speaking' and/or the Authors Speaking International Book Trailer Awards program can be addressed to Dr. Holstein at The entry form can be accessed at Dr. Holstein is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below.


Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, Positive Psychologist and Happiness Coach, is the creator of The Enchanted Self ®, a positive psychology method for increasing happiness. Dr. Holstein has been a school psychologist for over 25 years. She is in private practice in Long Branch, New Jersey with her husband, Dr. Russell M. Holstein.

Her pathfinder book ‘The Enchanted Self, A Positive Therapy’ was published in 1997 by Harwood Academic Publishers and is now in its second printing through Brunner-Routledge. Her second book ‘Recipes for Enchantment, The Secret Ingredient is YOU!’ has received rave reviews as a wonderful inspirational story book. ‘DELIGHT’, Dr. Holstein’s third book is available in two versions, paperback and a CD-rom that includes music, art, and Dr. Holstein’s voice.

Her book, ‘The Truth: I’m a Girl, I’m Smart and I Know Everything’ is a first in positive psychology. It is a fiction book for girls, tweens and teens.

Her second book in The Truth Series is Secrets: You Tell Me Yours and I’ll Tell You Mine…maybe!’ All books are available at the author’s websites below, online booksellers and stores nationwide.


Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein