Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein To Interview Anthony Michalski on 'Authors And Technology'

'Authors and Technology', a BlogTalkRadio show hosted by Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, invites experts in technology to discuss the future, which is happening now. The interview, a regular segment also featured at 'Authors Speaking' will air March 1, 2012

On March 1, Dr. Holstein will interview Anthony Michalski (Tony), the founder and owner of Kallisti Publishing — the premiere publisher and provider of top quality motivational, instructional, and personal development products, materials, experiences, and events that improve peoples’ lives. The interview will center on how technology is influencing the world of books and how technology has transformed every aspect of traditional book marketing. The show 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."

'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.

Dr. Holstein's interview with Anthony Michalski will be broadcast live on Thursday, March 1 at 4pm Eastern. The public is invited to call in to the show with questions or comments at (424) 222-5203.

'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 is available by visiting the 'Authors Speaking' site at Questions about 'Authors Speaking' should be directed to Dr. Holstein at Dr. Holstein is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below.


Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein