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Published: 2010-06-07T09:22:33-07:00


Report from BEA 2010: "Think Outside the Shop"


Book Expo America 2010 this past week in New York marked my seventh time at the publishing industry's annual get-together and my first feeling like a grown-up. I wasn't there to grab armfuls of free books (tempting, but given new...

BookTour is looking for Summer Interns:


BookTour HQ is fast on the lookout for 2 summer interns. The internship is technically unpaid but we fully intend to shower said interns with free books, gift baskets, good will and career advice/introductions. And we're more than happy to...

BookTour at BEA 2010:


Yes, thank you for asking. The boys from BookTour will be at Book Expo America this coming week. We'll be meeting users, partners and friends as well as talking, just a little, about our upcoming plans for the All New...

New Products, New Relationship and Other Great News...


Dear friends, We're really excited. We've got a bunch of stuff to tell you. First, I’m thrilled to let you know that BookTour’s event data will now be displayed on Amazon Author Pages, a new program at Amazon Author...

Spotted: Chris Anderson in Writer's Digest


This past week, Booktour received a warm hug from Writer's Digest in the form of this profile of our CEO Chris Anderson. Article's predominantly about his new book "Free" and what its implication for this crazy business of ours but...

Awww thanks, you.


The simply awesome Future Perfect Publishing blog, which covers new trends and dimensions in book publishing, had some real nice things to say about Booktour last week including... is one of a new generation of online pubicity tools that...

Booktour and IndieBound. We're dating.


The three of us who founded BookTour were all authors before this here idea came to us. And anyone who publishes a book and goes on tour knows that there's no touring, no stops along that lonely road, no anything...

California, Here we Are!

2008-08-11T12:37:30-07:00 is based in San Francisco, California, which we've mentioned way too many times has the largest amount per capita book and alcohol purchasing in the nation. And even though that statistic makes our little barbary coastal seem like a...

Book tours suck! (unless you, ahem, use a certain service)


The Atlantic has an essay by author Ann Patchett about the lonely life of book touring. It's a lovely piece and well worth reading. "...I covered about 25 cities and kept my expenses under $3,000. With one good dress in...

Feature Update 7/23/08


Over the past few weeks we've migrated our entire server setup to new web services (Amazon S3 and EC2). In general, you'll find the site to be much faster, although you shouldn't notice too much difference. That is, except for...