Hi, all. There’s a new site called Togather that crowd-sources author events. Here’s how it works:
Let’s say you want an author (a handsome devil like me, for instance) to do a reading or signing at your local bookstore, library, Elks lodge, or PRIVATE HOME (via Skype or something). But maybe you’re located some distance from the author’s house, and he’s afraid of driving a long way only to find only two people in the crowd, or it’d be weird to Skype with a single mysterious stranger.
Just go to the Dennis Mahoney Togather Page and click “Start a Proposal” in the upper right. Create an account; it’s free and super-quick. Then propose an event.
Once the event is created, all I need is a certain number of RSVPs or purchased books in order to say, “Yeah! I’d love to attend this event!”
For in-person events, you need to contact your local bookstore or library about possible dates, but those are details that can be sorted out later if there’s enough interest for me to attend. Same with Skype chats with your book club. If you’re initial date doesn’t work for me, we can work something out.
So if you’d like me to visit or Skype, send me a proposal. I’d love to hear from you.