Virtual Author Events | (#BookBloggerHop #coffeeramblings)

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Have you been listening to virtual author events?

(submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

One of the actual good things to come out of the pandemic, in my opinion, is the explosion of free virtual author events, and I have attended so many. I usually post about the ones I know about on my Sunday post if I have any to share.

Where can you find these events?

If you know an author’s got a book coming out, first try a google search. You can also try a search on Facebook.

Another good resource is Eventbrite. It alerts me to many events.

If you know certain bookstores that do a lot of virtual author events, just save their website and check monthly or follow them on social media. Brookline Booksmiths is one that’s had a lot recently.

Something going on every Wednesday this month that I just found out about is Tor Forge’s February of Forge – the link is here:

https://www.torforgeblog.com/2022/02/01/february-of-forge-a-month-of-virtual-events-from-forge-2/

Have you been to any virtual events?

25 Replies to “Virtual Author Events | (#BookBloggerHop #coffeeramblings)”

  1. I have been to one for Silenced by Jennie Ensor. To be honest I find them quite hard as my daughter is usually around when they are on, & she likes to make herself known on camera 🤣

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    1. Awww…that’s so cute. I know it’s probably a bit frustrating as the mom but it’s cute if your not 😊

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  2. Although I’ve done a virtual author event myself, I haven’t caught many. Tessa, you were the one who pointed me in the direction of the Riley Sager and Taylor Adams event which I really enjoyed, and I listened in on a podcast with another. I know virtual events are becoming more common.

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    1. It’s nice to be able to have that access from anywhere. I’ve been to in-person talks with book signings which are much like the virtual events but my ability to go is contingent on it happening close by.

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  3. I haven’t been to any author events. I had not heard of Eventbrite, I’m going to check it out.

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  4. I attended a super enjoyable one with Harlan Coben and Michael J. Fox – even hubby watched it. I’ve also done a few others, but that one sticks out the most. Thanks for the heads up about the others, Tessa!

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    1. That does sound fun. My husband often watches the ones I attend. Sometimes I even put it on the tv by using my iPad and the mirror screen feature.

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  5. I love a virtual author event and you’re so right, it is one good thing to come out of the pandemic! I’m going to one on Wednesday for Bloomsbury and can’t wait!

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  6. I did attend a couple of live events, but overall, I caught several on YouTube after the fact. They were still very interesting and engaging.

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