Reader Events, a new website opened recently geared to the reader, has everything a reader could want for every genre. The site boasts sections such as Conventions, Luncheons, Festivals, Signings, Children/Young Adult, Other Events, This Month and In the News.
Since all the events are geared toward readers, there is a section for authors, publishers, publicist and anyone else to post an event. There is no event too big or too small and the more listed give the readers more opportunity to connect with their favorite authors.
Under Conventions you can find information on big cons such as Comic Con and BEA and smaller venues like The Novel Experience Event in Atlanta. Luncheons are all geared to readers and feature many of their favorite authors. Book Festivals are held all over country.
Booksignings are actual book tours that the writers are attending. All events are listed in date order, which makes it easy to see what’s going on each month and as this site catches on, the more events that will be listed. There’s even an online event section geared for such things as author Facebook parties for their readers, blog get-togethers and other online gatherings for readers.
With the high demand for all things Children/YA, this section is especially welcome. Parents are always looking for new and interesting happenings and I really believe the kids get especially excited about them. I’ve seen it happen at many conferences that include YA authors.
This is a very timely and much needed site. As I reader, I always found it frustrating to look all over to find out if anything was happening in my area and now it’s at my fingertips. I encourage anyone who loves books to check it out and anyone who markets books to take advantage of this unique free opportunity to get their stuff noticed.
Bottom Line: I’m off to see what’s going on in Florida this month.