Monday, July 16, 2007


Can you feel the excitement in the air?

It took just a few short months but finally the 'Age of Conversation' hits the bookstore and you can order it here

As a recap, that's how it all started:

"Drew posted about a project called We Are Smarter than Me which gives people a chance to help author a guest book.

In the comments of that post Gavin Heaton said "Great concept! And it sounds like it could be fun ... but you know what, Drew? I reckon between a few of us we could knock out a short book...All we need is a theme and a charity ..."

To which Drew said..."You are very right. Let's do it. Watch for an e-mail from me!"

Two weeks later -- here we are. And we'd like you to consider joining us.

And out of that blogging conversation and a few e-mails, Gavin & Drew concocted the idea for an e-book about this new era of communications we've all entered together. But not just any book. It has to be a quick book. Exciting. Sharp. Inclusive. It had to be a book about community and conversation that came from that community and spoke the same vernacular. The title -- The Conversation Age.

And that is why we are talking to you. Our idea:

100 authors. We're a few but need more.
The overriding topic is "The Conversation Age" -- where you take it is up to you.
The items are short - one 8.5" x 11" page -- it can be words, diagrams, photos (again up to you) If it is words - about 400, give or take a couple.
We write it quickly and get it out there. We publish electronically.
We make it available online for a small fee and we donate 100% of the proceeds to Variety the Children's Charity -- which serves children across the entire globe."

That was a months ago. And here we are. The book is printed, ready to be downloaded or shipped to you.

I'm very honored to be part of this prestigious group of bloggers:
Please explore all the contributors and pay a visit to their blogs

A Google Map of all the authors. Created by Matt Dickman.

The first reviews/mentions are in:


Social Computing

And, in case you forgot, all proceeds go to Variety, a charity dedicated to improve the lives of children around the world.

What are you waiting for? Order now.

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