From conversation on a blog, to jokey sort of dream, to reality. Drew McLellan and Gavin Heaton's brilliant Age of Conversation project launches on Monday, July 16th! The goal of bringing together 100 writers to opine on conversation in this "new" communication age was a crazy idea, but one that has come to fruition. Hey it's social + media under one cover!
You can be a part of The Age of Conversation by bringing home a copy. It's for the kids y'know! The book really is "for the kids" with 100% of the proceeds donated to Variety Children's Charity.
The history of this unique project is here. The book is dedicated to the late mother of friend, mentor and marketing goddess Christina Kerley.
Launch date: Monday, July 16, 2007
Prices: Hardback $29.99 Paperback $16.99 E-book $9.99
The authors span the globe from Australia to Italy, from Dubai to London and every corner of the United States. The authors are, well - writers, techno-geeks, marketers from industries as diverse as flooring to swanky bicycles, consultants, scholars, artists and people happy to share their journeys.
I'll update this post on Monday with a link so you can share in the knowledge and the giving (to the kids) and become a part of the Age of Conversation. Until then - you can get to know the authors at their websites:
Ryan Barrett works with me at Digitas.
This lot have become some of my favorite reads: David Armano(who designed the cover!) Greg Verdino Tim Jackson Lewis Green Cam Beck Roger von Oech Mack Collier Ann Handley Jessica Hagy Arun Rajagopal Luc Debaisieux Sean Howard Mike Sansone Anna Farmery Bob Glaza Mark Goren Scott Monty Richard Huntington Patrick Schaber Sacrum Roberta Rosenberg Emily Reed Katie Chatfield Uwe Hook Tony D. Clark Todd Andrlik Steve Woodruff Steve Bannister Steve Roesler Stanley Johnson Spike Jones Nathan Snell Simon Payn Ryan Rasmussen Ron Shevlin Roger Anderson Robert Hruzek Rishi Desai Phil Gerbyshak Peter Corbett Pete Deutschman Nick Rice Nick Wright Michael Morton Mark Earls Mark Blair Mario Vellandi Kristin Gorski Kris Hoet Kofi Annan Kimberly Dawn Wells Karl Long Julie Fleischer Jordan Behan John La Grou Joe Raasch Jim Kukral Janet Green Jamey Shiels Dr. Graham Hill Gia Facchini Geert Desager Gaurav Mishra Gary Schoeniger Gareth Kay Faris Yakob Emily Clasper Ed Cotton Dustin Jacobsen Tom Clifford David Polinchock David Koopmans David Brazeal David Berkowitz Carolyn Manning Craig Wilson Cord Silverstein Connie Reece Colin McKay Chris Corrigan Cedric Giorgi Brian Reich Becky Carroll Andy Nulman Amy Jussel Kim Klaver Sandy Renshaw Susan Bird Troy Worman S. Neil Vineberg Chris Newlan & AJ James.
I am so fortunate to be included in this talented, giving and smart group of writers. I'm guessing they're forgiving enough let me slide at my other space, Moda di Magno.
See you on Monday (when I shall return to my regularly scheduled iPhone updates!)