Shindig to Bring Dick Cavett, Pat O’Brien, Others to Readers Online From Floor of Book Expo American

[Press Release]

Live Author Chats from the Floor at BEA

3 days, 50 online author talks, powered by Shindig

Dick Cavett, Pat O’brien, and over 50 other best-sellers video chat with readers across the world, live from the floor of BookExpo America

As an official partner of BookExpo America (BEA) from Thursday, May 29th, to Saturday, May 31st, Shindig will power 50 live video chat author talks from the floor of BEA 2014 for an online program called Live Author Chats from the Floor at BEA.

Utilizing Shindig’s patented video chat technology, featured best-selling authors and BEA celebrity panelists in fiction, non-fiction, cooking, thriller, children’s, art/photography, motivational and celebrity biography will engage readers from across the globe online by answering live questions and providing real-time updates from this year’s BEA program.

On Saturday, we will be turning over Live Author Chats from the Floor at BEA to Romance Writers of America for Romance Saturday, a special day devoted to the most popular authors in romance.

Live Author Chats from the floor at BEA video content will be featured on the homepage and in official publicity and marketing leading up to, during, and after the conference.

The complete list of confirmed authors and hosts will be revealed this Friday at, where fans can RSVP to engage with their favorite authors.

What other users are saying about Shindig:
“It was incredible to be able to see all of their faces and interact directly with those asking questions. The technology worked seamlessly.” – Sheryl Sandberg COO Facebook, Founder

“you know I love this format. It was very cool.” – Jim Cramer, Author, Mad Money Host and Chairman of

“As an author who loves to connect with his readers across the globe, my one wish is that I could be everywhere at once. Shindig makes that happen.” ~ Hugh Howey, Author of the Wool Series

“Shindig is the 21st century way to book tour. As a futurist I can say things like that!”~ David Houle, The Shift Age

“Using this platform attendees will have unique access to ask questions and network amongst themselves using face-to-face video chat.” – Nick Bludon, SVP, Global Head of Digital of Digital Strategy, The Economist

About Shindig
Shindig is an innovative platform for large scale video chat events that has already been embraced by hundreds of prominent individuals and organizations from CNN, The Atlantic, Forbes, The New Republic, Chicago Tribune, Conde Nast publications as well as Bill Gates, Jim Cramer Sheryl Sandberg and TED. Shindig’s proprietary technology enables you to give an online reading, talk, or interview in front of an online group of thousands. In Shindig, you can share the stage with fans and take questions from audience members. Additionally Shindig adds a unique social dimension to events by allowing fans themselves to also interact with one another in private video chats. Our promo reel can be viewed here
To find out more about Shindig or to RSVP for upcoming events, visit


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