Monday, July 09, 2007

The Age of Conversation

In a remarkable example of collaboration, The Age of Conversation is about to be released. DrewMcClellan and Gavin Heaton - along with over 100 bloggers - are pulling it off. But Drew and Gavin are the fire starters here - let's not kid anybody. They're even talking about another one next year so sharpen your wits and stretch your imagination.

The only thing to say is WOW! It began with a short email invitation to submit a chapter. It's grown to being included in on of the most dynamically growing communities and networks on the planet. Right down to my soul, this is a bunch that is diverse and inclusive. Not to mention some damn fine writing minds.

I can't wait to get the book. The best part - the hook for me - is that ALL proceeds of ALL sales of the book go to Variety, the Children's Charity.

Originally imagined as an e-book ($9.99), the volume will be available in hardback ($29.99) and soft cover ($16.95)

Next Monday is the official launch. Learn what all the conversation is about and feel good about giving back to the community.

Here's where it started
Here's to whom its dedicated.

And here's just a few places its being talked about - right now.


8 comments: said...

What a wonderful idea. Bob - will it be available in book stores everywhere in the US? I am travelling through LA in September and I would like to pick up a copy.

Bob Glaza said...

Not sure of the book store distribution, Jackie - but I'll find out for you :)

It's been an exciting project. Fascinating to see it come together.

Gavin said...

Hey Bob/Jackie ... the book is will be distributed via a print on demand service and can be ordered online. Of course, if you are like me and you need an instant fix, you can also order the eBook! Links will be made available on Monday!

Bob Glaza said...

You are absolutely rock solid, Gavin! I'll likely get the eBook plus a couple soft cover copies. It is after all the first time I've been "officially" published :) - unless you count the drawings I did for an underground comic about 30 years ago ;)
I'll let Jackie know.

Lewis Green said...


First time I've ever been called right. Gavin's the man, isn't he?

Bob Glaza said...

HA! I somehow figured you might catch that, Lewis - your wit is sharpened with titanium...or something like that :)

Yeah, Gavin is the man! A tremendous example of imagination, influence and determination.

Robyn McMaster said...

Hey, Bob, I vote for this blog as an addendum to "The Age of Conversation!"

I discovered Jakie, too!

I'm rootin' for you in your race!

Bob Glaza said...

Thanks Robyn - Jackie has some great insight on her blog. I hope you find something - or 2 - worthy of comment.

The ride starts next Sunday. I'm about as prepared as I'm going to be :) - making a few final arrangements with family in Iowa. I fly out of Spokane on Saturday.