Friday, July 17, 2009

Wild and Wacky Friday - Video Book signing

Margaret Atwood is getting the word out about her new novel with a coast-to-coast video launch connecting various book festivals across the country.

Atwood is set to attend the Word on the Street festival in Toronto on Sept. 27, but will simultaneously appear at sister events in Vancouver and Halifax via interactive video conferencing. She's promoting her new novel, "The Year of the Flood," about two women who have survived a natural disaster that has obliterated most human life. Festival organizers say Atwood will use the video-conference technology to speak with fans, answer questions and sign autographs long distance.

Check it out:

The technology she is using is called "LongPen" - read more about it at It allows someone to write in ink anywhere in the world via tablet PC and the internet.