Sunday, April 19, 2015

Alaska Book Week Coming to YouTube!

We are pleased to announce a couple of exciting developments for this year's Alaska Book Week! Thanks to the support of Alaska's authors and community members, we are inspired to keep expanding every year. Thank you!

Alaska Book Week on YouTube

Please note that the ABW YouTube page is still in development. 

This summer, we are starting a video campaign for Alaska Book Week on YouTube! We are asking Alaskan authors, publishers, booksellers, librarians, and teachers to help us by being a part of our interview series or sending us video clips. We will post these videos on the Alaska Book Week website and Facebook page a few weeks ahead of our celebration to get people interested in you and your events! Here’s how you can participate:
  • If you are in the Anchorage area and would like to participate, please contact the Alaska Book Week coordinator at akbookweek@gmail.com. We will arrange a time and place to conduct the interview at your convenience. If you are an Anchorage publisher, bookseller, librarian, or teacher, we would be happy to come to you.
  • If you are not in the Anchorage area and would like to participate, please contact the Alaska Book Week coordinator at akbookweek@gmail.com to arrange an alternative method. You can participate in the interview series via Skype, or you can send us short video clips. We will accommodate as best as we can. 

We would also like to use our YouTube account to create promotional materials for Alaska Book Week. As such, we would also like to request permission to use your images from past events (posted on either the website or Facebook page) to create these materials. If you have any questions about participating in our video campaign, please contact the Alaska Book Week coordinator. We look forward to promoting the best part of Alaska Book Week—you!

New Participation Page

We would also like to point out the development of our Participation page (see the page list). This page will list the participants who are looking for events, as well as those who have expressed an interest in hosting an author event in their community. We are hoping that this page will serve as a tool for authors and and other community members to connect with one another. 

In the meantime, thank you all for your support of Alaska Book Week! Please check back here throughout the summer for news and updates. If you have any questions, please contact the ABW coordinator.