Fanado Announces its First Publishing Industry Sponsors

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Fanado, the online video conference and signing service founded by acclaimed author Margaret Atwood, is now joined by seven major providers and promoters of publishing in the digital age including Audible.com, Wattpad, and Random House.

I know that our Audible listeners will love being able to meet their favorite authors and to have a personalized, autographed memento of that meeting. - Beth Anderson, EVP and Publisher of Audible.

Fanado, the online video conference and signing service founded by acclaimed author Margaret Atwood, is now joined by seven major providers and promoters of publishing in the digital age.

Audible.com, Wattpad, Random House, Inc. are among those companies that supported Fanado’s indiegogo fundraising campaign (http://www.indiegogo.com/fanado) with a commitment to a one-year exclusive event stage on the Fanado beta site. These innovators will now be able to create live meet and greet events for their authors and other artists, anytime and anywhere, engaging and expanding their audiences while promoting new works.

Audible (“engaging millions of listeners with stories told”) will conduct their first Fanado events from the floor of ThrillerFest (NY) on Friday, July 13. Beth Anderson, EVP & Publisher of Audible, Inc., says, “The Fanado channel will give authors more opportunity to connect directly with people who devour books through their eyes and ears. I know that our Audible listeners will love being able to meet their favorite authors and to have a personalized, autographed memento of that meeting.”

Also this week, Wattpad (“Unlimited Stories”) accompanies Margaret Atwood to Comic-Con, where she will interview SciFi author Rob Reid about his new novel, Year Zero, on a Fanado online stage. Allen Lau, CEO and Co-Founder of Wattpad, where Atwood is currently publishing original poetry and judging the Wattpad poetry contest aptly dubbed the “Attys”, explains: “There’s such a natural fit among everything that we do and everything Margaret does.”

The indiegogo campaign will help to fulfill Fanado’s mission of “Anyone, Anytime, Anyplace.” Launched on June 13, and currently approaching 2/3 of its goal, the campaign will fund the development of mobile Artist and Fan apps that will bring Fanado events to iPads and other tablets. Eight sponsored channels remain available for a campaign contribution of $5,000, deeply discounted from their future market price. After August 1st, Fanado will expand the availability of channels as resources allow. Individuals who want to support Fanado’s “Go Mobile” campaign in smaller yet vital ways can choose from among WattFan Comix, The Byliner Bundle, ZombiesRun Chat, Fanado T-shirts, VIP Memberships, and more. Contributions and comments are welcome at http://www.indiegogo.com/fanado.

Fanado is an online event space where artists and performers can connect with fans, present to audiences, greet one-on-one, sign personalized collectibles, sell directly online, livestream and archive the event, and create personal experiences and lasting memories. Currently anyone with a computer and a webcam will be able to participate in Fanado’s pilot events, where musicians, athletes, authors and other celebrities will host live online “meet and greet” sessions with their fans and sign deliverable mementos.

Fanado founder and acclaimed author Margaret Atwood reaches out to those who care about future readers, audiences and fans: “I first had this idea years ago. Now its time has come. If we all push together, we can connect creators of all kinds and levels with growing audiences all over the world. Let’s help artists help themselves!”

Further information on Fanado and the “Go Mobile” Indiegogo campaign can be found at:

Fanado Home: http://www.fanado.com
Indiegogo: http://www.indiegogo.com/fanado

Contact:
Daniel Edelman, Executive Chair
danieledelman(at)fanado(dot)com
Contact phone: 1-866-611-8354

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