Age of Conversation III — call for authors

Cover of "The Age of Conversation"

The authors of Age of Conversation I and II have been calling Gavin Heaton and me names for a week.  I think the most frequent word they used was insane!

I prefer to think of us as fools for love.  The first two books are a testament to all the buzzwords people so casually toss around when it comes to social media.

Community, Sharing, Conversation, Experimentation, Engagement, Collaboration.


Well if you want to see all that and more in action — join us.  Become one of the 300 authors of Age of Conversation III.

We invited the past authors a week ago and 137 of the 300 slots are already full.  So this isn’t something to ponder for days.  If you want in…get in now.

Here’s the drill.  All authors, by signing up, agree to sign away all right to their 400 word chapter (which won’t be self-promotional), to let us donate all proceeds to charity and to promote the book on their blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc. presence.

Chapters will be due in early November.  Each author will choose a “theme” for their chapter among the ten we’ve designed.  They’ll serve as sections in the book.  We’ll allow 30 authors per section, so the longer you wait, the less choice you’ll have.

If you’d like to join us, please visit this link to sign up and choose your theme.   We’d love to have you!

UPDATE:  In less than 14 hours, we had 306 authors sign up and have closed the call for authors.  Thanks to everyone who has opted to come on board!

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15 comments on “Age of Conversation III — call for authors

  1. Hi Drew,
    Great ! ! ! Thankful for the positive energy Gavin and yourself put into this next great project. Go go go AoC3, go! : )

  2. Thx for organizing this again Drew and Gavin!

  3. Karin H. says:

    OK, I’m in (hope you don’t get my submission twice, something somewhere went wrong ;-))

    Karin H. (Keep It Simple Sweetheart, specially in business)

  4. Hi Drew!

    I’m delighted to be part of amazing Age of Conversation series. This will be my third contribution and I wouldn’t miss it for anything. 🙂

    Thanks for hosting this unique event again. I can’t wait to read what all the other authors cook up for everyone!


  5. Thrilled to go for ‘year 3’ and learn more from this wise group about ebooks, collaborative publishing, and doing good! (Jasmin seeded a great one called Worldchangers too that’s begging for sequels!)

    I think the more we learn/apply best practices, the more we can retool and implement in fresh new ways to advance the power of participatory clout. Thanks you guys!

  6. I just filled in the form. Wondering if we get confirmation that we’re in or not at some point? Please let me know. I’d love to be a part of this. Thanks!

  7. Michelle C says:

    Great! I’m very excited to be a part of this, Drew. I just made a video about the importance of measuring in social media and have numerous topics I could explore for the book. Anything with this number of contributions promises to be a great source for anyone looking at social media and for a wide range of opinions. This is crowdsourcing at its best!
    Thanks for putting this together.


  8. Count me in! Just submitted my info and theme! 🙂

  9. Mike Sansone says:

    Nutty. Both of ya. All of us.

  10. Mike Sansone says:

    And I LOVE IT (and youze all)

  11. Drew & Gavin, thank you for the opportunity. Number 3 is going to be big!

  12. Drew and Gavin,

    Thanks for putting this opportunity out there. This is going to be a fantastic project to work on and a great addition to the series.


  13. Thanks everyone — you were all amazing! 306 authors in 14 hours. That’s incredible.

    For Age of Conversation I — it took us 7 days to get 103 authors. Boy, are we growing up!


  14. Drew,

    thanks for coordinating this project! I signed up about 3 hours after your posting, am ready to write the piece around my theme. Is there a confirmation or further instructions in the works? I want to make sure I have enough time and space to meet the project needs. I look forward to participating and hope I don’t sound impatient – I’m just excited 🙂



  15. Anything with this number of contributions promises to be a great source for anyone looking at social media and for a wide range of opinions.

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