Hugh Howey was a particularly fitting author for the milestone event. Howey’s self published short story, Wool, became a series of five best selling novels (recently optioned by Ridley Scott) by riding on the wings of innovative word of mouth online marketing.
Howey added, "As an author who loves to connect with his readers across the globe, my one wish is that I could be everywhere at once. Shindig makes that happen."
“Shindig offers a highly innovative video chat experience,”
Gottlieb is no stranger to new media: he’s been an angel investor and consultant to a number of tech start-ups and has served on the boards of Musicmatch, Napster, and Tune Up Media. He was also the owner of independent music label TVT Records, discoverer of artists Nine Inch Nails, Pitbull, and Lil Jon among others and the producer of the multi-million selling hit album series “Television’
“The reason why I came up with Shindig was because I thought that conventional online video chat was restrictive and uncomfortable,”
In addition to presenting book events, Gottlieb is also preparing to launch Shindig music events and listening parties for bands, Shindig online nightclub parties featuring top D.J.’s, and Shindig subscriber events for magazines. He’s also developing Shindig interactive classroom applications.
“Shindig events deliver a big win for everyone involved,” says Gottlieb. “Participants can meet, mingle, and communicate in a way that was never before possible in a video chat environment, and presenters can connect with their fans, customers, or audiences in an intimate and cost effective way. It’s an exciting new medium for sharing, connecting, and interacting.”
For more information or to arrange a shindig event of your own please visit: www.shindigevents.com. Video highlights of the AJ Jacobs event may be viewed here (http://www.youtube.com/
Susan Blond, Inc.