Authors and publishers must get online or get disconnected from readers

A Report From Canada says The Internet remains the best tool for authors and publishers who want to get closer to their readers, yet many still aren’t taking advantage of it, say experts scheduled to speak at BookExpo Canada 2006 in Toronto.

“The era of the reclusive author is quickly becoming an anachronism,” Kevin Smokler, author and founder of the Virtual Book Tour, said ahead of the four-day annual trade book conference and fair, which starts June 9.