As more bookstores move to hosting online and virtual events in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak, a team at the American Booksellers Association has assessed the various features available through a number of online event services.
Booksellers can now visit the new Online and Virtual Events Tools chart on BookWeb to learn more about services such as Crowdcast, Twitch, Google Meet, IGTV, and many more.
The chart provides a link to each service and looks at its pricing, reach, interactive features, and sales capabilities.
Booksellers who are hosting online and virtual events can find a detailed list of publisher policies regarding story times and related events on the Coronavirus Resources for Booksellers page. In addition, ABA has created a list of Author-Hosted Virtual Events and Downloadable Digital Event Kits that booksellers are invited to take advantage of.