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About Meet the Author

Meet the Author works with leading publishing companies, authors and their agents. We offer two types of service:

Premium Service - Meet the Author carries out the filming

Each clip costs £450 plus travelling expenses if filmed outside Greater London. The cost includes production, editing, formatting and web-streaming plus formatted clips for the publisher's own use. The clip will be shown on our expanding distribution platform. If you do not wish us to upload the clip to Myspace and YouTube, the cost is reduced to £400.

The clip may also be used on the publisher's website or for promotional material (email, websites, viral marketing, publicity, sales forces' laptops etc) and the author's use (own website, fanzines, email).

Distribution Only - video material provided by third parties

Meet the Author now accepts video content filmed by the author or their publisher. Self-filmed material, short author interviews or publisher sales conference presentations, for example, may be submitted. Each clip must correspond to one title only. The physical quality of the clip is important to maximise distribution, but the placement of the clip on our site can be assured.

The cost is based on the running time of the clip and is £150 for the first 60 seconds of video material plus £50 for each subsequent 30 seconds or part thereof. The cost includes formatting and web-streaming and the clip will be submitted to our expanding on-line distribution platform. If you do not wish us to upload the clip to Myspace and YouTube, the cost is reduced by £50. All fees are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate.

Just send your video material in AVI or QuickTime format on CD or miniDV tape to:

Video Processing Division
Meet the Author
The Oxford Centre for Innovation
Mill Street, Oxford
Oxfordshire OX2 0JX

Once we have reviewed it, we will contact you to confirm the cost and ask you to accept our Terms and Conditions. You may remit funds directly to our bank:

Account Name: Meet the Author Limited
Account Number: 30043816
Sort Code: 60-19-28

(please add a reference in your payment so that we may identify the funds as yours) We will then load your clip onto our site and submit it to the distribution platform.

Please note that some websites on our distribution platform do not take automatic feeds from us and therefore may take some time to show your clip on their site.

All costs are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate.

If you have any questions, please contact info@meettheauthor.co.uk

Distribution Platform

All video clips are shown on www.meettheauthor.co.uk, and can be downloaded from the site as podcasts.

They are also shown on our expanding distribution platform, which currently includes:

Amazon
is the largest on-line book retailer in the UK. All Meet the Author video clips are accessible from this site.
Bertram Books
is one of the UK's largest book wholesalers. All Meet the Author video clips are accessible from this site.
Blackwell
is the market leader in academic and professional bookselling in the UK. All Meet the Author video clips are accessible from this site.
Blinkx
All Meet the Author video clips are accessible from this site.
Foyles
is perhaps best known for its iconic bookshop in Charing Cross Road. All Meet the Author video clips are accessible from its website.
Gardners Books
is Britain's leading wholesaler. All Meet the Author video clips are available via both their trade website and their white label website solution.
Guardian
selling directly from the bookshop section of The Guardian newspaper's on-line site. All Meet the Author video clips are accessible from this site.
iTunes
The latest 30 Meet the Author video clips are "podcastable" free of charge from iTunes.
Lovereading
You loved your last book...but what are you going to read next? Using unique guidance tools, Lovereading will help you find new books to keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free! All Meet the Author video clips are accessible from this site.
Micro Librarian Systems
supplies library software to over 8,500 schools in the UK. Authors can reach, via their video clip, an audience hungry for more information.
myspace
All Meet the Author video clips are submitted to myspace if requested.
Softlink
works with over 10,000 libraries worldwide and provides web-based library management solutions. All Meet the Author video clips are accessible from their software.
Waterstone's
mission is to develop the best book-buying experience for every customer. All Meet the Author video clips are accessible from this site.
YouTube
All Meet the Author video clips are submitted to YouTube if requested.