BookTour Raises $350,000 From Amazon

BookTour, an online directory of author events, has raised $350,000 in seed capital from Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN), peHUB reports. The company’s chairman, Chris Anderson, is the editor-in-chief of Wired magazine and author of The Long Tail.

BookTour lets authors create pages that update their fans on relevant news and events, and include biographical and other information. Authors can update their profiles whenever they like and users can search the site’s database to find out when their favorite author will be at an event near them, contact authors with questions, or invite them to speak at events.

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