As part of the first-annual New York Book Week, Julie Spira, bestselling author of The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online, was selected as the first of ten authors to be featured in the Library’s Meet the Author Series.
Spira talked about why she wrote her book on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 and read excerpts from two chapters. Following her presentation, she answered questions from the audience about the Internet dating industry as well as provided dating advice and tips for singles looking for love online.
“It was an honor to be selected by the New York Public Library at their “Meet the Author Series” during New York Book Week and to engage with the readers,” said Spira.
New York Book Week was created by Book Expo America (BEA) to coincide with the publishing industry’s largest conference in North America.
New York Book Week included public “main stage” author programs at venues such as Times Talks, the 92nd Street Y, and the main branches of the New York Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library, as well as smaller events at other libraries in the NYPL system and chain and independent bookstores throughout New York City and its boroughs.
New York Book Week embraces all literary and book activity, and expands the awareness of authors, books and publishing.
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Julie Spira, a worldwide authority in online dating and a dating advice columnist, has been selected as a featured author in the New York Public Library’s Meet the Author series. Spira will be speaking at the New Amsterdam Branch on May 25, 2010 at 1:00 pm about her online dating book.
Online dating has grown to be the second largest industry on the web. A recent Match.com study showed that one out of every six people meet through online dating sites.
The author will read excerpts from her book, The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online, as well as provide dating advice and online dating tips to help singles become more successful in their quest to find love on the Internet. A book signing will follow.
Spira’s book reached bestseller status on Amazon.com on its launch date. She highlights her 15-year romantic journey of looking for love in cyberspace.
“It’s an honor and privilege to be asked by the New York Public Library to participate in their well-respected series,” says Spira.
Spira, known worldwide as The Cyber-Dating Expert®, is a dating coach and columnist. She helps singles create their irresistible online dating profiles and created her first Internet dating profile in 1994. She is a frequent guest in the media with her online dating advice and has appeared on and quoted in:
- The New York Times
- Los Angeles Times
- FOX News
- E! Entertainment
- Cosmo Radio
- Men’s Health
- ABC News
- CBS News
- Woman’s Day
Julie Spira is a contributor on The Huffington Post. Her dating advice also appears on eHarmony Advice, JDate, Your Tango, and Zoosk. She is the host of “Ask the Cyber-Dating Expert Radio Show.”
Spira was a recent presenter at the 140 Characters Twitter Conference in New York on the first-ever dating panel and appeared on WPIX, where she talked about cyber dating safety tips.
Julie Spira will also appear at Book Expo America on May 26, 2010 in the authors autographing area at 9:30am, table 21, where she will be signing copies of her book.
Praise for “The Perils of Cyber-Dating”
- “It’s Like Sex and the City in a Web 2.0 World” ~ E. Jean Carroll, Elle Magazine
- “Hilariously Funny! Singles of All Ages Need to Read this Book” ~ Joan Rivers
- “The Perils of Cyber-Dating gives hope to singles that they can successfully meet someone online.” ~ Dr. Pat Allen, bestselling author, “Getting to I Do”
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