Sunday, April 27, 2008


Have you ever thought about having a dialogue with a famous author? Your book club discusses so many novels, but what if you could actually see the author, and hear his explanations, and interact with him in real time? Now you have the chance. Bestselling author and bookclub regular Robert Alexander launched an online book club Monday, March 31. He will continue his webcasts (see dates below). To experience, simply visit

The Robert Alexander Bookclub offers readers an opportunity to watch the author read passages and ask questions online. Featured in the live webcast will be Alexander's new book, The Romanov Bride with an opportunity to also ask questions about the author's previous novels, The Kitchen Boy and Rasputin's Daughter.

As the reign of Nicholas and Alexandra comes to an end and the Russian Revolution begins in 1917 The Romanov Bride (Viking; On-sale: April 21, 2008; ISBN: 0-670-01881-9; Price: $24.95; 320 pages) follows the lives of two revolutionary souls, that of the Grand Duchess Elisavyeta (or Ella), sister of the Tsarista Alexksandra, and that of Pavel, a simple village man in search of a better life.

To join Alexander's book club visit, and click on the "join the live book event" button. Guests can view Alexander's webcast live from his home office in Minneapolis as he discusses his novels, the fall of the Romanovs, and the Russian Revolution. At the end, email your questions and Alexander will discuss the answers live in the webcast.

The webcast's television-like picture is clear, the sound excellent, yet there is no crew, no expensive equipment, and no elaborate sets. Thanks to modern technology, Mr. Alexander's show has excellent production values, and will be webcast around the world.

Alexander, who recently appeared on ABC's Good Morning America has been traveling to Russia for 32 years and is a specialist in Russian history and culture. He is a favorite among bookclubs, and has spoken to hundreds of groups.

To view the webcast, guests should have high speed internet connections and windows media player. Each show will be delivered at 300-500 kbps bit rate (high video and audio quality). For more information please call or email Johanna Ramos-Boyer at or 703-646-5137, or Ann Day at or 212-366.2078

Thursday, May 8 at 1pm EST
Friday, May 9 at 6pm EST
Saturday, May 10 at 1pm EST
Sunday, May 11 at 1pm EST
Thursday, May 8 at 1:00pm EST
Friday, May 9 at 6:00pm EST
Saturday, May 10 at 1:00pm EST
Sunday, May 11 at 1:00pm EST

Wednesday, May 14 at 1:00pm and 8:00pm EST
Thursday, May 15 at 1:00pm EST
Friday, May 16 at 1:00pm EST
Saturday, May 17 at 1:00pm EST
Sunday, May 18 at 1:00pm and 8:00pm EST

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