June 27, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Entertainment News
San Francisco, CA … Alan L. Rubin, M. D. is pleased to announce that 150 authors of Dummies titles will be meeting in San Francisco from November 3 through November 5, 2006. The “unconference” will take place at the San Francisco Hilton Hotel on O’Farrell Street and will include For Dummies authors from across the nation. Literary agents and representatives from Wiley Publishing, the publisher of the For Dummies books, will also be in attendance. Several sessions will be open to the public.

The conference, or “unconference” as it is being billed by its organizers, represents the first time that authors of For Dummies books have joined together in an organized event. The popular book series includes books on such diverse areas as basic computing; advanced computing and the Internet; sports and leisure; travel; health, mind and spirit; making and managing money; and the home. The public will be invited to book signings at local bookstores, where groups of authors will be available to sign their books, and to “Ask the Expert” sessions at the hotel, where the public can get help with issues that the authors have written about.

According to Dr. Rubin, organizer of the event, “There are nearly two thousand For Dummies titles available to the public written by thousands of authors. It seemed only logical that an event of this sort would be beneficial not only for the authors but for the general public as well.”

“We are limiting the event to 150 authors,” Dr. Rubin continued. “When I sent out the initial information to the authors the response was overwhelming. We currently have authors representing everything from acne and computer viruses to poker, gambling and money management!”

Founded in 1806, Wiley Publishing is a long established leading publisher of scientific and technical information. They acquired the For Dummies series in 2001. Since the original For Dummies book in 1991, the line has seen dramatic expansion and currently has more than 125 million books in print. For Dummies books make difficult material interesting and easy by adding a strong dose of personality and a dash of comic relief. For Dummies books are now translated into 39 languages and are distributed in more than 40 countries.

For more information about this event, visit www.dummiesauthors.com or contact Alan L. Rubin, M. D. at FDAU@drrubin.com or call 415-577-5667.