|Amazon's Askville.com Hosts Virtual Town Square With Bestselling Authors to Discuss Love and Relationships|
Amazon and Askville Users Will Be Able to Ask Questions and Get Answers From a Panel of Bestselling Authors Who Are Experts in Love and Relationships
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 4, 2008--Askville.com, an Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) company, today announced it will be hosting a Virtual Town Square panel where users can ask questions and get answers from a group of distinguished authors who have written bestselling books on love and relationships. Askville.com users can submit any question about relationships to the panel of authors until midnight, February 9, and also vote on their favorite questions submitted by the community. The panel of authors will submit answers to select questions with each of their answers revealed on February 14, Valentine's Day.
The panel of authors include: John Gray, PhD, author of Why Mars & Venus Collide: Improving Relationships by Understanding How Men & Women Cope Differently with Stress; Harville Hendrix, PhD, author of Getting the Love You Want, 20th Anniversary Edition: A Guide for Couples; Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, author of Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs; Dr. Gary Chapman, author of The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate; and Monica Mendez Leahy, author of 1001 Questions to Ask Before You Get Married.
"Getting advice on love and relationships from a distinguished panel of experts is a great way of using Askville to help get answers to difficult questions," said Joseph Park, Director of Askville.com. "The Virtual Town Square on Askville will also allow our community to come together and share their experiences on love and relationships while getting qualified answers from our expert panel."
"Sometimes it's hard to ask your friends for advice on relationships," said Park. "We believe Askville.com is a great resource for people to ask tough, personal questions and get practical and useful advice from either our expert panel of authors or from our community. It's a rare opportunity to get great advice from such a distinguished group of bestselling authors all at once."
Askville.com is now available to any Amazon customer around the world who has made a purchase at an Amazon site. Users who are not Amazon customers, but who have a cell phone, may also gain access to Askville.com by authenticating themselves via mobile phone in most countries.
Askville.com is a community driven, knowledge-based marketplace where online users can ask and answer questions, share their knowledge, and meet others with similar interests. Askville.com launched in December 2006 and is currently in beta-testing. Askville is an Amazon.com company.
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