|Amazon's Askville.com Hosts Virtual Town Square with Bestselling Authors to Discuss Diet and Nutrition|
Amazon and Askville Users Will Be Able to Ask Questions and Get Answers from a Panel of Bestselling Authors Who Are Experts in Dieting and Nutrition
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 10, 2008--As part of National Nutrition Month, Askville.com, an Amazon.com (Nasdaq:AMZN) website, 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 dieting and nutrition. Askville.com users can submit any question about dieting and nutrition to the panel of authors until midnight, March 23, 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 March 31.
The panel of authors includes Matt Goulding, food and nutrition editor of Men's Health magazine and co-author of Eat This Not That: Thousands of Simple Food Swaps That Can Save You 10, 20, 30 Pounds-or More!; Jim Karas, author of The Cardio-Free Diet; T. Colin Campbell, PhD, author of The China Study: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss and Long-Term Health; and Kim Barnouin and Rory Freedman, authors of Skinny Bitch.
"Getting advice on diet and nutrition 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 diet and nutrition while getting qualified answers from our expert panel."
"Nutrition and healthy eating is such an important part of everyone's lives," 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. We are excited to assemble such a distinguished group of experts who can give Amazon and Askville users great advice on how to live and eat healthier each and every day."
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 may 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 website. Amazon operates the website www.askville.com.
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