Author Event Platform



Authors of all types find benefit in increasing value with readers and book-signing attendees by engaging with them.

See how CrowdUltra will enhance any author's pursuits, establishing a social hub for their book and enhancing any occasion surrounding the book.

    




Host Account:
Create a Host Account for yourself. By doing so you can enhance any occasion you are involved in, spread awareness to those following you, and increase engagement. As a Host you can not only enhance any occasion you are hosting but also be linked to other occasions you are involved in that utilize the platform. If you have been hired to speak at an event or invited to be a guest on a podcast, you can encourage them to use CrowdUltra to link your Host account with the occasion. This increases awareness and organizes your social engagement.
Channel:
Create a Channel for your book, book tour, virtual book club, podcast, or anything else you are involved in. This establishes a social hub for the community, increasing connection, engagement, awareness, and event attendance. Add additional Channel information including whatever you would like with endless customizability through our Rich-Text/HTML editor or by embedding webpages for the Channel and ticketing/merchandise. From here, Crowd Members can search for and follow your Channel.
Events:
Create Events for any aspect of the Channel. Events enable organized engagement surrounding the specific occasion, establish an organized location to provide robust information, assist with spreading awareness, and allow the Crowd to stay on top of everything.

Each Event has information including an image, location, date and time, and description. You can enable Event Q&A or Posts. Events can be made private with a defined pin so only a select group can participate. For Events where attendees are mostly minors, this is a great option to ensure their safety.

Each Event can have additional information including whatever you would like with endless customizability through our Rich-Text/HTML editor or by embedding webpages for the Event and ticketing. Event info can also be reposted to the feed as a feed announcement. This provides notice regarding the Event to your Crowd and allows them to also repost the feed announcement increasing the level of visibility.

Hosts can record video to Dropbox, broadcast a livestream on YouTube, or embed recorded video within any Event. This allows Hosts to put on virtual or hybrid events that allow those who cannot physically attend the occasion to be a part of the crowd. Authors can hold virtual book clubs for their book with video chat functionality similar to Zoom. Crowd Members can view the embedded video/livestream from the list of questions or posts as they engage.

Include anyone else involved in the Event. Including them spreads awareness to their followers and enables them to be asked questions or tagged in posts organized within their own dedicated list. If the Guest/Speaker already has a CrowdUltra Host Account linked to the email address entered, they will be invited to accept the Event from their own list of Events. If they do not have an account, they will be sent an email with a link and login pin to engage.

If attendees have yet to join CrowdUltra, they can join to engage in seconds using our Quick Join feature. A Quick Join Link and ID are provided for every Event that can be shared and used to sign up with.
Event Q&A:
Conducting Q&A can provide immense value and increase connection, proven to be one of the best ways to engage with your Crowd.

The standard nature of getting in line or passing around a microphone to ask a question is also less efficient and effective than using CrowdUltra. While email, voicemail lines, and social media platforms like Twitter are also used for Q&A, they are all limited in comparison to CrowdUltra.

Questions are displayed in an ordered list from highest to lowest rank based on Crowd voting to assist in showing the Host or moderator what the Crowd has the most curiosity about, saving time. The need for a moderator may be entirely eliminated by using CrowdUltra as well.

Questions can be allowed to be asked before, during, after, or some combination of the three. Questions can be asked and answered in audio, video, or written format. Hosts may also allow Questions to be asked anonymously. Questions can be asked in general as well as to a specific Host or Guest/Speaker. Questions can also be marked as answered if they were answered verbally during the Event or dismissed to take them off the list and hide them.
Event Posts:
Allow users to easily post, share, and connect surrounding the occasion. Creating an organized environment for your whole Crowd to engage sparks interaction, increasing the effectiveness of social engagement and connection surrounding the Event.

Enable Event Posts before, during, after, or some combination of the three. Each Crowd participant can publish Event Posts free. Hosts can allow the Crowd to post audio, video, images, links, YouTube/Vimeo videos, or written Posts. Posts can be published in anonymous format if allowed by the Host. This augments the experience allowing the Crowd to share their opinion and interesting things, be creative, have fun, as well as inform and help others.

Event Posts are displayed in an ordered list from highest to lowest rank based on Crowd voting. Every Post can be responded to by Hosts and Guests/Speakers. They can respond with audio, video, images, links, YouTube/Vimeo videos, or in written format. Posts can also be highlighted to spotlight to the Crowd as a whole or dismissed and removed from the list.
Event Meet & Greets:
Participate in Meet & Greets with your Crowd.

Allow your Crowd to join an ordered queue or submit their conversation topic for you to pre-screen. Engage with one or more members of your Crowd through audio or video chat.

Once the conversation is over, remove them from the chat and automatically be linked with the next Crowd member in the queue or select the next interesting topic.

The audio or video chat can also be recorded to Dropbox or recorded and livestream broadcast to YouTube.
Additional Features:
We provide many other additional features, including sending emails to all followers and exporting follower information. Hosts can send email announcements to all followers of a specific Channel or Event. Hosts can also export information about their followers including their name and email so they can reach out beyond the platform.
Profile:
Create a profile to showcase who you are with the most customizable profile experience any social platform has ever offered. Profiles can be created with endless possibilities using our Rich-Text/HTML Editor with embeddable integrations or by embedding a webpage. All Crowd Members can view and interact with the profile.
Daily Feed:
The daily feed is designed to enhance engagement by enabling you to communicate in a powerful way and extend awareness. Unlike other social platforms, we give you access to 100% of your following instead of <1-10%, do not advertise on our feed, or have algorithms manipulating viewership and effectiveness.

Ask daily questions to your Crowd in audio, video, or written format. Answer questions from members of your Crowd in audio, video, or written format. Send daily announcements to keep Crowd members in the loop and share content using our Rich-Text/HTML editor with countless embeddable integrations. Your announcements can be reposted by members of your Crowd to everyone following them to extend awareness and organic reach.



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