I keep getting emails from people asking "why is my favorite author NOT on that list so far, and why haven't you invited them?"
To answer: We invite ONE AUTHOR EVERY YEAR: the Master of Ceremonies. Everyone else emails me personally about it. If you would like your favorite author to attend, they MUST EMAIL ME about it. And here is the reason: Invitations give the idea that the person invited doesn't have to pay to attend. EVERYONE has to pay to attend AAD (even myself.) So, if a person contacts us about AAD, they know already they wont be getting a free registration for the event if they attend. They will know that all rules also apply to them.
Hope this clears things up a bit, and thanks for all the emails and questions.