A California school teacher librarian alerted me to a post on kid's author Kate Messner's Live Journal. Messner is building a list of authors who offer 20 minutes of their time using free Internet-based phone/video service SKYPE to chat with book clubs. At this time, there are about 40 authors on her list. What an easy way for authors to reach out to book clubs!
By the way, after looking over the list, I started clicking on each of the authors' weblinks. What a wild variety of ways authors are making their books accessible -- video clips, podcasts, reviews, games, book club questions, and much more.