Your Digital Afterlife is the first book to take on the looming topic of dealing with death and online identity. Evan and John summarize the issues presciently and give practical advice to anyone who is on Facebook, Twitter, or does any form of business online. It's a must-read in the digital era! 

-Jeremy Toeman, CEO and founder, Legacy Locker

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Book featured on NPR’s Fresh Air

January 10th, 2011

Evan Carroll and John Romano appeared on NPR’s Fresh Air on January 10th. In the interview with Dave Davies, the authors covered various topics from the book. You can read the rundown or listen to the segment on NPR’s site.

Book in New York Times Magazine

January 5th, 2011

The New York Times Magazine published an article by Rob Walker, Cyberspace When You’re Dead. It provides a thorough overview of the digital death community and mentions Your Digital Afterlife, authors Evan Carroll and John Romano, and their website, The Digital Beyond.

Book Review: by Thomas Duff

January 2nd, 2011

Thomas Duff has reviewed our book and says Your Digital Afterlife is “a fascinating read.” From his review:

“Especially dramatic is the comparison of communication from people who are serving during a time of war.  Letters from the front-line are saved, re-read, age, and are part of an overall memory.  Now you get emails that only exist in electronic form, and are quickly read, replied to, and saved in a mailbox.  The immediacy and format of the message makes it more transitory, and less likely it will be handed down to future generations.”

Read the full review.

Book now available

November 17th, 2010

Stack of Your Digital Afterlife booksLast week we received our author copies of the book and it looks great.

Today is the official release date for the book! From first inquiry to today, we’ve spent 317 days creating the book. It’s exciting to finally share it with you.

If you pre-ordered, you can expect your copies very soon. If you’re waiting to see it in the stores it will be available in the next few weeks.

Book announcement from Entrustet

October 23rd, 2010

Nathan Lustig at Entrustet has announced the pre-release of our book, Your Digital Afterlife, on the Entrustet blog. The article talks about the changing attitudes that we have toward our digital assets and digital estate planning.

Read the post on the Entruset blog.

John and Evan Interviewed on SXSW “Speakers in the News”

October 1st, 2010

SXSW has posted an interview with Evan and John to their “Speakers in the News” section. They announced that John and Evan will be returning to SXSW in 2011 to host a panel. They also mention our previous sessions from the past two years at SXSW and the upcoming release of our book.

Read the full interview on their site, or see all the other great programming that SXSW has in store for 2011.