Looking to Update the Read Tuesday Catalog (Good time for authors to add their books)

Give the gift of reading this holiday season.

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There has been a recent surge in the interest of Read Tuesday—a Black Friday type of event just for books. We have ads running on multiple sites and several more authors have been independently promoting the event these past few days. (Thank you! Continued participation like this will make the event a huge success.)

Read Tuesday is free for authors to participate in. No fees whatsoever. Not even a subscription. That’s why thousands of books will be on sale as part of the Read Tuesday celebration.

Great discounts and selection for readers, a great end-of-the-year promotion for authors. That’s the other secret ingredient. It’s also a great way to help improve literacy and encourage reading. What more can a book lover want?

Right now, we just have a very preliminary catalog posted on the website. It’s not at all indicative of the magnitude of the event. Only the very first books to sign up are shown there.

Now is the time for authors to start showing their participation by completing a simple form to add their participation to the catalog. Many more authors have pledged support than have added their books.

Why should you complete the catalog request now, when the event isn’t scheduled until December 10? Because we want to get many more readers interested in the event. Readers are checking Read Tuesday out. The more authors and books they see in the catalog, the more they will be impressed.

The preliminary catalog showing now isn’t impressive. Let’s change that. (Once there are enough books, we’ll also separate the catalog onto multiple pages by genre. We’re also working on other options for the layout, formatting, and structure.)

Don’t have time to enroll all of your books today? Enroll one now. It’s easy. Add a book every week. It will only take a minute.

Fill out the author catalog, too. That will be easier than enrolling multiple books, since you only have to do it once.

Don’t know what your price will be yet? Don’t worry about it. The form doesn’t ask you for the price.

So what’s your excuse? You want to participate in Read Tuesday, right? You want the event to be a huge success, right? So complete the forms now (for at least one book) and help make the event a success.

These are Google Docs forms. Simply click on the link, complete the form (a few questions are optional), and press the submit button. It’s that easy.

If you have any trouble with the forms, feel free to just put the info for you or your book in the Contact Us form on the website. That will be better than nothing. 🙂

Link to enroll books in the catalog:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1LlEzgrnBWsU0FMsEezTvlvczexv9o2nRN_93i0pJAh8/viewform

Link to enroll authors in the catalog:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/13nXp9yRxtC-PUrV_D7zMqmlThUJSKGobKcCRNEtnEG8/viewform

Read Tuesday: It’s going to be HUGE!

Give the gift of reading this holiday season.

Follow Read Tuesday at Twitter (@ReadTuesday) and Like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ReadTuesday).

Chris McMullen, coordinator of the Read Tuesday event

15 responses to “Looking to Update the Read Tuesday Catalog (Good time for authors to add their books)

    • I’d like to update the catalog and give it a makeover this weekend, but at the same time I’d really like for the catalog to grow much more before I do this. I’ll let the participation frequency dictate this, but the sooner I can, the better for everybody. 🙂

    • My suggestion would be for everyone to please add at least one book and/or themselves to the catalog very soon, so readers who check out the site now can see how much support there is. I intend to update the catalog periodically, so authors can add their other books later; but if they take a moment to add at least one book now, it may have a big impact on everyone’s success in December. 🙂

      • Thank you. 🙂 Actually, I thought maybe you were asking on behalf of others (and also figured others will read these comments). Really, those sections were there for any who want to use them, but something brief would work just as well. I also had trouble deciding what to put there. 🙂

  1. Reblogged this on chrismcmullen and commented:

    Now is a great time to show your support by adding one book (at least) and yourself to the Read Tuesday catalog. This will help to interest the growing number of visitors in Read Tuesday, and thereby help to make the event a success. It will just take a moment of your time. 🙂

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