Friday, November 28, 2014 is Black Friday. It’s a great time to score deals on televisions and many other items.
But after a long day of shopping, you might not have everything crossed off of your holiday gift list.
Or you might avoid the long lines and traffic on Black Friday.
Black Friday may not be the optimal time to shop for books.
So a new shopping day was born just for book lovers.
It’s called Read Tuesday. In 2014, Read Tuesday falls on Tuesday, December 9, 2014.
Read Tuesday is a great opportunity for book lovers to stock up on great deals.
It’s a chance for gift-givers to give the gift of reading.
Read Tuesday also serves a more important purpose—to spread the joy of reading and the goal of improving literacy.
For authors and publishers, Read Tuesday helps with a fourth-quarter promotion geared specifically to books.
Authors participate for FREE. (Yes, you can still sign up, but hurry.)
Readers browse for great deals at the Read Tuesday website (the catalog will be posted in early December), then visit major retailers like Amazon or Smashwords to make their purchases.
Read Tuesday doesn’t sell the books or take any commissions. There are no affiliate links. Read Tuesday isn’t a company searching for a profit. Read Tuesday is an idea, an event—to help authors give the gift of reading this holiday season.
Read Tuesday is a Black Friday type of event just for book lovers. In 2014, it will be held on Tuesday, December 9, 2014.
It’s a great deal for readers and gift-givers.
It’s not just about great deals on books. It’s also about promoting literacy and the spirit of reading.
Meet some of the participating authors here: https://readtuesday.com/meet-the-authors.
It’s FREE promotion for authors. We’re promoting the event. You just need to sign up. (Use the forms above.)
- Readers can learn more here: https://readtuesday.com/readers.
- Authors can learn more here: https://readtuesday.com/authors. See below to sign up (it’s free).
- Gift-givers can learn how to gift e-books here: https://readtuesday.com/2014/11/19/gifting-e-books-for-the-holidays. There will also be print books participating in Read Tuesday, as well as Amazon’s MatchBook (which lets you gift a print book and keep a copy on your Kindle for free).
HELP SPREAD THE WORD
Please support the Read Tuesday Thunderclap. This will help spread awareness on the morning of Read Tuesday (December 9, 2014).
It’s easy to help:
- Visit http://thndr.it/1CkO2Bg.
- Click Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr and sign in.
- Customize the message. (Optional.)
- Agree to the terms. All that will happen is that the Thunderclap post about Read Tuesday will go out the morning of December 9.
- (The warning message simply means that Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr need your permission to post the Thunderclap message on December 9. This is the only post that Thunderclap will make.)
SIGN UP (for AUTHORS)
Authors can participate in Read Tuesday for FREE:
- Create a Kindle promotional price that includes Tuesday, December 9. Submit a Kindle promotion here.
- Create a Smashwords discount code. Submit a Smashwords discount code.
- Create a CreateSpace discount code. Submit a CreateSpace discount code.
- Create a MatchBook offer with a free Kindle price. Submit your free MatchBook offer here.
- Create a free print book giveaway. Submit a free print book giveaway here.
- After completing one of the forms above, you’re eligible to become part of the Meet-the-Authors page: Sign up for the Meet the Author Page.
- More opportunities to participate are coming. Check back soon.
Submission is easy and should go smoothly—you just fill out a Google Docs form. However, if you encounter any issues, have questions, receive an error message, or see a symptom that might suggest that your information didn’t save, please use the Contact Us form on the Read Tuesday website.
READ TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2014
Give the gift of reading this holiday season.
Chris McMullen, founder of Read Tuesday
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