Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Read-a-Thon News and Prize Donations Needed


First off, I asked future read-a-thon participants to vote on the structure of the upcoming Spring into Horror Read-a-Thon.  What I meant by structure is the presence or absence of mini-challenges throughout the read-a-thon.  I had expressed my desire to make the focus more about the reading this time and it looks like many of you feel the same.  The choice of 'Focus only on the reading and have a participant giveaway at the end with one, or a few, winners?' received 5 votes, while the choice of 'Have several reading sprints/mini-marathons during the week and award prizes for that?' received 3 votes.  The 'Either' choice received 7 votes and the 'Neither' choice received 1 vote.  So, there we have it.  The read-a-thon-ers have spoken! What this all means is that I will have a giveaway at the end of the read-a-thon for all who participated.  This will allow the focus to be on the reading.  There will be at least one place, but I'm hoping for three places which will largely depend on the second part of this post.  Also, there is already one giveaway being hosted during the read-a-thon by the wonderful Erin at Oh, for the Hook of a Book!  And there may be more...hopefully.

I'm looking for prize donations.  This is specifically a call for authors because I know from experience that these kinds of events are a great way to promote an author's books.  If you would like to help me out, please email me at truebookaddict (at) gmail (dot) com.  Also, anyone who would like to host a giveaway, please contact me as well.  Any and all help will be greatly appreciated!

If you haven't signed up yet, you can do that HERE.

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  1. No mini challenges at all? That's too bad :( I enjoyed them a lot the last time, they were lots of fun!
    Anyway, still can't wait for the read-a-thon! I've been keeping myself from reading some of the books on my shelf that I have lined up for the read-a-thon, so I can't wait!!!
    First Dewey's & then this one, it's been so long since I participated in a read-a-thon, so thanks again for hosting!!! :)

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  2. Have you heard about the Sai King's new book JOYLAND?! It was announced the other day (I think). I just heard about it today1!


    YAY read a thon!

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  3. I'm looking forward to next week! Thanks for putting it together, Michelle!

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