As it may help anyone who participates on Read Tuesday, I would like you to think of the Read Tuesday website as our website, rather than my website. So I encourage your suggestions, comments, ideas, concerns, feedback, etc. 🙂
Reminder: The Read Tuesday concept is our effort to provide readers with a Black Friday or Cyber Monday type of sales event specifically for books. You can learn more about it through the link below.
I’ll list some of my thoughts here, and invite you to add yours in the comments section.
- The Read Tuesday banner, once it is ready.
- A description of the Read Tuesday concept.
- A separate list of quotes from authors and readers who are looking forward to the event. If you’d like to contribute, all you need to do is give me your quote, whether you’re speaking as an author or reader, how you’d like your name or nickname to appear, what I should put for your location (or leave blank, if you wish), and if you would like me to include, say, your author website. You can contact me by email from my about me page, or leave a comment (whatever you prefer). I intend to sprinkle some throughout the website, and have one page dedicated to it if there are enough.
- A Like button for Facebook, a Follow button for Twitter, etc. once those pages are setup.
- A page with information for readers and a page with information for prospective authors.
- Contact info.
Can you think of other content? What other kinds of images? Other types of pages?
If you have any requests for the style or structure of the website, those suggestions are encouraged, too.
I could try to make a page of participating authors, with names and maybe photos. But if the list gets really long…
I could also try to make a catalog of participating books (perhaps not to be released until closer to the event date). But again, if it gets very long… If anyone can think of a way to make it very easy to add and update, please turn on the lights. 🙂
Of course, all authors can promote their own books through the Read Tuesday event by mentioning their own books while simultaneously spreading word of the program. Similarly, authors can get together in groups (by subgenre, for example, but not necessarily) and make sub-catalogs, featuring their books that will be in the program. Such smaller catalogs could prove more beneficial than a master catalog.