In case you haven’t heard, Read Tuesday will be a big day for selling and gifting books, like Black Friday, except for books. You can learn more about Read Tuesday (but note that the name has changed) through the link below:
Anyone who wishes to participate in the Read Tuesday event, or to help promote it, in a positive way is welcome to use the image above or the images below. 🙂
Melissa Stevens, www.theillustratedauthor.net, artist and cover designer, created these images and has granted us permission to use them in support of Read Tuesday.
You’re welcome to show your support, for example, by adding one of the images below to the sidebar of your blog. You might include a caption like, “It’s going to be HUGE,” or something else you might prefer to help promote the event. Feel free to include a link to the website, www.ReadTuesday.com. It has a picture, but won’t be quite ready for a day or two. We’re working on it.
If you post or write anything about the coming Read Tuesday event, you’re welcome to use one of these images with it. There is an opportunity here for you to promote your own books while simultaneously helping to create buzz for the Read Tuesday event.
The more we use the Read Tuesday images, the more this will help to visually brand the event. If we have any consistency with a phrase like, “It’s going to be HUGE,” it will help to brand that, too.
In coming posts, I will share some suggestions about different ways that authors can participate in the event, ideas for how to help create buzz for Read Tuesday, and other ideas (maybe a couple of big ones—I’ll need your help to pull them off). When the forms become live (for the various catalogs), I will announce this, too.
I also added a Read Tuesday page to my blog here. As you can see, it’s not quite ready yet, either. I’ll post links for Read Tuesday social media pages once they’re ready.
If you check out the Read Tuesday website, www.ReadTuesday.com, please feel free to share comments or suggestions about color, structure, style, theme, etc. (Of course, the text hasn’t yet been adjusted from the default text.)
I included “gold” (yellow) confetti stars on the sides, but I can change that to color stars (and you might find color there when you visit…). Feel free to express your opinions.
You can use the images on some websites by right-clicking the image and copying the link to the image location. If you need the jpeg (including the confetti), please let me know—I can send it by request.
If you make any posts related to Read Tuesday, I encourage you to let me know. We might be able to help spread the word about your post.
I’m looking forward to Read Tuesday. I hope you are, too. 🙂
Very nice! I’m going to do some updating tomorrow to put the images and the links in my sidebar.
I’ll make a note to check it out. 🙂
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Authors everywhere are gearing up for this event. It’s going to be HUGE!
Readers and gift-givers, too. 🙂 Thank you for helping to spread the word.
Chris, I just contacted Smashwords to see if there’s any way they could have something in place by December 10 with their retailers. Barnes & Noble and iTunes have been good outlets for me via the Smashwords system.
That’s a great idea. I’ve been thinking about the prospects for getting interest from Kindle, Smashwords, etc. On the one hand, there isn’t much time for a big business to announce it, while on the other hand, we’d like to build up more buzz and greater participation to help get their support. We’ll just do our best and see what we can get.
Thank you for helping to get support for Read Tuesday. 🙂
It would help if you and other authors contact Smashwords as well.
Oh, yes. 🙂 I will be contacting Smashwords, KDP, etc. We’ll try to get booksellers to help, and we’ll also seek media coverage and try to publish articles about Read Tuesday. I’ll create some posts to encourage others to help with this, too.
Thank you for getting this ball rolling quickly. I’m trying to swiftly get the websites to show the potential of this big event so that if the Big Boys check them out, there is something for them to see. 🙂