Published Authors Want to Participate in Read Tuesday

Can you think of ways that published authors might be able to participate in Read Tuesday? We have interest, so suggestions will be much appreciated.


Several published authors have recently contacted me to inquire about how they can participate in and support Read Tuesday—a Black Friday type of event just for book lovers on December 10, 2013.

This is great news. It shows that word is spreading well and that the concept is attracting many new readers and authors.

The problem is that the publishers control the price. So how can published authors participate? Here are a few suggestions:

  • Ask the publisher if they can put the book on a temporary sale. Any edition of the book through any sales channel would work. The sale just needs to include December 10. A small publisher may be more receptive to this.
  • Does the publisher sell books directly from the publisher’s website? If so, the publisher may be willing to discount the book for direct sales, or may be willing to create a discount code.
  • Do you…

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