I love PPIF Fridays. I love reporting news on Touched By An Alien‘s progress out on it’s four book five reader launch. I love giving tips you can practice to help your favorite author advance their career.
But, I don’t always have a new tip. And I don’t always have news to report. So, I’ve been thinking. How can I expand this idea of paying a read forward?
I’ll contact a women’s center and donate books and time. (check)
I’ll add an author/book to PPIF! (…uh…)
But, I can’t decide what author and it comes down to two amazing reads from two different debut authors.
I can’t pick, so I decided not to. Instead, I’ll send each off with a letter attached and attempt to inspire 5 readers (dare I try 10?) to read, sign and pass the book forward until the final reader sends it back to me and I give it to each author as a thank you gift. Since there’s two, could a challenge to the fifth reader finish line help nudge readers along?
We shall see because that’s what I’m issuing. A challenge. Not to prove which read is better but to prove which readers are. And the prize? Bragging rights and names in lights. (Well, only blog lights but still.)
I have no idea how it will go but I do know how wonderful these books are, and how purely good it feels to send a book off like I did with Gini Koch’s Touched By An Alien.
So, next Friday, race on!
And the following, I may or may not have news to report. What then?
I’m going to start listing my latest favorite read, sharing why I loved it and why you might, too.
That’s it for now. See you next Friday!