Read-a-Thon 2011 Chatter Thread
June 1, 2011 at 10:54 am #40325
This is where you can chatter randomly about the Read-a-Thon. This will keep (most of) the extraneous chatter out of the sign up and books-read threads.June 1, 2011 at 1:40 pm #46028
Do you have prizes yet? Also, do you have t-shirts?June 1, 2011 at 3:49 pm #46029
We are currently working on both of those, and promo graphics for blogs and such. Announcements to follow!June 1, 2011 at 3:57 pm #46030
Also, if anyone is a member of more than one of the participating forums and would prefer to sign up over at Holy Worlds, the other two sign-up threads are here:June 7, 2011 at 6:03 pm #46031
All right, pay attention!
We’ve been absolutely showered us with prizes. I’ve lost count of how many books we’ve got coming. Some of them are sets and signed copies. It’s unbelievable!
Anyway. Given the showers of blessing on our efforts, we need to shove this program over the edge and multiply it. Simply put, we need more participants! And there’s only one way we’re going to get more participants… promotion!
We need you! We’ve got to get the word out about this program. So start talking, anywhere and everywhere!
Every little bit counts. Our greatest weapon is social media, so even the smallest status message can help. Post on Facebook, Buzz, Twitter (use #readathon5 as a hashtag), whatever you’ve got. If you have a Facebook page for your business, please consider posting from there, too!
In addition to chattering it up, blog posts would be extremely helpful. Those of you with blogs, please consider posting on our behalf! Below I’ve pasted a sample post with all the pertinent information. Feel free to plagiarize it.
And remember, we have a lovely assortment of graphics, designed for us by the talented Vilisse from Holy Worlds, for your use! If you have a website, please consider posting one of these images in your sidebar. http://incredibooks.com/read-a-thon/promote-the-read-a-thon/
Thanks, everyone! Let’s get the word out!
Here’s a sample post you can feel free to copy if you like:
This summer, grab a book or twenty and sign up for this year’s coolest reading program!
The Read-a-Thon is back for its 5th year, and it’s bigger than ever! Join the unified forces of Incredibooks and Holy Worlds for a race to read the most pages between June 13th and August 13th. There’s a delightful stash of prizes – including books from Donita K. Paul, Bryan Davis, Jill Williamson, Answers in Genesis, and more! Sign up on any of the participating forums before June 30th to win! All ages welcome.
Interested? Please help us spread the word! http://incredibooks.com/read-a-thon/promote-the-read-a-thon/
See you there!June 7, 2011 at 7:03 pm #46032
I have it as a signature and will be posting it on my blog, facebook, etc.June 7, 2011 at 9:05 pm #46033
Thank you, DaughterofLight!June 8, 2011 at 12:32 am #46034
I can do facebook and have a yahoo blog. Working on it now. (also email friends you guys think might be interested).
~TahiriVeilaJune 8, 2011 at 4:29 am #46035
signature on narniafans.com forum
profile picture on livejournal
Facebook note…June 12, 2011 at 11:13 am #46036
The Read-a-Thon begins tomorrow! Is everybody ready?June 12, 2011 at 9:16 pm #46037
I am sooo ready!June 13, 2011 at 4:48 am #46038
Planning on getting up early. Hope I can beat my old page count.June 13, 2011 at 10:54 am #46039
If you’re seeing this after the Read-a-Thon has begun, you have until June 30 to sign up. Come on and join us!
By the way, we have updated the prizes page lately as we’ve started to get some prizes in.June 13, 2011 at 7:53 pm #46040
I have one question.. Do Literature textbooks count? I have a Literature book for school that I need to finish up during the summer. It’s full of either excepts from classics or short stories.June 13, 2011 at 8:54 pm #46041
If you’re actually reading whole pages, count it!
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