Photo: Kami Garcia, and a good book.
Dear Blog Readers:
Below is an email sent to me from Kami Garcia, author of the Dangerous Creatures series. Rather than using her publisher's marketing budget to, well, market her book, she has nicely asked for that money to be used to buy books for schools and libraries in need. (This is an unbelievably nice thing to do, considering the book market today.) Unfortunately, I don't Tweet, and I don't have a Twitter account, so I'm hoping my readers will take part in this worthy campaign, in place of my un-technologically advanced self. Please and thanks!
[Now that I went to the website, I see that this is something I can do because it's not a Twitter page. Or is it? This sort of proves my point about my tech savvy, but whatever. I'll post a book-selfie--but you should also do the same!]
Here's her email to me:
Reminder: The #booksarentdangerous campaign kicks off today at 9 AM PST / 12 EST.
Short explanation: Dangerous Deception comes out in a week, and instead of a traditional campaign, we got our publisher (LBBYR) to donate our marketing budget to buying books for underfunded schools and libraries.
You are all invited to join in the fun & help get books onto the hands of needy kids!
Attached is the campaign graphic, in case you wanted to share it anywhere, and/or point people to booksarentdangerous.com whic
h is where we will be posting campaign details as well as resources for book donations in the days to come. (Feel free to share yours as well!)
But also hopefully this: donate a book and encourage your readers to put up a pic and do the same!
Remember to use the hashtag #BooksArentDangerous. It can be any book that you loved, that mattered to you, or that you recommend.
LBBYR will take each picture as your pledge to donate a book to an underfunded school or library and will match these donations throughout the next two weeks.
Let's get some books into the hands of kids in our local school libraries! Pass it on!
Again, questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
And this concludes our spam. Love to all!
XOXO Kami & Margie