Books are a huge part of my life. I think you knew that already because I own Author Options, I blog at SeeLorcaWrite.com, I’m a hybrid author, and because…well…I started a website called ReadioactiveBooks.com. My family used to laugh, then it quickly morphed into eye-rolling, and now we’re pushing the boundaries towards open disgust at the sheer number of books that show up at my house, from authors and publishers alike.
To do something besides just the typical book reviews in 2014, I’ve decided to attempt my Book A Day project. Basically, I will post a picture of a book in various places every day this year. (Then there’s the obvious tweeting, Facebooking, sharing, etc.)
But wait, it’s already January 3rd. Aren’t you three books behind? I’m glad you asked that. It was kind of intentional, since I didn’t think too many people were racing over to their computers on the first, desperate to see if I had any books handy. (And the second always sucks because you have to go back to work that day). Here are the first three books of the 2014 Book A Day Project:
So how do you get in on this?
Send me a book. Please limit it to either your own book or a book that you thoroughly enjoyed and want me to share. If you want your book back, please be sure to include a return postage mailer. Send the books to me at P O Box 429, Choccolocco, AL 36254. That’s it. That’s all you have to do.
Four authors I know have gotten together for a fun little romp between the sheets…or in the driveway…or in the tool shed…whatever, and are releasing a holiday ebook to ignite a roaring fire in all of us! Check out The Naughty List on Amazon from authors Abbie St. Clair, Ariana Gael, Gemma Dufranse, and debut author McCrary Golden!
In the last blog post, we promised you something big was coming. Before we can go into the big new thing, here’s an update on the current thing. You know, swapping book reviews.
We’ve had a great response and an exciting level of interest in authors who are willing to swap book reviews with other authors. Several authors have already received their review copies of some of the titles on our site, and we’ve already reviewed a fun title for one of them.
But here’s the big announcement:
Readioactive Books is launching a whole new book discovery project in which we get your books “out there,” literally! Authors who are interested in participating need only sign up for information via this site or our Facebook page at this time. In this project, we will send copies of your printed book to our affiliates all across the country, branded with Readioactive Books logo and QR code. Once the affiliates receive your books, they will leave them in prominent places for others to find. When readers discover your book, they will be rewarded for Tweeting a picture of themselves with your Readioactive branded title! After reading, they’ll also be rewarded for reviewing the title, and encouraged to sign the book with their Twitter handle and leave it for the next reader to find.
Don’t worry, ebook-only authors, we haven’t forgotten you either. We’ll create a laminate book-like object with the coupon code for your book and send that out there, too.
It’s that simple, and that fun!
For more information, sign up using the form below, and get reader to put your book out there!
Readioactive Books officially launched not quite three days ago, and the response has already been tremendous. One of the hardest things about being an author–and that’s not discriminating against traditionally published, indie published, or self-published–is reaching an audience of readers with your work, and book fans have spent the last three days sharing the love for Readioactive. Thank you!
Now, here’s what we can do for you. The concept at Readioactive is to swap reviews. You have a book, I have a book, he has a book…let’s share our thoughts out there about the books! While we do have options for authors who don’t have the time to review others’ works, the purpose is the connectivity that comes from sharing a good book.
By the way, we love book reviewers and book bloggers! You don’t have to be an author to be a part of the community, and we even have special incentives for fans who review books from Readioactive but don’t have a title of their own to swap. Let us promote you and what you do for books!
However you choose to be a part of the Readioactive Books space, we appreciate you!