Friday, February 3, 2012

World Book Night, a Book Give Away...and 139 Pages

Well, I found out yesterday that I was chosen to be a "Book Giver" for World Book Night.  I have to tell you...I am incredible jazzed about the whole thing.  For those of you that are not familiar with it, World Book Night takes place on April 23, 2012 this year (the date was chosen in honor of Shakespeare and Cervantes who both died on April 23 1616...and it was also Shakespeare's birthday!).

World Book Night is "a charity dedicated to the promotion of literacy and the celebration, sharing and enjoyment of reading amongst teenagers and adults. The first World Book Night was held in the UK in 2011. In 2012 World Book Night will be celebrated in the USA as well as the UK and Ireland on April 23 and will see tens of thousands of givers share the joy and love of reading with millions of non or light readers."

For those of you that want to apply to become a Book Giver, there is still time!  Hurry and head over to
World Book Night and register before June 6th, 2012 at midnight (EST)!  You get to select your three preferences from their list of books (they will try to accommodate one of your preferences), and then you wait for the golden ticket email adivising you that you are the Chosen One (or, rather, one of 50,000 Chosen Ones)!

If  the idea of giving away 20 books to non-reading strangers (and I'm sorry but, if you "don't like to read," I am likely to consider you a bit strange...even if I do actually know you) is overwhelming, you can hang out here and see the various ways I devise to distribute the books which I am entrusted.  You can also leave some suggestions in the comments section below!

I can tell you that at least one of the books will be given away on this blog as part of my World Book Night Book Give-Away!  As World Book Night grows closer, I will let you in on the contest details.

As for my book, I am currently 139 pages along, and I am clearer on what still needs to happen before the first draft of this book will be complete.  I am now also certain that there will be at least one (possible two) books to follow this one.

I have also started  my self-education on all things e-book-ish.  I have been reading up on editting, and book cover design, and other things that I find rather overwhelming...then I set it all aside and get back to writing.  Because, without the book completed and revised, there is no point in getting bogged down by the "other stuff."