This summer, if you’re looking for books to read, I have a whole lot of fun planned, and I hope you’ll join me. I’ve partnered with AllRomanceEbooks.com to do a Sizzling Summer Book Club of great romance reads, and I’m so excited I can barely sit still. In Yiddish, they call that “shpilkis.” Everyone wants a great summer read, and romance is perfect for summer reading – so why not a whole season of good books, right? Right.
Here’s how the Summer Book Club will work: I’ll announce the selection, and folks will have plenty of time to buy and read it. Then I’ll be hosting a live chat on the site open to anyone – but I’ll be rotating the time of the chat session so that readers all over the world have a chance to participate. This will be extra fun when it’s 3am and I’m wired on caffeine. I’ll be selecting one book every 2 weeks, and scheduling the chat sessions at various times throughout the summer.
Here’s the spiffy part: AllRomanceEbooks is offering a 50% rebate on every book I select, so if you purchase it digitally through ARe, you get 50% as a rebate in eBook Bucks. And of course you can purchase paper copies if you like – I’ll provide links for that, too. This is a great opportunity for anyone who has wanted to try reading a digital book, and one thing I really like about ARe is that they respond to customer inquiries pretty quickly through their customer service department (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you run into trouble. Note: the offer runs from 1 June to 27 June, but if you purchased already, email AllRomance and let them know – they’re very cool people!
I’m still looking for ideas for July, so please, suggest a book you’re looking forward to reading that comes out this summer, as I want to make sure there’s something from as many subgenres as possible. I’ll be announcing the other books one by one. If you don’t want to leave a comment, feel free to email me at sarahATsmartbitchestrashybooksDOTcom with “Summer Book Idea” in the subject line. And if you have a suggestion for a time that works for you in your part of the world, let me hear it. I’m ready and making coffee this summer to talk with romance readers around the world (can you tell I’m really excited about that part, too?).
Please note: I can’t use books that are subject to the agency model, which sucks, because ARe can’t do a rebate on those books, as neither they nor I can discount a book once the publisher has set the price. I suppose I could ask and then there’d be a subcommittee of a committee with a task force to examine the issue, and really, that’s just mean. Task forces are the devil.
There will, however, be prizes, guest appearances, and paper ARC copies of some of the upcoming books for the having, too, so stay tuned for that.
Shall we move on to the first book for the Summer Book Club? Yes, we shall!
The first book will be Tessa Dare’s One Dance with a Duke coming out today (woo!). I’ve already read it, so I won’t go into detail, but I thought there was a lot to enjoy about the heroine, particularly, and the setup of the series, and I hope you’ll read it and join in when I schedule the first Summer Book Club chat.
And how cool is the logo they made? I wish my hair would do that tousled thing. For more than five minutes anyway.
But wait, there’s more! ARe is also hosting a giveaway of their own: spread the word about the book club on your site, and you’re entered to win an
iPod Touch (MY BAD- total typo).
Give our Bookclub a boost by proudly displaying one of our Bookclub banners with a link back to the full page URL http://allromanceebooks.com/bookclub.html or just the tiny URL http://tinyurl.com/278pz22 Then .email us at email@example.com. One lucky poster will win an iPod Touch and a $100.00 All Romance/OmniLit Gift Certificate. Post as many links as you want.
**Contest Fine Print See submission instructions above under the “Boost the Bookclub” heading. Those instructions must be followed. This contest will run from June 1, 2010 – September 5, 2010. You must be 18 years of age to enter. Employees of All Romance eBooks, LLC are not eligible to enter. NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY. You may enter once for each link posted. Duplicate entries for a single post will result in disqualification. The winner will be chosen at random on September 7th and notified via email. The prize, an iPod Touch and a $100.00 gift certificate from AllRomance.com/OmniLit.com is valued at $300.00. It is being furnished by All Romance eBooks, LLC, DBA All Romance and OmniLit. 334 East Lake Road, Ste 286, Palm Harbor, Florida 34685-2427.
Got all that? You can buy the book, read it, and put a note on your calendar for the third week of June to discuss the book -and watch for more book club selections coming all summer long. Please note: I don’t actually encourage literal sizzling in the sun. I’m a big proponent of sunscreen. Slather on!
I’m so giddy about this and I hope you’ll join me to celebrate great romance, discuss the summer book club books, and enjoy some fine reads. Big mad proppy thanks to AllRomanceeBooks for the discount and the prize (and the total complete hair envy I’m now suffering).