Ever heard that saying, "rub my back and I'll rub yours?" Well, touching people freaks me out, but I'm all about a quid pro quo. How would you feel about getting some promotion for your books and helping out a great cause at the same time for the cost of a book and shipping?
A couple years ago I asked some author friends to donate a book to my cousin's classroom. She teaches at a school in West Kentucky and works with some great kids, some of which are struggling to graduate. With the books she received, she implemented a program where the students set goals and worked hard to graduate by the end of the school year. For acheiving their goals, they received a signed copy of the books which were donated. She said it was a great success because her kids worked so hard to meet these goals so that they might earn the book they chose.
Once again, I am asking my fellow authors out there to donate a book for a great cause. As an author, I know so often that people ask you for free books. Believe me when I say I understand that this is incredibly annoying considering that writing isn't exactly the most lucrative of careers. To offset the cost of shipping and help encourage you fantastic, talented peeps I know out there to send a book or two, I would like to help you out in return! For every book donation I will:
* Blast a promo of any book of your choosing on my twitter feed for at least five days (I have over 57,000 real followers)
* Add an interview, blog post or promo on my website, and promote this post on all my social media sites
* Feature your book on my Facebook Page
* Review your book on Amazon and Goodreads
I would also greatly recommend if you choose to make a donation, please send any promotional materials such as bookmarks along with your book, because not only do these kids read, but their friends do as well and having your swag handed out for free in a new market is always great exposure!
To participate, please email me at info@TMichelleNelson.com (or go to the contact page on this website) and I will reply with the address to send your donation to as well as send you a promotion pack to fill out so that I can immediately feature your book!
Don't just be giving at Christmas, do something nice now for some kids who really need some encouragement!