Saturday, September 13, 2014
42 WAYS TO CELEBRATE READING
1. Attend a book signing by your favorite author.
2. Dress up as your favorite book character.
3. Attend story time at your local library or bookstore.
4. Read to someone.
5. Organize and plan a neighborhood book exchange.
6. Listen to an audio book.
7. Write 4-page story, print copies and handout at bus stop.
8. Spend the day at your local library.
9. Volunteer to read to people in nursing homes.
10. Take the reading challenge: Read 15 minutes a day for 15 days.
11. Create your own bookmarker.
12. Attend a book discussion.
13.Give books as gifts.
14. Get a library card.
15.Write a letter of appreciation to an author and mail it to them.
16.Start a book club.
17.Organize a book discussion about your favorite book.
18.Family book night.....instead of watching TV or playing games everyone reads a book.
19.Donate books to a school or a summer program.
20.Volunteer to read stories at a summer program.
21.Purchase a book by an author you've never read.
22.Support a book event and tell your friends and family.
23.Plan a books and brunch event.
24.Purchase a book from the dollar store.
25.Share book/reading related items on social media.
26.Leave a review for a book you read.
27.Share a great book you have read with a book lover.
28.Start or finish that manuscript you've been writing.
29.Promote a new author.
30.Invite friends over for a slumber party and have a read-a-thon.
31.Plan a books and breakfast event.
32.Give dictionaries as gifts.
33.Spend the day at a bookstore.
34.Make a video review of a book and post to YouTube.
35.Read a cookbook and make a dish.
36.Start a cookbook club.
37.Attend a book festival.
38.Become friends with the library.
39.Write an alternative ending to your favorite book.
40.Design a book cover.
41.Have a book & pajama drive.
42.Eat cake designed like a book!
Copyright 2014 Rekaya Gibson, Kamel Bey, Curtis Anderson
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Celebrate Reading Book Tour. Kick off at Mermaid Winery July 5th 7-10 pm Norfolk, Virginia #support #comeoutandhaveadrink #Authorsneedlovetoo #stopbyeandsayhello #wouldlovetomeetyou #Makenzi #RekayaGibson #tellafriendtotellafriend #additionaldatesandlocationshavebeenadded #Baltimore July19th
Saturday, May 31, 2014
NEW YORK -- Best-selling author James Patterson accused online retailer Amazon of hurting the publishing industry in a speech Thursday in front of hundreds of independent booksellers.
He made his remarks while accepting an award for championing small bookstores at BookExpo America, the industry's annual convention.
Patterson said he believes "the future of our literature is in danger."
"Amazon wants to control book buying, book selling and even book publishing," Patterson said, adding that the company "sounds like the beginning of a monopoly."
Amazon is in the midst of a battle with Patterson's publisher, Hachette Book Group. In a pricing dispute, the online retailer has deliberately limited the supply of books from Hachette, including titles from Patterson and J.K. Rowling (writing as Robert Galbraith).
Amazon did not comment on Patterson's remarks, but the company has defended its stance, saying it has been unable to reach equitable terms with Hachette.
In his speech, Patterson called out the U.S. government and the news media for failing to acknowledge Amazon's actions, specifically mentioning BEA's media partners, including USA TODAY. However, USA TODAY has written about the controversy in the past week, including an article posted Wednesday.
The author's remarks are similar to a post he wrote on his Facebook page May 13. "Right now, bookstores, libraries, authors and books themselves are caught in the cross fire of an economic war," he wrote. "If this is the new American way, then maybe it has to be changed — by law, if necessary — immediately, if not sooner."
The crowd at the awards luncheon gave Patterson a standing ovation.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
I had a wonderful time today at Finding Your Vision expo, there were many inspiring speakers who placed the word in my heart for me to continue to reach for my goals. I met many wonderful ladies as well who are doing their thing. Thanks for all the support from everyone who purchased my books and stopped over to say hello and connect. ~Makenzi
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Saturday, March 22, 2014
I wanted to share this article because I struggle with my book sells just like other Indie Authors. Below are a few tips that I've used to help increase my book sales numbers ~ Makenzi