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Club Read: Sign up to sell tickets & earn cash!
|CLUB READ is a book club getaway for customers to be held in Virginia in October organized by SIBA, & NAIBA, BookClubGirl.com, and Reading Group Choices. Tickets are available through the independent bookstore core members of SIBA & NAIBA. Core member stores who register to participate as ticket outlets will receive $100 for each ticket sold. Core member stores must sign up and get their registration code to share with their customers as the code is the only way you can get credit for your ticket sales. The SIBA store that sells the most tickets will be one of two booksellers on-site at CLUB READ.
Club Read Bookseller Commitment Agreement is here: http://www.sibaweb.com/club-read
The title list from Club Read Authors is here.
The official website for Club Read is club-read.com.
We also have a totally FUN widget you can put on your website. And here’s the code if you’d like to add it to your home page.
SIBA & WRITERS FOR THE RED CROSS
Booksellers & writers partner to raise awareness for the Red Cross
If there were one word to describe the Red Cross, it would be “community.” Each year, in communities large and small, victims of some 70,000 disasters turn to neighbors familiar and new—the more than half a million volunteers and 35,000 employees of the Red Cross. Through nearly 700 locally supported chapters, more than 15 million people gain the skills they need to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their homes, communities and world.
Independent bookstores share our commitment to community by bringing readers and writers together every day in hundreds of ways, large and small. And these communities continue to grow and be strengthened through online outreach, social media, partnerships with Google ebooks…and through partnerships with national organizations with a similar mission of community—national organizations like the Red Cross.
Booksellers: With your help, we can make a difference!
http://www.writersfortheredcross.org will go live in mid-February, with active fundraising beginning March 1-31. It is modeled on the highly successful “Do the Write Thing for Nashville” fundraiser, which raised $74K in ten days following last spring’s devastating floods.
This national, online event is intended to raise funds for, as well as awareness about, the Red Cross and its work in communities. Writers for the Red Cross (WRC) will be auctioning off publishing related items and services donated by authors, publicists, agents, and editors. They will also have daily guest posts from authors about “What the Red Cross Means to Me” and a daily countdown of “31 Things You Didn’t Know About the Red Cross.”
How can your store participate?
Stores which have a website affiliate relationship with SIBA will automatically be included. Key titles on writersfortheredcross.org will be linked to SIBA affiliates for purchase, and SIBA will donate any commission earned for those sales back to the Red Cross on behalf of the bookseller.
If you are an IndieBound eCommerce store and don’t have your affiliate option turned on, there is still time to be included. Email firstname.lastname@example.org before February 15.
Writers for the Red Cross will include your store and a link on their bookstore “Appreciation Page.” Throughout the online event, SIBA and WRC will be doing call-outs to this page and urge visitors to explore the independent bookstores featured there.
In addition to a link on the “Appreciation Page,” Your store will be featured prominently as a “featured bookseller” on the home page of the event, along with an image of your choice linked to your store website or email. Your store and image will be featured for at least one day on the site, perhaps longer depending on how many stores choose to participate.
For all participation levels
SIBA and WRC will help get the word out of any event or promotion organized by individual stores in support of the Red Cross. The site will include an online calendar of all bookstore activities supporting the Red Cross (Blood Drives, author events, in-store sales, etc.)—as well as upbeat blog post mentions of bookseller efforts to help the Red Cross.
Ideas for Red Cross initiatives at the individual store level:
- Organize a Blood Drive
- Host an author reading
- Set out a donation jar at the check-out counter for “Writers for the Red Cross.”
- Do a 31-hour in-store or online sale, with a percentage of sales earmarked for the Red Cross. (Red Cross Month is 31 days.)
- Choose a specific book, books, or genre you’d like to promote in March (Red Cross Month), with a percentage of sales earmarked for the Red Cross
Send us news and pictures of your event! We’ll blog about it on our event website. We will also include your event on our on a “Red Cross at the Bookstore” collective calendar.
We will contact participating stores on April 1 with information on how to transfer the funds raised directly to the Red Cross. The Red Cross will also provide documentation of all gifts and donations for tax purposes.
FOR QUESTIONS OR TO PARTICIPATE, CONTACT:
Holly Tucker (email@example.com)
Volunteer, Writers for the Red Cross event coordinator
Amy Kerr (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Director, Major Gifts; American Red Cross