21 October 2011 ~ 13 Comments

(closed) Get your book reviewed by me THIS weekend – Guaranteed – Here’s how…

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We have a winner. Congrats to Mike Watson. A review for his book will be made this weekend! Thanks for your contribution to Reading Is Fundamental and for playing along, you were a great sport!

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Have you ever wanted to jump to the front of my review line? Want a guarantee that I WILL read your book on Saturday AND post a review? I can do that for you.

Here’s how…

I read a lot. This year, not as much as in previous years as life has kind of gotten in the way, but I am, as I have in the past, participating in the Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-A-Thon! What this means is that I will be reading as much as humanly possible from 7am central on Saturday morning until 6:59am central on Sunday morning.

I do this because I think the more people that participate, the more attention literacy gets. I also donate each year to Reading Is Fundamental. I started it off with $100 this year.

So, how do you get your book a guaranteed review*?

It’s easy! You bid for it! But I’m not taking your money. I want you to bid to donate to Reading Is Fundamental.

Yup, that’s right, authors. Leave me a comment with a way to contact you (check the others to make sure you are bidding more than the highest bid out there) and tell me how much you’d donate to RIF to get me to do a review of your book. The winner will be announced at 11:59pm Eastern on Friday, October 21 (or as close to it when I can get to a computer). I’ll ask you to make that donation and send me a copy of your transaction receipt and a copy of your book for my Kindle by noon on Saturday and I will read and review it before the Read-a-thon ends.

*(note, I say review, not ‘good’ review – if the book sucks, I’ll totally say so – I do promise to do an indepth review though!).


I also challenge other book bloggers to do the same that are participating – or even if they aren’t. What a great way to get some donations in for a fabulous organization and give the authors a chance to jump to the top of the line 🙂 If you decide to do this too, let me know and I’ll link to you in this post.

13 Responses to “(closed) Get your book reviewed by me THIS weekend – Guaranteed – Here’s how…”

  1. Robin Reed 21 October 2011 at 7:07 am Permalink

    Hi. Where do I check the other bids?

  2. Candy 21 October 2011 at 7:09 am Permalink

    There aren’t any yet 🙂 Feel free to start it off!

  3. Robin Reed 21 October 2011 at 7:11 am Permalink

    Ok, my book has been in your queue since May. I would really like to kick it to the head of the line. I bid $50.

  4. Mike Watson 21 October 2011 at 1:25 pm Permalink

    If I’m not too late I’d like to bid $60 to RIF to have you review my debut thriller.

  5. xtined 21 October 2011 at 2:07 pm Permalink

    Pathetic, but I’m broke. I’ll lower the bar way below all these generous folks and bid $15.
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  6. Pete Morin 21 October 2011 at 2:26 pm Permalink

    Hi Candy,
    I’ll bid $75, Candy.


    GREAT idea!

  7. Henry Mazel 21 October 2011 at 2:51 pm Permalink

    Candy – great idea. Wish I could contribute more. Budget pinched, but I’ll bid $55. As a former prof., I know reading IS fundamental.

  8. Candy 21 October 2011 at 3:33 pm Permalink

    Current high bidder is Pete Morin with $75.00 – yay!

  9. Candy 21 October 2011 at 5:53 pm Permalink

    Keep ’em coming… the bidding goes on until midnight eastern time (or until I can get to a computer!)

  10. Mike Watson 21 October 2011 at 6:01 pm Permalink

    Candy, I’ll raise my bid to $85.

  11. Candy 21 October 2011 at 6:09 pm Permalink

    Oohh… Mike is back in the lead with $85! This is beyond fun for me 🙂 And for a great organization!

  12. James Edward Fryar 21 October 2011 at 10:12 pm Permalink

    I’ll bid $90 for the opportunity! Thanks!

  13. Mike Watson 21 October 2011 at 10:52 pm Permalink

    It’s for a good cause. Let’s round it off to an even $100.