Well hello there guys and dolls, readers and cheerleaders, and LOVELIES! You all made it very clear in the reader poll after the October 2013 readathon that prizes are not your #1 priority. However, we do think they’re hella fun, so it’s that time of year when we ask for PRIZE DONATIONS!
Why do we ask for donations?
We expect close to 500 participants, we try to give away prizes every hour, AND we want to make sure that there are more prizes than we need so that no one has to settle for something they don’t really want.
What should I donate?
You can donate whatever is within your means! Here are some ideas:
- a gently-used book or bundle (say, a pack of 3 or 5 YA or mysteries or sci-fi or fantasy or whatever)
- some ARCs you’re finished with
- an individual book
- a gift card
- something you hand-make
- a puppy! (maybe not)
Honoring international participants!
For additional ease, and to honor our bevy of international participants, this time around we want to put special emphasis on donations via BookDepository.com. For example, you might offer a book of the winner’s choice for $15 or less. This is a really easy option since you simply have the prize shipped to the winner via your BookDepository purchase! It’s low-stress and less work for you!
You’re my angel!
If you can’t donate a prize, please consider being an angel — a US resident who will have a prize shipped to them and then ship the prize to the international winner. This can cost between $10 and $30. We typically have 20 international winners and four angels. Womp womp.
For the previous two readathons, Andi has given over $100 per event to make sure prizes get to their international homes. She would love to spread this around a bit more with your kind help.
The last step!
All you need to do is fill out this form. I don’t know if we’ll have time to email to confirm your donation, but please know that if you fill out this form, your prize will be included!