Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Help send the novel Alice Bliss around the world

I now turn over this blog to a kind of unique promotion, from Laura Harrington, author of Alice Bliss. Laura's inviting everyone to be a part of "Where's Alice Bliss?" 

What Is Where’s Alice Bliss?
Where’s Alice Bliss? is a campaign to send copies of the novel Alice Bliss to as many countries and U.S. states as possible. Through bookcrossing.com, copies of Alice Bliss will be registered and tracked as they travel around the world, passing from one reader to the next. Your bookcrossing ID (BCID) allows you to follow your book wherever it goes.  It’s like a passport enabling your book to travel the world without getting lost.  Once your book is registered, you will leave it in a public place with a note inside for someone else to find, read, and pass on, like a modern-day message in a bottle. You will be part of an international movement encouraging readers to read, register, and release books for others to enjoy.

How Do I Join?
If you are a teenage or adult book blogger, you are invited to request a copy of Alice Bliss through lauraharringtonbooks.com. Click on the “Where’s Alice Bliss?” page and fill out the  submission form. The copy you receive will have a bookcrossing book plate on the inside with our “Where’s Alice Bliss?” logo.  Please go to www.bookcrossing.com to register your book and get your book’s unique bookcrossing ID (BCID). Put the BCID in the space provided on the bookmark. This number will allow you to track your book’s journey.

What Do I Do When I Get My Copy?
Upon receiving your copy of Alice Bliss, you should read and review the book before logging on to bookcrossing.com and following the instructions to “release” your book to someone new. Photograph or video your “release” and upload your images to your blog and/ or Tumblr account and send us a link.

We want to send Alice to four continents and all 50 U.S. states

How Can I Follow Alice?
You can find out where Alice is by going to wheresalicebliss.wordpress.com, see pictures and videos of Alice all around the world on wheresalicebliss.tumblr.com, and get Where’s Alice Bliss? updates by following WheresAB on Twitter.

Laura Harrington's debut novel, ALICE BLISS, Pamela Dorman Books, VIking/Penguin, available June 6, 2011: 
"This may be the Our Town of the 21st Century." Anne Roiphe, author of Epilogue, a Memoir
ALICE BLISS is a "People Pick" with 4 out of 4 stars.
ALICE BLISS: "The Best Books of the Summer" Entertainment Weekly.
ALICE BLISS  has been selected for the Barnes&Noble "Discover Great New Writers" program.
Read more at: