Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Rock the Drop 2013

It's that time again! Rock the Drop 2013 will happen tomorrow 4/18/2013. I participated last year with some books from the lovely folks at Haper Collins and it was a blast. This year I'll be dropping the following around Philadelphia for some lucky teens to find:

Level 2, by Lenore Appelhans

What Happens Next, by Colleen Clayton

A Beautiful Dark, by Jocelyn Davies

Dark Eden, by Patrick Carman

Justin Bieber: Just Getting Started

Most of these books are new but are duplicates of books I received from the publisher, so thank you to Harper, Simon & Schuster, and Little Brown!! If you want to join in the fun, see the details below courtesy of Figment.

Here’s how Rock the Drop works:

1. Print out the official bookplate (click here for a full-size version) and put it inside a book you want to share. Used books are totally okay! You can also share the bookplate on your blog, Tumblr, and Facebook.

2. Plan a super sneaky or sentimental place to hide your book. Under the tree in your favorite park? On the subway? In the cafeteria? Whichever place you choose is perfect.

3. On Thursday, April 18, drop your book and then tweet a picture or the name of the location with the hashtag #rockthedrop.

4. Bask in the glow that comes with introducing a complete stranger to his or her new favorite book.

And don’t forget, you can FIND books too! Follow @readergirlz for more info on #rockthedrop.

Rock the Drop celebrates YALSA‘s Support Teen Literature Day. It’s being coordinated by readergirlz, Figment, Soho Teen, I Heart Daily, and 826NYC.

This year, you can also donate books to the awesome 826NYC to help them grow their in-house library and support their youth writing and literacy initiatives! Package up books you love and mail them to:

attn: Joan Kim
c/o: readergirlz Rock the Drop
372 Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215


Colleen said...

Aw, this is amazing and I'm so happy that my book will be participating in your drop! Oh, to be a fly on the wall when Lucky Finder stumbles upon WHAT HAPPENS NEXT...who will it be? A teen who might relate to it? An elderly man who might take a chance and read it? A single-mom looking for a breather? The possibilities are endless!

I love this idea SO MUCH. I've just gathered some books and printed out the bookplates. I'm totally doing this all day tomorrow! :) Colleen

Melanie McCullough said...

OMG! Thanks so much for stopping by Colleen. I absolutely adored What Happens Next and I'm thrilled to drop it today for someone else to discover and love. So glad my post could inspire you to #rockthedrop as well!

Lydia Miller said...

I don't have the time to do this today, but I will without a doubt do this tomorrow! It'll be a little late, but still extremely fun! I wish I had time today to go around and maybe find a new book :(