"A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking.” – Jerry Seinfeld
Red Room has launched the world’s only bookstore built by authors for authors! When you buy books from us, we double the author’s income—whether they’re famous like Margaret Atwood or James Patterson or a first-time author building a career—and connect you directly with him or her. The author gets an extra 15% of the sale price right away and you get a personalized thank-you note. To get the ball rolling, please buy just one book from the Authors Bookstore today. You can start shopping on Red Room's Books page, which displays editors' picks and the newest books authors have added to Red Room.
Now that you’ve bought a book, please blog about your favorite book for sale in Red Room’s Authors Bookstore. (Yes, you’re welcome to recommend one of your own books.) Please tag your post favorite Red Room book blog. (Also, please post your recommendation on your blog, not in the comments below.)
A few bloggers will win copies of current New York Times Best Sellers by Red Room authors:
- The Daily Show's Jon Stewart's wildly popular Earth (The Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race was just released in paperback. "With their trademark wit, irreverence, and intelligence, Stewart and his team will posthumously answer all of life's most hard-hitting questions, completely unburdened by objectivity, journalistic integrity, or even accuracy."
- Susan Orlean's Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend has been called "sweeping, powerfully moving story of Rin Tin Tin’s journey from orphaned puppy to movie star and international icon."
- James Patterson returns (with co-author Richard DiLallo) with The Christmas Wedding. With deeply affecting characters and the emotional twists of a James Patterson thriller, The Christmas Wedding is a fresh look at family and the magic of the season.
So post a blog entry today! For help on how to blog, please see the directions here. We'll choose one of these blog posts to be featured on Red Room's homepage next week. Post your entry by Friday at 10:30 a.m. PDT (GMT-08:00) for consideration, and be sure to tag it with the keyword term favorite Red Room book blog in the Blog Keyword Tags field so we can find it. (Please don't forget the exact tag. For more information about tags, click here.)
And don't forget to read the entries from last week's civil disobedience creative challenge. From memories of the civil rights era to a video poem supporting Occupy Wall Street, Red Roomers blogged about peaceful disruption of "business as usual."
Thanks for blogging!
–Huntington W. Sharp, Senior Editor, Red Room