Ho-hum, you say? Everybody and her best friend has already read The Amazing Adventures of Cavalier & Clay and The Yiddish Policeman's Union? Yes. Yes, they have. He is wildly popular and with good reason *cough* Pulitizer Prize *cough*. But not everybody has read Telegraph Avenue, his not-yet-published novel slated for a September 2012 release, eh? If you participate in this readalong, you will receive an advance readers copy and thus will be the envy of all of your friends, neighbors, and coworkers. If you're very fortunate, it might even create a lifetime nemesis or two, so be forewarned.
This is a readalong made possible through the generosity of the publisher, open to a limited number of bona fide book bloggers. Harper Collins, bless 'em, has signed on to help me facilitate this project and will be providing me with a certain number of advance reading copies for the participants. The official signup will be at the first week of June, the books will get sent out during that month, and the actual readalong will take place for the duration of July.
There are a few requirements for participation:
1) You must be a bonafide book blogger with a minimum of either 100 followers or a one-year track record for blogging.
2) You must be willing to link exclusively to IndieBound OR your own local independent bookstore (i.e. no Barnes & Noble or Books-A-Million or other chain), OR my bookstore, for each posting so that your readers may pre-order the book. If you're an Amazon affiliate, no Amazon links are permissible in the actual Telegraph Avenue readalong posts.
3) You must reside in the US in order to participate. (Sorry--too many international restrictions otherwise!)
4) Each readalong post must both link back to my blog AND post their weekly review in a linky on my blog so that it's easy for any reader to find all of the weekly responses.
Please leave a comment below if you think you'd like to participate. I have about one week to gather data and assess the general level of reader interest before reporting back to my sales rep, the tireless Anne DeCourcey to let her know the details. There will be a maximum of 15 people participating because we want to keep it fairly intimate.
Any questions? Fire away!
|The man himself. He looks a little like my friend Linford Detweiler from Over the Rhine.|