Books For Readers – & more

SCBWI proudly announced its initiative, Books for Readers, earlier this week. BFR aims to collect books from SCBWI members to distribute around the world to worthy causes. Obviously, if you’re a published member, participation is easy: donate a signed copy or copies of your book to the SCBWI HQ starting July 12, 2017.

Other ways you can participate include nominating a cause , collecting ARCS, overstocks, and soon-to-be out of print titles from your publishers, or celebrating. Yes, SCBWI is planning a couple of gala celebrations!

I’d add publicizing. While the books to be collected must come from SCBWI members, if you know of an author who’d like to donate, encourage them to join SCBWI! Give your PAL friends a nudge to send in their books. 🙂

This venture seems like a win-win for all concerned. SCBWI members get their books in front of readers. SCBWI promotes its work and mission, and MOST importantly, young readers without books get books.

The worthy causes are intended to be local, so fill out that nomination form!

Want to help in other ways? Book Riot and HuffingtonPost and Bustle all have had articles listing bookish charities for children.

 

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