Thursday, June 19, 2014

Utah Book Month 2014 Sign Up

It’s time to start planning our Utah Book Month event for August!

This year we wanted to simplify things in a big way. We’ve decided to have you “choose your own Utah Book Month Adventure”! To start, we’ve made a list of ways you can participate. Look them over:

  • spotlight a Utah author
  • spotlight a Utah book blogger
  • interview a Utah author
  • interview a Utah book blogger
  • host a giveaway 
  • host a mini-challenge
  • write a guest post for Utah Books blog
  • spotlight a Utah bookstore or library
  • spotlight another aspect of Utah book culture
  • review a Utah book or two or more!

If any or all of these look like something you’d like to do, fill out the sign-up form letting us know your information, the things you’d like to do, and the dates in August you’d like to post. We’ll create a calendar from all the responses we get. If we need to shuffle posts around a bit, we’ll let you know. (To see what spots are available, click to see this spreadsheet. We’ll update it as people sign up.)

Calendar of Events 
As things take shape, we’ll share the calendar here on the site and also a list of participants. Then everyone can be sure to hop around and visit each other during the month. We’ll also create a review link up like we did last year.

Utah Author and Utah Blogger Lists 
We’d love to update our author and blogger lists. If you see someone missing, let us know and we’ll get them added.

Twitter Parties 
We’ve become a fan of the Twitter party, so we’ll schedule a couple of those during the month and talk up and promote our authors to each other then.

Utah Books Social 
Also, we’d like to plan a “in real life” get together as we’ve done in years past. We are looking at August 30th as a possible date. Does this work for those of you interested? Do you know of any bookish events that will conflict with this date?

 We’d love for you all to participate in our celebration of all things bookish in Utah this August!