Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Bring YA to your city with YA2U!

Have you ever wished that a big YA book tour would make a stop in your hometown? Well, here's your chance for that wish to come true! YA2U is a program that features five award-winning and best-selling authors who are holding a contest to see what city they should visit in an exclusive tour stop!

The authors are collecting votes from January 1 to February 15, and any city in the continental US or any Canadian city that has an international airport can win an exclusive visit from all five authors, including an author panel and book signing! Entering is super easy--and if you help spread the word about the contest, you can also enter win a signed copy of all of their books (TEN signed books in total!)--and the book contest is open internationally!

The authors in the program are:

Marie Lu, the New York Times best-selling author of Legend and the upcoming Prodigy
Marissa Meyer, the New York Times best-selling author of Cinder and the upcoming Scarlet
Beth Revis, the New York Times best-selling author of Across the Universe, A Million Suns, and the upcoming Shades of Earth
Victoria Schwab, author of The Near Witch and the highly-anticipated upcoming The Archived
Megan Shepherd, author of the debut novel The Madman's Daughter

And they want to have an event in your home town! To participate, just got to the YA2U website and let them know what city you want them to come to. And while you're there, help spread the word about the contest and you can be entered to win all of their books--TEN signed books in total! 

Here's why the YA2U Team should come to MY hometown! 

Come on Floridians! We've totally got this! We need more YA in Florida. Vote for Orlando or Coral Gables! We have beaches and Disney World! We'll have a perfect, sunny, possibly even above 70 degree day. It could be hot in February. (Weird, I know!) Florida is a spectacular vacation state! Come for YA2U, then  enjoy all of the fun things my state has to offer. We have museums, theme parks and awesome food.

This is Florida's chance! We can finally have authors come to us! Book tours hardly bother to come here most of the time and when they do, they're a 4 hour drive away. Use this tour as a chance to get yourself and others excited about reading! You get to meet people who basically make stuff up for a living. How awesome is that? I can personally testify that Beth Revis is one of the nicest and funniest ladies you will ever meet. Victoria is crazy awesome. She loves travel, Dr. Who, cookies and Neil Gaiman. In fact, she's hugged Neil Gaiman TWICE! So, if you get her to come here and hug her, not only will you be hugging an awesome person, but it will be like hugging Neil Gaiman by proxy.Can you get anything better than that? I think not.

Also, if you vote for the Coral Gables location, you will be supporting a local independent bookseller, Books and Books! Spread the book love!

So, come on Vote for Orlando or Coral Gables!

Orlando Location for entry form: Barnes and Noble (481 N. Alafaya Trail  Orlando, FL 32828)*

Coral Gables Location for Entry form: Books and Books (265 Aragon Avenue  Coral Gables, FL 33134)*

*Voters can put whatever location they wish on the entry form. These were simply the first two locations which came to mind.

Why should the YA2U Team come to your hometown? Why not join in the fun today and share with others about this program and your hometown. The more votes your town gets, the closer you are to having your very own personal tour stop! Vote for YOUR town here!

And if you help spread the word, you can also participate in the book giveaway. Tell them that you learned about YA2U from me and we both get extra entries in the contest!

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Happy Reading,

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