Digital First Read-A-Thon

Posted March 30, 2012 by Holly in Features | 4 Comments

To bring awareness to some of the awesome books that are available from digital first publishers, I’m organizing a Digital First Read-A-Thon for June.

During that month, all the books read will be from digital first publishers. I’ll compile a list of Digi First Pubs and post it here on the site for reference. I think most of us are familiar with the more popular/well known digital first pubs: Samhain, Ellora’s Cave, Carina Press. Many print publishers now have digital first imprints as well: Loveswept by Random House, InterMix by Penguin, Avon Impulse, etc. There are also a host of smaller, independent pubs.

Contrary to popular belief, ebooks aren’t just smut and erotica. There are some truly stellar novels available on the digital market that are well written and barely contain any sex at all. I think a Read-A-Thon is a great way to bring some of these gems to light.

At this point, the idea is in the thinking stage. I would love feedback from those of you who might be interested in participating. A brief survey:

Do you read digital first books?
If so, how many per month?
If not, would you consider doing so as part of this read-a-thon (why or why not)?

Also, what do you think of the idea? Are you willing to participate?

My plan so far is vague, but falls along the lines of: Make a list of digi first books to read during the month of June (probably via a shelf on Goodreads). Read only digital first books that month. Post about my reads here on the site, Facebook and Twitter (possibly with the hashtag #DFRaT?).

That’s it. I’m not trying to make this (too) complicated.

Any thoughts and suggestions will be welcome. Feel free to email me if you’d prefer that to leaving a comment.

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