Increase Your Karmic Footprint
Wanda Jewell has a problem. After
serving nearly 20 years as Executive Director of the Southern
Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) she is overrun with books. All
kind of books; finished copies and galleys, advance reading copies,
advance reader editions, paperback and hardbound, slip-covered and not,
limited editions, signed and unsigned, personalized and not. Books
here, books there, books, books, everywhere…and each publishing season
brings more. It was while she was contemplating the management of her
extensive personal library, (with the television news on in the
background) that Wanda had her “Aha!” moment: How to weed her
collection and support her southern indie bookstores at the same time?
In a flash of Obama-induced inspiration, Wanda created her own Free
Book Stimulus Plan.
Books can be purchased anywhere. So
why shop at indie bookstores? Because buying a book at your local indie
bookstore doesn’t just stimulate your reading, it stimulates your local
economy. Shopping local is an investment in your own neighborhood and
good karma all around. And because you can get a free book! Hoping to stimulate sales at indie
bookstores, Wanda is dismantling her personal library and offering it
to shoppers one free book at a time. Beginning April 2nd, readers who
purchase a book at a SIBA-member indie store and send her a copy of the
receipt will receive book from her collection completely free of
charge. Visit FreeBookStimulusPlan.com
for details and a list of participating bookstores. Print out the
request form on the site and mail it in with a copy of your store
receipt (the receipt must include the name of the store). That is all
you have to do to get a free book from Wanda’s personal library.
This offer is open only to
consumers living in the contiguous United States. Completed form with
receipt must be mailed to
Free Book, 3806 Yale Ave., Columbia, SC 29205
and only while supplies last. Consider this a challenge to deplete
Wanda’s library – she doubts it can be done!
Here is all that Wanda asks in return. Visit FreeBookStimulusPlan.com;
Pass it on. Post to blog. Pay it forward. Print to press. Play the 411.
Shout it out. Share the news. Spread the word. Soapbox it up. Tweet
& Retweet. Facebook & Myspace. Get the word out. Free Book for
Shopping Southern Indie Bookstores! Increase your karmic footprint!