Canadian author Sean Cummings is on a mission to save publishing. He created the Facebook group Save Publishing: Read a Book at Bedtime to promote reading and raise awareness of challenges facing the publishing industry. In less than a month, the group has gained more than 1,000 members.
Now Sean is calling for action. He’s created an event called Buy the Book. On Monday, March 7, consider buying a book to support publishing and your favorite authors. Sean’s not asking people to buy his books (although they’re pretty awesome) but simply to make an effort to purchase any book. If there’s a book you’ve been meaning to purchase, Monday would be a great day to buy it. If you’re thinking about a gift for someone, consider a book. (Monday is my mom’s birthday, and I love giving books as gifts!) If you can support a local bookstore at the same time, great. If you don’t have money for books in your budget right now, check a book out from the library or tell a friend about a book you enjoyed.
I’ll be buying a book on Monday. I hope you’ll participate, too!