As many of you might remember from last year, we're huge supporters of ISF (Ian Somerhalder Foundation) and its causes, one of which is the animal sanctuary they intend and one reason why we really got behind last year's Strut Your Mutt event. This year, ISF is celebrating its birthday and that of its founder. We want to celebrate with them, sure, but then we had a thought. Why not help out ISF and celebrate ALL of our members, friends and supporters here at TRS at the same time? (Like we need an excuse to throw a party, right?)
But this is different than anything we've done before. Normally, our parties are all about authors and publishers and the books we love. And we sincerely hope they will be at this party too. But this party will also be open to our reader friends out there. We want you to post at our party too! And this party won't be just about books but about anything you think would appeal to our audience. Maybe you want to post about your own business? Maybe you make beautiful silk scarves, handmade soaps, custom jewelry, killer web graphics -- you name it. Post about it! Maybe you have a volunteer group and you want to share your achievements, you want to share your massive book collection, pictures of your pets, anything. All we ask is that your post is suitable for a general audience of all ages. (Spicy book covers, okay, but include a link to that smokin' excerpt instead of posting it, with a note that it contains adult content.)
Together we can help make a difference and celebrate our talents -- all at the same time!
To sign up for this event, all we ask is that you make a donation, any amount, to ISF's birthday campaign.
Click here to donate
They use Paypal but if you don't have a Paypal account, they give you a way to contribute using a credit card via Paypal.
If you donate at least $15, we'll place an ad for you on our party site during the event. (Must be suitable for a general audience of all ages).
If you donate at least $35, we'll place an ad for you on our party site during the event. (Must be suitable for a general audience of all ages) AND place your ad in our newsletter mailing (to 17k+ subscribers) on 12/4/13 announcing the event.
***HELP US SPREAD THE WORD!*** Tweet about this event using @trs_studio (using Twitter.com). Mention us in your tweet about the event 25 times before 12/8/13 and get a free ad on our main site. We have prizes for readers too. Limit one per participant. Once you've sent the tweets, email us. Thank you!
Where is it going to be held?
The event will be held exclusively at our PARTY SITE.
When is it going to be held?
From December 5-8, 2013. This is Thursday through Sunday (Ian's birthday). Times? All day!
How do I sign up?
Make your donation at the link above and then use the form at the end of this page to sign up for the party. We'll ask you to email us a copy of your donation receipt and we'll send you all the information you need from there.
What if I can't attend the dates of the party?
There is a way for you to schedule your posts ahead of time. So even if you can't physically be there, your posts will be for all attendees to enjoy!
Can I donate to advertise my business, books, etc. during the event and/or newsletter without attending/posting?
What if I just want to make a donation but that's all?
You can do that. We'll ask if you want to be listed as a contributor for this event. If you don't want to be listed, we'll honor your wishes.
Are giveaways required for this party?
No. Normally for our larger event parties, we ask that a prize be donated to give to a party goer. But that's not required for this party. If you want to do a giveaway for a commenter to your post(s), you are absolutely welcome to!
What happens if I can't post to the party site (computer trouble)?
Our staff will work with anyone wishing to participate in the event to help with questions and troubleshooting.
Do you guys have a way to contact Ian and will he be at the event?
Because we know someone will ask... no, sorry.
I have questions. Who do I contact?
Email us for any questions.
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