UPDATE: August 27, 2013
17 HOURS TO GO
A HUGE thank you to everyone who has donated to make California Bookstore Day a reality. Although we have fallen short of our fundraising goal, we want to assure you that CBD is DEFINITELY happening! Anything you can give before midnight tonight will allow us to focus more on producing this event and less on fundraising (not our favorite part). Thanks again for your support and happy reading!
UPDATE: August 14, 2013
NEW PERKS from STEPHEN KING!
Pledge $500 and get a signed, shrink-wrapped limited edition hardcover collector's set UNDER THE DOME (valued at $200).
Pledge $200 and receive a first edition Collector's Set of JUST AFTER SUNSET: STORIES, which includes a DVD of the groundbreaking graphic digital entertainment series made for the story "N."
Pledge $250 and receive the complete unabridged audio of 11/22/63 with 30 CDs (valued at $75.00).
A HUGE Thank You to Stephen King and Simon & Schuster for their generosity.
UPDATE: August 1, 2013: NEW PERKS!
Pledge $250 and you get to name a character in NYT bestselling author Michelle Richmond's next novel!
Mention Pegasus Books in the notes and get a free (and very cool looking) Pegasus Books book bag (for all that CBD loot!).
What is Bookstore Day?
California Bookstore Day, on Saturday May 3, 2014, is a project of the Northern and Southern California Independent Bookseller's Associations, representing more than 300 bookstores.
We believe indie bookstores are an essential part of lively communities, the free-flow of ideas, and the thrill of discovery.
CBD will harness the creative power of authors and publishers in a giant celebration of the written word that will drive readers to brick-and-mortar bookstores. For one day, and one day only, a number of very limited-edition, unique, word-based items and books will be available in more than 100 independent stores across the state. These aren’t your run-of-the-mill signed first editions—these are literature-based art projects, unique books, and collector’s items created for this event only.
And California is just the first step. We hope to make Bookstore Day a national celebration of good literature and good bookstores in 2015.
Where the Money Goes
The $30,000 we are asking for will help pay for a CBD coordinator to make this all happen. It will fund the massive publicity and marketing effort needed to ensure CBD is a success for every indie bookstore in the state.
We have lots to do between now and May 3, 2014. We need to:
• Incorporate our logo into collateral materials to help brand the event
• Create a website
• Curate publisher submissions
• Make sure each participating bookstore is in the loop
• Coordinate publicity and marketing campaigns for all CA bookstores
• Launch and sustain and state-wide public outreach campaign
We assure you, no one is getting rich from this campaign. All funds raised will go directly toward making CBD work for the 300 bookstores in CA, the large and small publishers who are participating, and the millions of booklovers in the Golden State.
We want your money, but we also want your love
Whether or not you have funds to give, we'd love your help. Please help spread the word of this campaign and California Bookstore Day. Tweet it, Facebook it, make a sandwich board and wear it to work. We can use all the great minds we can get.
Our cool CBD bumper sticker. Yours with any donation of $25 or more.