I’ve decided to start a project on social media called “Rangers on the Read.”
What is it? It’s a project in which I give my book Rangers over Regulus to one person that I know, and they will read it and pass it on. Sounds simple, right? It really is, it’s a project with no real parameters except curiosity. Where will my book end up?
I’ve left a message on the inside cover with instructions. You can read them below:
If you’re looking at this message, one of your friends has given you this book to read.
This book is starting out with one person, and that person is going to read this book and pass it on. I want to see where this book ends up. Call it an experiment of sorts.
I’d like to try to keep track of it, so if you receive this book and feel like updating where it is and who you are, just send me a message, maybe a picture of where it has ended up this time.
#rangersontheread is the hashtag I’ll be tracking on social media.
You can PM me on Twitter @aa_powell or Tumblr alexpowell-writer.tumblr.com
or even email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or you can just read and pass it on.
Seems pretty straight forward, right? Just read it, send me a message if you like, and pass it on to the next person. I want to see where the book ends up. I’ve decided that I’ll start with just one book for now, and I’m starting it in Prince George, BC, Canada, which is my hometown.
In case any of you readers are wondering where the heck that is, I’ll tell you. Prince George is a town of about 72 000 people in the middle of the Caribou Central Interior of British Columbia. It’s near the west coast of Canada, and is the largest city in northern BC. It’s an hour flight to Vancouver or Edmonton, and a ten hour drive by car. Two major highways run through PG, one running east to west and another running north to south. We have a small university, the University of Northern British Columbia (not to be mistaken with UBC, which is far less awesome).
If I had to take a guess where the book is going to end up, I’d say probably the university. But I can’t say that I’d be surprised if it ended up anywhere else.
My book might just circulate around Prince George for awhile and then end up in a garbage somewhere, missing its cover. Or it might end up on the other side of the world.
I guess we’ll wait and see. I might try this again with my starting point in Vancouver later, if this turns out to be a success.
Thanks everyone, I’ll keep you updated on its progress.