PAGE 69 CHALLENGE!
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Marshall McLuhan’s challenge—“Turn to page 69 of any book and read it. If you like that page, buy the book”Okay team! I know this is going to seem odd, weird, different, and strange... but take it like a champ and join the challenge.
This is both fun for Readers and Writers, it's an opportunity to share your work, and or a book you're reading and BAM get recognition, whether your book is published, not published, self-published, traditional or what not!
Here's how it works:
STEP ONE: FIND PAGE 69 in the book you are (currently reading/currently writing/already published) and pick your favorite paragraph from that page... NO cheating! One or two paragraphs.
(Some flexibility with the fact that formatting plays a role into this) If you are published and you have a paperback, use that page count, if you are e-book only/editing/currently writing then just use page 69 of whatever formatting you have your work in at the time. If you're a kindle user... then use location 1650 (around there is page 69 for my own book, so we'll just use that as a guideline.)
STEP TWO: Copy this passage and paste it into the comment's section of this post.
STEP THREE: TAG at least three other people on Twitter to accept the challenge.
STEP FOUR: At the end of the month come back to this post and comment on one other entry, and come back as much as you want to this page and follow the entrants on Twitter and or Goodreads. Like a passage, then add the book to your "to-read" list. (#Marshalls69 #page69challenge) Twitter Hash to share on social media if we want to be cool and start a new thing.
OPTIONAL: Post your page 69 on your own blog and link back to this page (add your page link into your comment entry)
Official Logo that you can use:
winner of the challenge will get to display the same icon but with "WINNER" on it
There are TWO winners (the book with the winning page 69, and the person who submitted the page for consideration)
Depending on participation, Honorable mentions will be given. Also, a blog badge will be provided with "HONORABLE MENTION" on it.
OPTIONAL: add why you like this passage (feel free to flaunt if it's your own work) No judgement here, if you can't be proud of it then how can stranger's be? FLAUNT it PROUD, FLAUNT it LOUD!
OPTIONAL: If it's published add a link to your Goodreads (no buy now links) and to your twitter handle.
If this experiment does well then I will continue to do it on other months, or I may try to find another experiment to try to boost author awareness, even if I haven't yet read and reviewed the work.
The passage with the most comments on it will be the winner and have it's own Challenge winner post to highlight its awesomeness.
My entry isn't viable for winning, but I'll give you an example to get the party started.
“No really.” He pressed further, and held out his hand like we had known each other for forever, sharing worse secrets about my conspiracies and my mother. My age was trivial comparatively.
“My name is Victor, I work at a coffee shop, I want to go travel the world, I want to find a girl that will run off with me and trust that she won’t disappear the minute we do. Nice to meet you. Who are you?”
It was a game, and it was cute, but how was I supposed to trust anything he said was any less fake than the age on my work application, or my fake social security number to pass background checks, or even the fake smile I put on, as I looked into those patient blue eyes waiting for me to spin him more lies. Because I would. Lie to him." -- Blood Crescent @authormarie
The goal of this challenge to build your platform, follow new authors, and share in the love of reading.
I'll prepare a lovely little badge that can be displayed on the winner's blog if they have one, and or just a fun way of having a visual for participation in the challenge. Great thing about challenges is that it allows you to flaunt your own stuff without feeling like you're peddling your wares. So, join in the fun. I CHALLENGE YOU!
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Read up on page 69: https://modernmrsdarcy.com/is-that-novel-worth-your-time-turn-to-page-69-to-find-out/
You can also submit your page 69 to this blogger: https://barbtaub.com/review-guidelines/
These are merely a few of the places I've seen the Page 69 Challenge.