Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Bringing YA to You!

Have you ever wished that a big YA book tour would make a stop in your hometown? Well, here's your chance for that wish to come true! YA2U is a program that features five award-winning and best-selling authors who are holding a contest to see what city they should visit in an exclusive tour stop!

The authors are collecting votes from January 1 to February 15, and any city in the continental US or any Canadian city that has an international airport can win an exclusive visit from all five authors, including an author panel and book signing! Entering is super easy--and if you help spread the word about the contest, you can also enter win a signed copy of all of their books (TEN signed books in total!)--and the book contest is open internationally!

The authors in the program are:

And they want to have an event in your home town! To participate, just got to the YA2U website and let them know what city you want them to come to. And while you're there, help spread the word about the contest and you can be entered to win all of their books--TEN signed books in total! 

Here's why the YA2U Team should come to MY hometown! 

I'm definitely voting for this tour to come to Edmonton, Alberta! My argument has three parts:
  1. I live here! This reason is completely selfish, but also completely legit!
  2. We have a strong blogging community. We even have an Edmonton Book Bloggers group, maintained by the awesome Kristilyn at Reading in Winter. Bloggers love authors, authors love bloggers. It's a match made in heaven!
  3. We have a proven track record. The Smart Chicks Kick It tour came to Edmonton in September and it was a huge success! I think over 1000 people came to the signing! Beth Revis was there, so I hope she remembers how much Edmonton loves her! Plus she liked my shirt.
Why should the YA2U Team come to your hometown? Why not join in the fun today and share with others about this program and your hometown. The more votes your town gets, the closer you are to having your very own personal tour stop! Vote for YOUR town here!

And if you help spread the word, you can also participate in the book giveaway. Tell them that you learned about YA2U from me and we both get extra entries in the contest!

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  1. This would be so awesome! Edmonton needs more awesome authors in the city. :) Great post, Megan!

  2. Great idea - we all want more big events here in Edmonton :)

  3. This would Rock!!!!! Eeep, we had so much fun at the last one, it would be great to go to another!

  4. Awesome! Thanks for letting people know how awesome we are, haha. :) It would be awesome to get another author event here.

  5. Christopher Paolini also had over 1000 people turn out! Thats another bpnus for us!

  6. This would be so awesome, we must make it work out somehow!! Don't even care in the slightest that we've already met two out of the five authors - I would love to see them again, along with the other three! We do have an excellent track record here!!