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Become a Featured Author

We've heard it a hundred times: authors need to do their own marketing and promotion. And that's not as easy. Increasing your discoverability and expanding your audience is hard work. Not to mention expensive. We aren't authors, but we understand your dilemma.

The Reading Tub® Author Showcase is a personalized experience to help you to reach new readers and audiences, and help at-risk readers at the same time. 
We would like to thank these authors being part of our Showcase. 

Reading Tub® Author Show case

OTHER Promotional Packages

Charitable donation 
Company income
100% goes to family literacy & teaching kids to read
supports salaries, business overhead,
publicist's vacation fund
 Personalized to YOUR promotional needs & goals
level of personalization varies
 Permanent Links and Web visibility  
varies, some are print only
 One-time cost
varies, one-time fees and monthly charges
 Multi-platform publicity for International Reach
varies, but may include targeted reach based on
number of media contacts, geography, etc.
One copy of your book
number varies
 Read with and reviewed by your target audience
 usually just adult reviewer
 THREE simple package options  
 Multiple Packages + Add-ons
   $175 (Shelf Starter Package)
   $300 (Shelf Display)
   $450 (Top Shelf Package)
   $150 to $999 (1-time fee + a la carte items) 
   $399 to $799 (monthly fees, inclusive)
Promoting your book can get very expensive, very quickly. For those who aren't natural marketers, it can also be very overwhelming. Our goal with the Reading Tub® Author Showcase is to strike a balance between introducing you and your book to new audiences, while still supporting our primary mission.
Just think - if kids don't learn how to read, then who will be reading your book?

Our Author Showcase Packages

Being part of our Author Showcase is quite simple. If you have published a book for kids ages 0 to 13, then we'd love the chance to share YOUR story with our registered readers and Web site visitors.
A lot of work goes into helping you promote your product. In addition to reading and reviewing your book, we'll be collecting other research: links to videos or book trailers, reviews on other sites, interviews, biographical information, your social media links, etc.
Because you receive a product of value in return for your contribution, your donation is not tax deductible. Ours is a 100% volunteer organization, so 100% of your contribution goes directly to our effort in helping at-risk readers: children who have no reading material at home, students who are failing reading benchmarks for their grade level, and libraries at Title I schools.
The IRS has published a complete guide to understanding charitable contributions and tax deductions. IRS Publication 1771, a 6-page brochure (PDF) has everything you need to know about what is (and isn't) tax deductible.  

Shelf Starter Promotion Package

We think you'll be surprised by how much you get for our "basic package." This package requires a $175 donation. Depending on the type of book, this interview package takes between 25 and 40 hours of volunteer time. 
When you send us an e-Mail [thereadingtub [at] gmail [dot] com], we will pencil you in. When we receive your donation, we'll get started with your Showcase feature.

Shelf Display Promotion Package

Our Shelf Display package includes all of the features of the Shelf Starter Package and these additional features.
This package requires a $300 donation. Our volunteers invest 50 to 65 hours on this package.
Ready to be part of the Reading Tub® Author Showcase? Just send us an email to the address above and we'll get started.

Top Shelf Promotion Package

Our Top Shelf package includes all of the features of the Shelf Starter and Shelf Display packages, and these additional features.
  • Lifetime Licensing for both interviews, in writing. This allows you to reprint and use it in all media kits and other promotional material.
  • One additional post on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+
  • Book review excerpts posted in our GoodReads library AND our LibraryThing shelves

The Top Shelf Promotion Package requires a $450 donation. Our volunteers invest 50 to 65 hours on this package. If this package works for you, send us an email @ thereadingtub [at] gmail [dot] com and we'll get started.

Not ready yet? Then we hope you'll remember to come back some day soon. We'd love to hear your story.

Featured Authors of Showcases Past

Sign up for our Showcase today! Contact us @ thereadingtub [at] gmail [dot] com 
Be our Debut Author this year!
Nancy Gee, award-winning author of The Secret Drawer 
Jerome Tiller and Marc Pencook-Johnson, author & illustrator of the Adapted Classics series: Edgar Allan Poe's Thou Art the Man, and Nathaniel Hawthorne's Dr. Heidegger's Experiment and Mr. Higginbotham's Catastrophe
Josh Armstrong, author of Picture of Grace 
Susan Daniel Fayad, children's picture book author of My Grandfather's Masbaha 
Faiz Kermani returns with Golbo the Spider Interview 
Lynne King, author of Miss Templeton and Jasper 
Ruth Sanderson, award-winning author/illustrator of children's fairy tales
Pam Stone, children's picture book author of The Watermelon Party
Kathleen Cherry, children's picture book author of Blowing Bubbles
Matthew Stein, children's picture book author of Geronimo the Frog 
Donna McDine, award-winning author of The Golden Pathway
Sue Shanahan, children's book illustrator and children's portrait artist.

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