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13 March 2011 @ 01:59 pm
Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Tweet RIVAL and GLEE  
Hey, everybody, I need your help. I'm staging a Tweetapallooza or a Twitter Dive Bombing or... i don't even know what to call it. Seems like there should be a clever term for what I want to do, somehow playing off the concept of birds, but for the life of me I can't think of one. Anyway - what I call it isn't important. What is important is what I'm aiming to accomplish: namely getting the word out about RIVAL to Glee fans.

See, most people who have read the book say it appeals to Gleeks, and as a fan myself, I agree! In that spirit, I have a goal, and then I have a dream. The goal: Let Glee fans know there's a book out there they might like to check out.

The dream: To get Glee cast members and creators to pick up the book. Wouldn't it be crazy if RIVAL showed up on Rachel Berry's bedside table in an episode? (Because you know she'd love the book, right?) My fangirl/author head would explode! Barring that, I'd be stoked just to know one of them even *knew* about my book.

And so... I would like to see what happens if I bombard the Glee hashtag with info about RIVAL. For the next two Tuesdays (March 15 and 22), I'm asking anyone who wants to help out to Tweet about RIVAL on the #Glee hashtag during and after the show. I'll monitor the hastag between 8 p.m. and midnight Eastern on both nights. Anyone who Tweets with #Glee and #Rival together will be entered in a drawing for prizes! (Edited to add: Please note the times when I'll be monitoring the hashtag - The next 2 Tuesdays between 8 and midnight. It's totally cool by me if you want to Tweet earlier, just make sure you comment below with the links so I don't miss you.)

OK. So what are those prizes?

Glee Complete Season 1 DVD - I'll give out one of these, ordered from Amazon and shipped right to you

Signed Copy of RIVAL - I'll give out two of these. If you've already got the book, this would make a nice gift.

Set of signed bookmarks from myself and my fellow Elevensies - I'll give two of these. It's a grab-bag of awesomeness, including CLARITY, LIKE MANDARIN, THE REVENANT, MOONGLASS, BETWEEN SHADES OF GREY, LUMINOUS, HAVEN, POSSESSION and many more. 

Don't know what to Tweet? Here are some random suggestions.

#Glee fans, there's a book you have to check out. It's called #RIVAL, and it's about competitive singing. http://tinyurl.com/4d9h3xu

Kirkus said about the YA novel #RIVAL, "Think #Glee only with chamber music." Want to know more? http://tinyurl.com/4d9h3xu

#Glee fans are on a mission to tell the world about #RIVAL, a book about friends, enemies & competitive singing http://tinyurl.com/4d9h3xu

Or come up with something fun and original that sounds a lot less like spam than my cruddy examples.

If you want to get really bold, you can tweet right at the cast and crew. (For example: Hey, @msleamichele have you read #Rival? #Glee fans are loving it and Rachel Berry would, too! http://tinyurl.com/4d9h3xu) Here are all the Glee Twitter handles I could find:

Cory Monteith (Finn) - @frankenteen
Lea Michele (Rachel) - @msleamichele
Chris Colfer (Kurt) - @chriscolfer
Mark Salling (Puck) - @Mark_Salling
Amber Riley (Mercedes) - @MsAmberPRiley
Jenna Ushkowitz (Tina) - @IJennaUsh
Kevin McHale (Artie) - @druidDUDE
Naya Rivera (Santana) - @NayaRivera
Ashley Fink (Lauren) - @Ashley_Fink
Ryan Murphy (Creator) - @Ryan_Murphy
Matthew Morrison (Mr. Shue) - @Matt_Morrison

Unfortunately, I won't be able to keep track of every tweet to give extra entries for each one: if you Tweet once, you'll get one entry, and it'll be the same if you tweet several times - that should also keep things from getting too out of hand. I want to get the message out but don't want to seem obnoxious if people are competing to see who can Tweet the most. I will, however, give two entries if you tweet both nights. Make sense? Also, you must be 13 or older to enter.

Want to make sure I don't miss your Tweets? Comment here with a heads-up so I'll know to check you out. And thank you so much in advance for participating. I hope it'll be fun!
 
 
 
writertessa on March 13th, 2011 05:40 pm (UTC)
This sounds very cool! I'm in (@writertessa on twitter) :)
sbennettwealersbennettwealer on March 14th, 2011 03:10 pm (UTC)
Awesome! Thanks!
Katesithereandread on March 14th, 2011 03:01 pm (UTC)
Here are three tweets to my fav cast members, and that is all I'ma gonna do. It would be awesome to see it on Glee!

http://twitter.com/#!/sithereandread/status/47310789090082816
http://twitter.com/#!/sithereandread/status/47307596155203587
http://twitter.com/#!/sithereandread/status/47307136941821952
sbennettwealersbennettwealer on March 14th, 2011 03:10 pm (UTC)
Yay- thank you so much!
Kenzie AudaciousKenzieAudacious on March 14th, 2011 03:27 pm (UTC)
My Tweet Links
http://twitter.com/#!/KenzieAudacious/status/47091822077546496
http://twitter.com/#!/KenzieAudacious/status/46633668285964288
http://twitter.com/#!/KenzieAudacious/status/46633767871328256

I hope other Glee fans take notice of this book! :)

sbennettwealersbennettwealer on March 14th, 2011 04:00 pm (UTC)
Re: My Tweet Links
Gotcha! Thank you, Kenzie!
Baileyslytherinsunite on March 14th, 2011 04:53 pm (UTC)
Totally doing this! I'm @slytherinsunite. Great idea.
A Backwards Storyabackwardsstory on March 15th, 2011 07:23 am (UTC)
Awesome idea! I wish you the best of luck and hope this trends! I don't have Twitter, so I can't participate, but it would be *so* awesome for the stars and creators to hear about Rival!

Also, awesome news: Since facing out your book this past week, we've already sold a copy. YAY!
sbennettwealersbennettwealer on March 15th, 2011 01:35 pm (UTC)
Oh that's awesome! I wish more B&N's had folks like you there - it's tough to find copies in the stores. But if copies aren't made available with a little attention drawn to them, how can they sell? Thank you for being such a great friend and advocate!
MadisonLocketStories on March 20th, 2011 06:30 pm (UTC)
Hey Sara, I think it is so awesome that you have this goal and I hope you can get your book on the show! I loved Rival (and I love Glee) and I wish you the best of luck.

I tweeted here:
http://twitter.com/#!/LocketStories/status/49537170339397632

My twitter is @locketstories.
sbennettwealersbennettwealer on March 21st, 2011 05:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I've got you entered!!
readthisbook.wordpress.com on March 21st, 2011 05:30 pm (UTC)
Hello! I will be hinting to my bookstore lady that Rival is very similar to Glee and will see if she can display Rival next to Glee! ;)

It'd be super cool if one of the GLEE people knew about Rival. If they do any signings, you should ask the fans to give them the book!!

Here are my tweets:
http://twitter.com/#!/readingthisbook/status/49883822912843776
http://twitter.com/#!/readingthisbook/status/49884881920077824
sbennettwealersbennettwealer on March 21st, 2011 05:38 pm (UTC)
Oh! That's a great idea to have fans bring them my book! I will definitely see if I can do that!

And thank you for spreading the word to your bookstore. I really appreciate it!

Gotcha entered for the drawings!