Rock the Drop 2012 with Readergirlz and Figment!

I think most of us would agree that there are few better things in the world than reading a good book and getting free stuff. But what if you were able to combine the two into a crazy, even more awesome hybrid?

Lucky for you, there’s a way! Last year, Figment teamed up with readergirlz to sponsor Rock the Drop, and this year we’re joining forces once again to promote a love of literature among all age groups.

For the uninitiated: Rock the Drop, which falls this year on April 12, is an event held in honor of YALSA’s Support Teen Lit Day.  To participate, readers are encouraged to leave a book (or 10) somewhere in their community for another person to find. If you’re unsure of what to do with that old, thumbed-through copy of your favorite read, this would be a great opportunity to pass it on.

The rules are simple: go here and print out the Rock the Drop bookplate pictured above (it was designed by the brilliant web comic artist David Ostow!), and put it in the book(s) that you plan to give away. Feel free to share the bookplate online, too: your blog, Facebook, and Twitter profiles are all great places to spread the word. Spend some time brainstorming about the best places to leave your books: on a bench in the subway? Under a tree in your favorite park? Half-buried in sand at the beach? It’s your call!

After you’ve left your books at their drop spots, be sure to snap a photo and share it on the readergirlz Facebook page. And if you’re on Twitter, you can connect with other YA fans and share your most creative drop locations by using #rockthedrop.

Start planning now, and we hope that you stumble upon a few brand new books of your own!

6 thoughts on “Rock the Drop 2012 with Readergirlz and Figment!

  1. I would love to participate… but what are the chances that I’ll find a book as well as drop one? I hope I do!

  2. That sounds really fun. But I doubt anyone where I live would know about this; they’d pick it up and be like, “…What on earth is going on…?”. Also I don’t think I could physically bring myself to abandon a book – what if nobody finds it and it rains? I’d have to put it in a plastic bag or something… But then the book would suffocate… And back to what I was originally saying, I personnally wouldn’t leave my favourite book (for one, I only have one copy…), because… well, just because, really… If someone else – or a good few people – were to do this with me, I would consider it, though, because it sounds fun. 🙂

  3. I live in a really small town! The chances are huge that if I drop a book off in the park I’ll see someone reading it in school the next day! How awsome would that be… all though I could also find it in the trash and that would be sad. 🙁
    I’ll give it a try though…I even got a friend of mine to drop a book too! Thanks to the people who thought this up! 😀

  4. What a great thing, I’m totally going to do this when I get home from work. Printing off the bookplate as I type this comment out. Thanks for the heads up and the opportunity. Sounds pretty awesome!

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