Today is Read Across America Day, and day when self-publishing authors have good reason to celebrate.
Founded by the National Education Administration (NEA),Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place every year on or around March 2—Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Thousands of schools, libraries and community centers all over the country mark the occasion by with what else — books! By exposing millions of young readers to the joy and adventure of reading, the day builds new generations of avid readers and more educated and well-rounded adults.
Read Across America day is the ideal opportunity for self-published authors to raise literacy and awareness of their books. Consider celebrating the day in a few simple, but highly impactful ways:
- Initiate an impromptu storytime at your local library. If you have a children’s book in your own repertoire, all the better!
- Offer to lead a reading assembly at a local school. You can offer your insights about life as an author and read from your own book. Give the school a complimentary copy of your book for the library.
- If you have a book ready for publication, why not make today the day you get going? That way, you can celebrate your new life as a published author every year — on National Read Across America Day!
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