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1. Rock the Drop, Today!



It's here! Celebrate Support Teen Literature Day by dropping YA titles for happy readers to find! Rock the Drop with rgz, Figment, iheartdaily, Soho Teen, and 826NYC.

Print out the below bookplate (by Lindsay Frantz) and drop your book in a public place.
 
 
Follow @readergirlz on twitter and tweet #rockthedrop. Post your pics at our facebook page.
 
Donate books to 826NYC. 

826NYC
attn: Joan Kim
c/o: readergirlz Rock the Drop
372 Fifth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
 
Ready, set, go! Rock the drop!

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2. rgz Newsflash: Figment will Rock the Drop!



Word is coming in left and right for tomorrow's plans to Rock the Drop for Operation Teen Book Drop. If you are in NYC, check out the below from Figment!

 
Figment will be manning a table outside our Upper East Side office on Thursday with a bunch of free books -- we're encouraging people to come and take two: one for keeping, one for dropping. If you could tweet this out, we'd appreciate it! Our Twitter handle is @figment. Link is below.


And of course, if you want to add some books to our pile (we'll have bookplates), drop em by!

Let us know where you are dropping for 2013! Full details and bookplate here! Can't wait to see your #rockthedrop tweets and pics at the rgz facebook page!

Happy TBD Eve!

LorieAnncard2010small.jpg image by readergirlz

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3. No Fee Writing and Publication Contest

HarperTeen and figment are partnering to provide YA writers with this contest opportunity to get their story published in an anthology along with other well-known YA authors. 

The contest challenge: Write a story that takes place at night or in the dark. The story can be of any genre: contemporary, paranormal, horror, science fiction, romance, humor, fantasy, etc.

What happens in the dark? Why are things different at night? Maybe it’s magic, or madness or both. A new anthology coming Summer 2013 from HarperTeen, Defy the Dark explores those questions and invites you to try your hand at answering them.

What’s in it for you? A chance to be published in Defy the Dark, alongside some of your favorite YA authors (including Sarah Rees Brennan, Rachel Hawkins, and Beth Revis). 

The winner will be noted in the book’s table of contents, on the copyright page, and have a byline on their story. They will also have an opportunity to give an acknowledgment and will be featured on the Defy the Dark website. The grand-prize winner will receive a $500 cash prize awarded by HarperCollins and five copies of Defy the Dark.

1. Eligibility

The Defy the Dark New Author Contest (the “Promotion”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including District of Columbia and territories, possessions and military bases) or Canada (excluding Quebec) who are thirteen (13) years or older at the time of entry.

2. Sponsors

Figment, LLC, 118 East 64th Street, New York, NY 10065, and HarperCollins, 10 East 53rd Street, New York, New York 10022.

3. Entry Period

The Promotion begins on August 1, 2012 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on September 1, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Promotion Entry Period”).

No sun-drenched, thousand-watt fables here—bring us your things that go bump in the night, bring us the things that hide in the shadows. Saundra Mitchell, the anthology’s editor, is excited to read your best YA fiction and choose one writer to be a part of the forces that will Defy the Dark.

4.  Submission Requirements

  • Submission must be between 2,000 and 4,000 words.
  • Submission must be an original work created solely by you, has not been previously published, and does not infringe upon any third-party copyrights or other intellectual property rights.
  • Submission must not contain defamatory statements.
  • Submission must not contain any telephone numbers, street addresses or email addresses of any individual.
  • Submission must not invade privacy, publicity or other rights of any person, firm or entity.

Click here for more official rules:  http://dailyfig.figment.com/defy-the-dark-official-rules/

Good luck!

Talk tomorrow,

Kathy


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4. Ypulse Essentials: Disney XD’s ‘Lab Rats,’ The Oscars & Cultural Value, Harry Potter eBooks

Disney XD is premiering a new program about lab rats tonight… (well sort of! The show is about three super-human teens who grew up in a lab where they slept in vertical tubes and ate protein pellets until their “step-brother” discovers... Read the rest of this post

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5. Rock the Drop: 4/12/12





















Once again, readergirlz and Figment are going to ROCK THE DROP in honor of Support Teen Lit Day, 4/12/12. We can’t wait! Here’s how you can get involved:

Snag the above bookplate, created by the uber-talented David Ostow (who blogs hilarious cartoons here), and add it to your blog and social networks, linking back to this post to share the love. Proclaim that you will ROCK THE DROP!

Print a copy of the bookplate

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6. An Exclusive Tale From Lemony Snicket for Figment.com


Sometimes you receive a message from the dead. Other times—luckier times—you receive an exclusive poem from famed children's author Lemony Snicket, author of A Series of Unfortunate Events. That's what happened to our friends over at Figment.com

Figment is a community for young readers and writers—it's a place to read, write, and connect with like-minded aspiring authors. They host contests all the time, too—often judged by professional authors or editors. It's a great place to hone your craft—and to look for exclusives like this one!
Visit Figment to see an exclusive poem from Lemony Snicket, shared with Figment by Adele Griffin and Lisa Brown, the author and illustrator of Picture the Dead: a brand-new horror-cum-romance.
Want to get in on the shivery action yourself? Griffin and Brown have launched a Ghost Posts Tumblr where you can share spine-tingling tales of

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7. Youth Media & Marketing Jobs: MTV Networks, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, HarperCollins Children’s

Today we bring you our weekly sampler of cool youth media and marketing gigs. If your company has an open position in the youth media or marketing space, we encourage you to join the Ypulse LinkedIn group, if you haven’t yet, and post there for... Read the rest of this post

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8. Celebrating Teen Lit Day, Today I #rockthedrop

It's Teen Lit Day! 

The awesome people at readergirlz and Figment organized Rock The Drop, where we all leave a book in a public place to put a smile on someone's face.

I'm cheating a little this year... My local library has been hit hard by Katrina, and is still recovering in so many ways. What better way to bring books to teens' lives than to give them to the library, I figured--that way, these books can Rock The Drop for years to come.

Hope you join in!

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9. No Fee Writing and Publication Contest

HarperTeen and figment are partnering to provide YA writers with this contest opportunity to get their story published in an anthology along with other well-known YA authors. 

The contest challenge: Write a story that takes place at night or in the dark. The story can be of any genre: contemporary, paranormal, horror, science fiction, romance, humor, fantasy, etc.

What happens in the dark? Why are things different at night? Maybe it’s magic, or madness or both. A new anthology coming Summer 2013 from HarperTeen, Defy the Dark explores those questions and invites you to try your hand at answering them.

What’s in it for you? A chance to be published in Defy the Dark, alongside some of your favorite YA authors (including Sarah Rees Brennan, Rachel Hawkins, and Beth Revis). 

The winner will be noted in the book’s table of contents, on the copyright page, and have a byline on their story. They will also have an opportunity to give an acknowledgment and will be featured on the Defy the Dark website. The grand-prize winner will receive a $500 cash prize awarded by HarperCollins and five copies of Defy the Dark.

1. Eligibility

The Defy the Dark New Author Contest (the “Promotion”) is open only to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States (including District of Columbia and territories, possessions and military bases) or Canada (excluding Quebec) who are thirteen (13) years or older at the time of entry.

2. Sponsors

Figment, LLC, 118 East 64th Street, New York, NY 10065, and HarperCollins, 10 East 53rd Street, New York, New York 10022.

3. Entry Period

The Promotion begins on August 1, 2012 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) and ends on September 1, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. ET (the “Promotion Entry Period”).

No sun-drenched, thousand-watt fables here—bring us your things that go bump in the night, bring us the things that hide in the shadows. Saundra Mitchell, the anthology’s editor, is excited to read your best YA fiction and choose one writer to be a part of the forces that will Defy the Dark.

4.  Submission Requirements

  • Submission must be between 2,000 and 4,000 words.
  • Submission must be an original work created solely by you, has not been previously published, and does not infringe upon any third-party copyrights or other intellectual property rights.
  • Submission must not contain defamatory statements.
  • Submission must not contain any telephone numbers, street addresses or email addresses of any individual.
  • Submission must not invade privacy, publicity or other rights of any person, firm or entity.

Click here for more official rules:  http://dailyfig.figment.com/defy-the-dark-official-rules/

Good luck!

Talk tomorrow,

Kathy


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10. Ypulse Essentials: Facebook Overhauls Profile Pages, Monster High's Transmedia Model, Millennial Wine Drinkers

Facebook rolls out revamped profile pages (to display user info more visually with photos made prominent, top interests showcased as images and more descriptive relationships. In a savvier roll-out than years past, the new layout was announced on... Read the rest of this post

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11. Figment: Where Social Networking and Literacy Meet

Figment.com just came out of beta and launched yesterday.  This website is for teenagers to use to read other people’s writing and to share their own writing.  Figment allows teenagers to read and write using their computer or using their cell phone. To learn more about Figment and the possibilities that it could have for [...]

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12. Figment is Rocking the Drop in a Big Way!

Join the fun on twitter with #rockthedrop and email your pics!

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13. Authors are Rocking the Drop All Day!

Authors are Rocking the Drop around their areas RIGHT NOW! Here's who's tweeting so far.... use the #rockthedrop tag and join in with readergirlz and Figment to ROCK THE DROP!



More updates to come throughout the day...


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14. Thank You for Rocking the Drop Around the World!

Oh, man. You guys around the world were INCREDIBLE! It took three divas an entire week to post all the pics that flew in. There may be a few more to go up, still. Can you believe that?

We had readergirlz dropping books all over the United States. We had drops in Japan, India, and England. Rock the Drop was INTERNATIONAL!

Thanks for helping to celebrate ALA and YALSA's Support Teen Literature Day. It was a massive party. Melissa has been awesome to also collect the drop photos on our new Facebook Fan Page. So please "like" us and stream through that collection.

Our thanks also to our partner in 2011, Figment. They got the word out super well. Their to-do list absolutely rocked, as did their video.



Thanks also to supporters like Seventeen, Boing Boing, GL, and GalleyCat. We heart you!

So one thing's for sure. We'll be rocking the drop next year for Support Teen Lit Day. Let us know if you have any suggestions for the initiative. Now watch for Micol to announce the winning drop! Coming soon...

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15. Figment Secures $1 Million Investment

Figment, the writing community catering to young-adult readers, has raised $1 million from an unidentified investor. Figment CEO Jacob Lewis told paidContent that expansion plans include publishing its own works and creating a marketplace where authors and publishers can sell their titles.

On its launch day in December 2010, Figment attracted 4,000 users. The site now counts 35,000 users and 75,000 pieces of writing. In the fall, Figment will release author Blake Nelson‘s Dream School. Meet a Figment author at eBookNewser’s Digital Writer Spotlight today.

Here’s more from the article: “Lewis…said most of the money it’s raised will go to develop new sales, distribution and marketing models. At the end of this month, Figment will launch a writing contest judged by novelist Paolo Coelho, whose novel The Alchemist sold 65 million copies worldwide. Coelho will post the winning story on his blog.”

New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.

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16. Talking About Teens That Are Digital and Mobile at Annual

Two YALSA programs at Annual Conference are geared to helping librarians think about and plan for how to connect with teens within the mobile and digital reading environments.

On Sunday, June 23, from 1:30 to 3:30, YALSA will sponsor the program Teens Reading Digitally Going Handheld and Mobile. The focus of the program is on how teens read, write, and learn using digital devices. Speakers include:

  • Me, Linda Braun, who will provide an overview of the digital reading environment, what’s available for teens within that environment, and how teens are reading digitally and via mobile interfaces and devices.
  • Supervisor of Library/Media Technology at Pinellas County (FL) Schools Bonnie Kelley, who will discuss how one visionary school district in Florida has created a buzz around the world by implementing the first one-to-one Kindle ebook reader initiative in K-12 public education, including digital textbooks, newspapers, and novels.
  • Jacob Lewis, co-founder and CEO of Figment, who will discuss how technology enables communities of readers and writers to be participants in the life of a story. Lewis will frame his discussion around the Japanese cell phone novel phenomenon and has lots of information about digital and mobile reading habits and preferences of teens.
  • iDrakula author Bekka Black, who will join the panel via Skype and is going to cover why she wrote iDrakula so it would look as if the reader were reading the story on stolen cell phones, how she got the idea for the novel, and how it ended up being available in a variety of formats and for a variety of platforms.

On Monday, June 24, from 10:30 to noon, YALSA is sponsoring the program titled, Trends in YA Services: Using Mobile Devices to Serve Teens. The focus of this program is on how libraries are meeting the needs of teens using mobile devices. The panel of speakers is made up of:

  • Jennifer Velasquez, Coordinator of Teen Services for the San Antonio Public Library System, who will start the program with a portrait of how teens are using mobile devices.
  • Students at the Patrick F. Taylor Science Academy, Enjoli Gilbert and Courtney Beamer, who will talk about how they use mobile devices as a part of their daily lives and will discuss ways in which librarians might use the devices in order to work with teens successfully.
  • Kerrilyn Hurley, Young Adult Librarian at the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley (NY) Community Library, who will cover the ways in which she connects with teens no matter where they are by using mobile technologies.
  • Renee McGrath, Manager of Youth Services at the Nassau Library System in Uniondale, NY, will discuss development of a mobile site for providing access to booklists for teens.
  • The NYC Haunts project is the topic that Jack Martin, Assistant Director of Public Programs/Lifelong Learning for Children, Teens and Families at The New York Public Library, will cover. This program gives teens the chance to research important places in New York City and then use iPads and the Scavngr platform to take part in a mobile scavenger hunt.

Each program is going to be full of useful content and attendees

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17. Youth Media & Marketing Jobs: MTV & VH1 Digital, Chronicle Books, Yabber Magazine

Today we bring you our weekly sampler of the cool youth media and marketing gigs. If your company has an open position in the youth media or marketing space, we encourage you to join the Ypulse LinkedIn group, if you haven’t yet, and post there... Read the rest of this post

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18. rgz Newsflash: Win a Kindle!


This just in from our beloved iheartdaily.

"We've teamed up with our fine friends at Figment for the  Books of 2011 Contest where you have a chance to win a Kindle loaded with each of our five favorite books of the year -- that's 10 books!

Here is your mission, if you wish to accept it: Write a review of your favorite book published in 2011. Submit your entry by December 16 at 11:59 p.m ET. Help choose the top 10 finalists by voting for your favorite entries. The finalists will be read and judged by I Heart Daily's very own Melissa Walker, author of Small Town Sinners and four other young-adult novels.

How to enter:

1. Read the full rules here
2. Sign up for Figment
3. 
Write a review of your favorite book published in 2011, of no more than 300 words, and press “Publish Now"
4. In the details tab, tag your story iheartdailybooks
5. Wait the 2 hours it sometimes takes to see your piece appear below"


How perfect is that, readergirlz? Get those submissions in. Happy holidays!

LorieAnncard2010small.jpg image by readergirlz
19. Ypulse Essentials: Zynga & Hasbro Team Up, Take A Parent To Work Day?, ‘The Vow’ To Wow At The Box Office

In a total game changer for the worlds of toys and technology (Hasbro and Zynga have teamed up to make toys and board games based on Zynga’s popular online video games. Starting with Words With Friends, the partnership will also see FarmVille,... Read the rest of this post

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