We’re bringing sexy (read Snail Mail) back in fashion. In case you are wondering, you read that right the first time. 🙂
As most of you are aware, along with our love for books, it has been our endeavour to bring together book lovers and form a community where book discussions of all sorts can take place. One of the “complaints” we often get is that a number of our followers who live abroad are unable to participate in everything we do; they especially miss out on giveaways. So, we decided to come up with an idea that would break through all sorts of boundaries, and that idea is #TSBCPostcards.
It is as simple a concept as it can get, and all you have to do is the following:
- Interact with the many book lovers that are part of @TSBookClub. If you are new to #TSBC, you can get to know them by participating in the numerous discussions that happen all through the week (Details of the various hashtags can be found here).
- Ask one or two or maybe more #TSBC Book Friends for their addresses.
- Find postcards that are somewhat related to books or reading and send it to your TSBC Book Friends. It doesn’t matter whether they send you one back or not (although we think most people will); someone will definitely send you a postcard for sure.
- Recommend 5 must read books in the postcards you send. Consider recommending something that is different and books that you think your new found friend wouldn’t have read.
- #TSBCPostcards is an ongoing activity and there is no deadline or end-line for it. So whenever you decide to send your next round of postcards you can think of writing a favourite book quote, or maybe just something about a book you’ve read. The possibilities are endless.
- When you receive a #TSBCPostcard, do remember to tweet a picture of it with the hashtag, so that everyone who searches for the hashtag can see the postcards. Don’t forget to thank the sender
There are a few points to keep in mind when taking part:
- #TSBCPostcards is an activity that is in your hands. It is up to you to find people you want to send postcards to, and it is also up to you as to what kind of postcards you want to send. We are here to help RT or get people talking, but in the end YOU will have to make the effort to do everything.
- Please be careful about who you share your address with. Never share it in public tweets. We recommend getting to know the person a little better before sharing your personal information. Remember, we cannot help in this matter and YOU KNOW BEST and are the BEST JUDGE of this.
- While we all love to receive snail mail remember that half the fun is also in sending postcards. So do take the initiative to send a postcard, or 10 or more.
- Also, because this is Snail Mail, your stuff could get delayed or even lost. You simply have to be patient.
Now flex your fingers, beg, borrow, or steal (only from people who won’t say anything) some bookish postcards and get writing.
Remember to share #TSBCPostcards you get with us on twitter.