Read For Pixels: About The Campaign

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About Read For Pixels

The Read For Pixels campaign featuring live Google Hangout Readings with award-winning bestselling authors in support of the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign which aims to raise US$1 million in aid of The Pixel Project. “Read For Pixels” runs twice a year:

  • Our International Women’s Day Edition in March putting female authors in the spotlight.
  • Our annual standard edition in September featuring a mix of male and female authors.

Every campaign features live “Read For Pixels” Google Hangout sessions which will take place on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout the campaign month at the rate of 1 session per day. Each session will feature an author reading from one of their books and discussing why they support ending violence against women, their writing, and women in the media and popular culture. Each session also includes a live moderated Q&A session for fans and book lovers.

Our upcoming International Women’s Day Edition in March 2017 will feature Christopher Golden, Dan Wells, Gregg Hurwitz, Josephine Angelini, Martha Wells, Max Gladstone, Steven Erikson, Susan Dennard, Tami Hoag, Victoria (V.E.) Schwab, and Veronica Rossi.

Learn more about current/upcoming Read For Pixels authors here.

Read For Pixels alumni include Andrea Cremer, Alexandra Monir, Alexandra Sokoloff, Alyson Noel, Charlaine Harris, Christina Lauren, Christopher Golden, Chuck Wendig, Cinda Williams Chima, Claudia Gray, Colleen Houck, Colleen Gleason, Cornelia Funke, Dan Wells, Darynda Jones, Delilah S. Dawson, Diane Chamberlain, Ellen Hopkins,Elizabeth Bear, Gregg Hurwitz, Guy Gavriel Kay, Isaac Marion, Jacqueline Carey, Jane Green, Jasper Fforde, Jaye Wells, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Jim C. Hines, Joe Hill, Jonathan Maberry, Josephine Angelini, Kami Garcia, Kate Elliott, Kelley Armstrong, Keri Arthur, Kevin Hearne, Kimberly Derting, Lauren Beukes, Laurie R. King, Lee Child, Leigh Bardugo, Lois McMaster Bujold, Martha Wells, Martina Boone, Max Gladstone, Meg Cabot, Nalini Singh, Rachel Vincent, Rick Yancey, Robert J. Sawyer, Sarah J. Maas, Scott Sigler, Seanan McGuire, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Steven Erikson, Susan Dennard, Tad Williams, Tami Hoag, Tamora Pierce, V.E. Schwab, Veronica Rossi, and Yasmine Galenorn.

Learn more about them via our Read For Pixels Author Alumni page here.

Google Hangout dates and times are released approximately 4 – 6 weeks ahead of each campaign.

We also run special standalone online events and fundraisers in collaboration with authors. For example: in May 2014, we held a 2-week Drabble fundraiser together with Guy Gavriel Kay.

Exclusive Author Goodies for a Great Cause

All participating authors have generously donated a range of goodies to help raise funds for the Pixel Reveal campaign including exclusive 1-to-1 Skype chats for fans and book clubs, signed first editions or special editions of their books, exclusive stories and poems, a critique session for work submitted by budding authors, special Read For Pixels swag packs, a chance to be a minor character in the author’s next novel, and more. Additional goodies come courtesy of various publishers and bestselling authors who are unable to attend a live Google Hangout with us.

Fans, book lovers, and supporters are encouraged to donate to the Pixel Reveal campaign to collectively reveal the first Celebrity Male Role Model in the Celebrity Male Role Model Pixel Reveal campaign. Donations begin at as low as US$5 and all donors will receive one of the author goodies as a “Thank You” gift. The type of “Thank You” gift received by the donor depends on the donation amount.

The fundraising pages are open for 6 weeks during the campaign.

Updates for upcoming Read For Pixels fundraisers are released periodically during the month leading up to the kick-off of the campaign. To follow updates about the goodies and fundraising pages, go to:

http://reveal.thepixelproject.net/voices-and-videos/read-for-pixels/fundraising-with-authors/