DailyLit Newsletter March 2009
- Message from the CEO
- DailyLit's Next Big Read — And the winner is...Edgar Allan Poe's 3 Short Reads
- New to DailyLit: James Patterson, Nelson DeMille and Seth Godin
- 50 Word Challenge — Write your own mini-saga
- New Twitter Integration
- Sponsorship Opportunities
Message from the CEO
Although I didn't grow up tweeting, linking or connecting, I'm having a blast using social media to make reading even more accessible and fun. I'm excited to announce the ability to link with Twitter so that you can share your experiences on DailyLit with your friends — oops, make that followers!
And speaking of sharing, I wanted to share what we've learned from our recent surveys (thanks again to all those who participated). Check out the responses here. We've been listening. In fact, for those of you who wanted more thrillers, we've just launched books by James Patterson and Nelson DeMille. And for those bucking for more free, newer titles, check out the one we just launched by bestselling author Seth Godin.
Founder and CEO
DailyLit's Big Read
Thanks to all of you who suggested authors for our next Big Read. And the winner is...drumroll please...Edgar Allan Poe. Given all his great works, we decided to go with three short reads: The Tell-Tale Heart; The Masque of the Red Death; and The Raven. You can read them FOR FREE on DailyLit via email or RSS or via Twitter (follow @DailyLitBigRead).
New to DailyLit
- Bestselling author James Patterson comes to DailyLit with Cross Country, an Alex Cross thriller, which begins with a brutal murder. The crime leads Alex on a search for the truth that is more dangerous than he could possibly have imagined. As a special offer, the first 100 people to start reading the book can read the entire novel for only $9.99. Everyone can TRY FOR FREE.
- Nelson DeMille, another bestselling author, joins DailyLit with The Gate House. DeMille's novel tells the story of John Sutter's return to Long Island, his former home, and his cheating ex-wife who killed the head of the local mafia family. Now that he's home again, he'll be lucky to get out alive. Everyone can TRY FOR FREE.
50 Word Challenge — Write your own mini-saga
I just finished reading Daniel Pink's A Whole New Mind (great book by the way), which explained that storytelling is essential for professional success and personal fulfillment. He offered this challenge: write a 50-word mini-saga, which is an extremely short story with a beginning, a middle, and an end. That's exactly 50 words (no more, no less). Take the challenge and get your creative juices flowing! Once you're done, post it here so we can all enjoy reading them. We're up for it. How about you?
New Twitter Integration
You can now connect your DailyLit profile to your Twitter account. With our new automatic tweeting system, your followers can now be kept up to date with what you're reading and discussing on DailyLit — and even help celebrate when you finish a book. To get started, head to DailyLit, log in with your username and password, and click on the "Link Your Profile to Twitter" link. We're all a-Twitter!
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