BookCon Read-A-Thon

30+ authors. 8+ hours. One great cause. Please join the first-ever BookCon Read-A-Thon from the comfort of your desktops and smartphones to enjoy readings and presentations from many of your favorite authors across all genres. Throughout the event we’ll ask for – but not require – donations to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation’s (BINC) Save Indie Bookstores campaign. Your gift will go toward helping hundreds of indie bookstores across the country replace lost sales, keep employees on the payroll, cover employees’ insurance premiums, and pay rent, utilities, and monthly bills.

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Watch / login on April 11 here:

The line-up (all times EDT):
12pm-12:15pm: Introduction and welcome by BookCon and BINC teams
12:15pm-12:30pm: Lamar Giles (Not So Pure and Simple)
12:30pm-12:45pm: Andrew Eliopulos (The Fascinators)
12:45pm-1pm: Kacen Callendar (Felix Ever After)
1pm-1:15pm: Justina Ireland (Deathless Divide)
1:15pm-1:30pm: Justin Reynolds (Early Departures)
1:30pm-1:45pm: Becky Albertalli & Aisha Saeed (Yes No Maybe So)
1:45pm-2pm: Tobly McSmith (Stay Gold)
2pm-2:15pm: Tahereh Mafi (Imagine Me)
2:15pm-2:30pm: Layton Green (Genesis)
2:30pm-2:45pm: Marie Lu (The Kingdom of Back)
2:45pm-3pm: Zan Romanoff (Look)
3pm-3:15pm: Melissa de la Cruz (The Queen’s Assassin)
3:15pm-3:30pm: Cameron Lund (The Best Laid Plans)
3:30pm-3:45pm: Laurie Halse Anderson (Shout)
3:45pm-4pm: Ransom Riggs (The Conference of the Birds)
4pm-4:15pm: Soman Chainani (The School for Good and Evil)
4:15pm-4:30pm: Shaun David Hutchinson (The State of Us)
4:30pm-4:45pm: Victoria Aveyard (Broken Throne)
4:45pm-5pm: Kelly Yang
5pm-5:15pm: Julian Winter (The Summer of Everything)
5:15pm-5:30pm: Lilah Suzanne (Tack and Jibe)
5:30pm-5:45pm: Makenzie Campbell (Nineteen)
5:45pm-6pm: Emily Juniper (A Strangely Wrapped Gift)
6pm-6:15pm: Hannah Templer (Cosmoknights, GLOW)
6:15pm-6:30pm: Nick Tapalansky and Kate Glasheen (A Radical Shift of Gravity)
6:30pm-6:45pm: Adam Silvera (Infinity Son)
6:45pm-7pm: Joe Hill (Locke and Key)
7pm-7:15pm: Benjamin Oliver (The Loop)
7:15pm-7:30pm: Jennifer Donnelly (Stepsister)
7:30pm-7:45pm: Claribel Ortega (Ghost Squad)
7:45pm-8pm: Ally Carter (Dear Ally)
8pm-8:15pm: Jennifer Nielsen (The Ascendance series)
8:15pm-8:30pm: Lucas Rocha (Where We Go From Here)

*The line-up is subject to change

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***Even though you will watch this event at, there’s a tiny chance that bandwidth issues may require this event to move over to Zoom. If that happens, we will share a Zoom link for participation. If watching via Zoom from a smartphone, the Zoom app must be downloaded.

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