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Share the Journey: Release Your Books Project Details

Happy Mothers’ Day!

May you have a blessed day today, no matter where you are on your journey into Motherhood. (And by the way, check out Postpartum Progress today every hour on the hour for an open letter from a survivor or expert about Mom’s Mental Health. Yours truly is an author!)

Book ReleaseToday marks the launch of what I hope will be a very cool project, Share the Journey: Release Your Books.

I’ve just registered my four books at Book Crossing with plans of releasing them into the “wild” soon!

The books I’m releasing are:

The Hidden Feelings of Motherhood by Kathleen A. Kendall-Tackett, Ph.D

The Mother-to-Mother Postpartum Depression Support Book by Sandra Poulin

My Journey to Her World by Michael Lurie

The Lifter of My Head by Sue McRoberts

I’ll definitely be releasing more in the future as well!

Here’s how you can participate (read completely):

1) Register at Book Crossing.

2) Make sure to type in lauren-hale as the referral username during registration.

3) Register your book.

4) Be sure to write your BCID (Book Crossing ID) inside your book along with a brief message. Please include the following url with your message: http://unexpectedblessing.wordpress.com/release-your-books/ so those finding the books will know they are a part of this project.

5) Release the book.

6) Make sure to go back to Book Crossing to enter release details and change the status of your book to “Traveling”

7) Leave a comment on the Release your Book Project Page here with your book’s specific url @ book crossing.

8) Enjoy the good karma!Release your books button

Oh, and here’s a cool button you can put up on your blog to let others know you participate in the project.

If you can, be sure the button to the Release Your Books project page here at Sharing the Journey.

When promoting this, please use the tag Release Your Books. At Twitter, the hashtag should look like this: #releaseyourbooks.

I can’t wait to see where this goes!

Share the Journey: Release your books!

stack of booksI’m a member of a really cool site called BookCrossing. The entire premise of the site is to “set books free” and encourage open sharing of books across the world.

What does that mean? It means when you read a book that you really like, you then register it with Book Crossing to get a specific ID for that book. Then release the book into the “wild.” You can leave the book somewhere like a coffee shop, a doctor’s office, church, restaurant, etc. The next person who finds the book will hopefully sign into Book Crossing and let you know where your book has landed.

Today I got my monthly update from them and BAM! Brilliance!

This Sunday, I’ll be posting instructions on the start of a very cool project.

The Share the Journey Book Release.

I’ll be encouraging all of you to release your favorite Postpartum book into the “wild” so that it might help another mom or family.

I’d type up the whole project right now but frankly my eyes keep closing and I think I’m heading for bed. It’s not even 9p here!

So keep an eye on my blog this Sunday for details.

Oh, and BookCrossing is TOTALLY free. Obviously you have to register (and Sunday’s post will include my name so you can mention me as a referrer so we’ll all be linked!) They have fancy labels you can buy but a cheap Bic pen and a few words in the front of the book are just as good.

I’m so excited!!!!