Every day hundreds of young men and women enlist to serve in the United States military. These brave men and women proudly protect us, our country, and the freedoms that we possess. While their service does not go unnoticed, it’s important that we continue to support them as much as we can, in any way possible.
Did you know that books are the most requested item by troops serving overseas and returning veterans? This may come as a surprise, but it’s very true, and a really big deal, considering if you’re reading this, you are probably an author or know someone who is.
The Indie Book Collective and a host of other independent authors go above and beyond to help get our troops the books that they want…for free! Because it is their work that allows us to continue to do what we do and to grow in world of indie authorship.In 2011 on Memorial Day, Blog Tour de Troops was born. With over thirty participating authors and hundreds of readers, it was a huge success! Like many of our blog tours, readers hopped from blog to blog, left comments, and earned the chance to win many great prizes.
The fabulous Indie Authors that participated donated one book per comment left from readers to the troops for FREE! Many authors even donate an unlimited number of books to the troops. Any service man or woman who wanted a book got one.
Due to overwhelming success of the Memorial Day event, the Indie Book Collective decided to do it again on Veterans Day Weekend. This time over seventy-five authors participated and hundreds of books were once again donated to the troops.
And these are some pretty great books brought to the authors by over seventy-five great authors. We’re talking about up and coming titles, award-winning titles, and bestsellers!
Giving back to the men and women who are currently serving our country and the ones who have done it before is what Blog Tour de Troops is all about. We also take that opportunity to gift brand new Kindles to service members.
Recently, we received an email from a very lucky service woman is serving overseas. She was lucky enough to be gifted one of the Kindles and wrote us to express her gratitude. Receiving a Kindle was a huge deal for her since she is constantly on the move and books take up a lot of space and are hard to travel with. Her Kindle offers her more than just convenience. The small gesture showed her that there are many people here that care and support what she’s doing for her country and always will.
Please spread the word and shout it from the roof tops about Blog Tour de Troops because it will be here faster than you know it. Join us for the annual Veterans Day Blog Tour de Troops blog hop this November. It will be a spectacular event and will continue to get better every year.Hope to see you there!