AusReading Month 2020: Promotion

In it’s 8th year, AusReading Month is hosted by Brona’s Books. This year the posting themes are Celebration, Anticipation and Promotion.

View my Celebration post and my Anticipation posts


One of the silver linings of the pandemic is the way in which book and author events have moved online, granting readers an unprecedented level of access to the publishing world.

I was able to ‘attend’ The International Edinburgh Book Festival, and The Library of Congress National Book Festival, I’ve been to book launches with a variety authors from all over the world, I’ve taken part in Q&A’s, and watched lots of interviews.

Verushka at Pop.Edit.Lit alerted me to an upcoming event featuring both Australian and international guests she is helping to organise, and I thought I’d take this opportunity to share it with you since it starts tomorrow!

The Read3r’z Re-Vu Virtual Book Festival will include a collection of different panels that will run from 22 November to 6 December. There are romance, crime, fantasy, cosplay panels and even a poetry slam!

All events are FREE but you must book your ticket. It’s easy, just visit the Linktree, click on the panel you are interested in attending, and register.

NOTE: Times are Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time, you can use or similar to convert time zones if needed

Read3r’z Re-Vu Virtual Book Festival Schedule of Events


22 November, 7:30pm, Zoom: Indie authors panel with guests Alysha King, G.R. Thomas, Serene Conneeley discussing their experiences as Indie authors, their published work and road to publication.

24 November, 1pm, Instagram: Live cross Q&A with author Lani Forbes author of ‘The Seventh Sun’ and upcoming release ‘The Jade Bones’ Lani will be crossing live to us via Instagram from Idaho, U.S.

25 November, 7pm, Zoom: Romance writer’s spotlight with guests Sally Thorne and Amanda Bouchet discussing their writing experience in romance (Amanda branching out into fantasy), their published works and their tips for writers.

27 November, 7pm, Zoom: Cosplay Delights – presented by members of Read3r’z Re-Vu: Crystal Oros and James Woodley of Axious Industries and Cosplay enthusiast Melinda Mandla A session for all to learn about cosplay design, process, cosplay props and inspirations.

28 November, 4pm, Zoom: Diversity in Books with bloggers Annie McCann, Maisie Louise Dickson and Ally Gil discussing importance of diversity in books, reviewing books with diverse voices and importance of wide reading with reading recommendations.

29 November, 7pm, Zoom: Poetry slam – open mic night with all poets to share their poems – max. 3min per poem.

30 November, 6:30pm, Zoom: Book release celebrations with authors Kate Forsyth and Belinda Murrell celebrating the release of their new book “Searching for Charlotte”. Annie to moderate

1 December, 7pm, Instagram: Live Q&A with comic artist Queenie Chan discussing the process of publishing comics and graphic novels: illustration, design and creativity + Queenie’s experience as a guest at major conventions and tips for rising artists.

2 December, 7pm, Zoom: Book launch celebrations with author Sam Hawke – celebrating the release of her second book of her Poison War series: ‘Hollow Empire’.

4 December, 7pm, Zoom: An evening with Sulari Gentill and Emma Viskic discussing their books and writing experience, awards and upcoming releases.

5 December, 12:30pm, Zoom: Crime writer’s spotlight guests Benjamin Stevenson, Sharon Doering and Chris Hammer – discussing their writing experience in crime, their published works and tips for writers.

6 December, 10am, Zoom: YA Fantasy special with guest authors from the U.S including Maria V. Snyder and Neal Shusterman discussing published works, writing fantasy, their tips for writers.


Remember, All events are FREE but you must book your ticket. It’s easy, just visit the Linktree, click on the panel you are interested in attending, and register.

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Carol
    Nov 21, 2020 @ 11:00:55

    I hope some of these online events will continue. I was able to attend an online Backman event recently when I’ve never been able to get a ticket to an in person event before! 🙌

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  2. sandysbookaday
    Nov 21, 2020 @ 13:46:44

    Great idea Shelleyrae! Unfortunately, I am back to work tomorrow…☹

    Liked by 1 person


  3. sandysbookaday
    Nov 21, 2020 @ 16:22:45

    I work in a Club, so yes, sometimes. It’s hard to plan ahead because if someone calls in sick, or doesn’t turn up for work, I’m it. Might have to play this by ear.

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  4. Verushka, an editor (@SydneyEditor1)
    Nov 21, 2020 @ 19:17:28

    Thank you Shelley for this wonderful post! I’m so excited our little festival is kicking off tomorrow, and hope to see everyone there!

    Liked by 1 person


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