About Read For Pixels Google Hangouts

The Read For Pixels campaign featuring live Google Hangout Readings with award-winning bestselling authors in support of The Pixel Project’s work to end violence against women runs twice a year:

  • Our International Women’s Day Edition in March putting female authors in the spotlight.
  • Our annual standard edition in September featuring a mix of male and female authors.

Every campaign features live “Read For Pixels” Google Hangout sessions which will take place on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout the campaign month at the rate of 1 session per day. Each session will feature an author reading from one of their books and discussing why they support ending violence against women, their writing, and women in the media and popular culture. Each session also includes a live moderated Q&A session for fans and book lovers.

Our upcoming International Women’s Day Edition in March 2019 will feature Alisha Rai, Alma Alexander, Brenda Jackson, Caroline Kepnes, Jen Williams, Jo Walton, Laura Anne Gilman, Leanna Renee Hieber, Lisa Shearin, Mary SanGiovanni, Molly Tanzer, Rebecca Roanhorse, S.A. Chakraborty, Sarah MacLean, and Victoria Dahl.

We will also be launching the first session of our first Read For Pixels Author Panel Hangouts series featuring acclaimed Fantasy authors and Read For Pixels alumni Martha Wells, Kate Elliott, and Jim C. Hines.

Read For Pixels alumni include Adrian Tchaikovsky, Alafair Burke, Aliette de Bodard, Alison Goodman, Andrea Cremer, Ann Aguirre, Alexandra Monir, Alexandra Sokoloff, Alyson Noel, Beverly Jenkins, Brandon Sanderson, Carrie Vaughn, Charlaine Harris, Charles de Lint, Christina Lauren, Christopher Golden, Chuck Wendig, Cinda Williams Chima, Claudia Gray, Colleen Houck, Colleen Gleason, Cornelia Funke, Dan Wells, Dana Cameron, Darynda Jones, David D. Levine, Delilah S. Dawson, Diane Chamberlain, Ellen Hopkins, Elizabeth Bear, Faith Hunter, Fonda Lee, Fran Wilde, Genevieve Valentine, Gregg Hurwitz, Guy Gavriel Kay, Isaac Marion, Jacqueline Carey, Jane Green, Jasper Fforde, Jay Kristoff, Jaye Wells, Jennifer L. Armentrout, Jim C. Hines, Jodi Meadows, Joe Hill, Jonathan Maberry, Josephine Angelini, Julie Czerneda, Juliet E. McKenna, Kami Garcia, Karen Chance, Karen Marie Moning, Karen Rose, Kass Morgan, Kate Elliott, Kelley Armstrong, Ken Liu, Kendare Blake, Keri Arthur, Kevin Hearne, Kimberly Derting, Kristen Britain, Kristin Cast, Laini Taylor, Lauren Beukes, Lauren Oliver, Laurie R. King, Lee Child, Leigh Bardugo, Lois McMaster Bujold, Lynn Flewelling, Marie Brennan, Martha Wells, Martina Boone, Max Gladstone, Meg Cabot, Michelle Hodkin, Michelle Sagara, Molly Harper, Nalini Singh, Paul Tremblay, P.C. Cast, Rachel Vincent, Rick Yancey, Richard K. Morgan, Robert J. Sawyer, Sara Raasch, Sarah Beth Durst, Sarah J. Maas, Scott Sigler, Seanan McGuire, Shannon Mayer, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Soman Chainani, Steven Erikson, Susan Dennard, Tad Williams, Tami Hoag, Tamora Pierce, Tananarive Due, Tessa Gratton V.E. Schwab, Veronica Rossi, Vicki Pettersson, and Yasmine Galenorn.

Learn more about them via our Read For Pixels Author Alumni page here.

Google Hangout dates and times are released approximately 4 – 6 weeks ahead of each campaign.

We also run special standalone online events and fundraisers in collaboration with authors. For example: in May 2014, we held a 2-week Drabble fundraiser together with Guy Gavriel Kay.

Exclusive Author Goodies for a Great Cause

All participating authors have generously donated a range of goodies to help raise funds for the Pixel Reveal campaign including exclusive 1-to-1 Skype chats for fans and book clubs, signed first editions or special editions of their books, exclusive stories and poems, a critique session for work submitted by budding authors, special Read For Pixels swag packs, a chance to be a minor character in the author’s next novel, and more. Additional goodies come courtesy of various publishers and bestselling authors who are unable to attend a live Google Hangout with us.

Fans, book lovers, and supporters are encouraged to donate to The Pixel Project. Donations begin at as low as US$5 and all donors will receive one of the author goodies as a “Thank You” gift. The type of “Thank You” gift received by the donor depends on the donation amount.

The fundraising pages are open for 6 weeks during the campaign.

Updates for upcoming Read For Pixels fundraisers are released periodically during the month leading up to the kick-off of the campaign. To follow updates about the goodies and fundraising pages, go to:

http://www.thepixelproject.net/community-buzz/read-for-pixels/fundraising-with-authors/