1. Why is The Pixel Project organising a blog tour for the Giving The Devil His Due charity anthology?
The Pixel Project is organising this blog tour to:
- Use Giving The Devil His Due to start conversations worldwide about violence against women (VAW)
- Raise awareness about VAW during Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April 2022 among book and fandom communities.
2. What is the goal of this blog tour?
The goal of this blog tour is to get as many people writing and talking about the anthology and the importance of stopping VAW as possible so that victims and survivors will realise that they are not alone and that help is out there.
3. Who is eligible to join this blog tour?
All book bloggers and vloggers who are interested in supporting women’s human rights and efforts to stop VAW are eligible to join this blog tour.
4. I am not a book blogger but I blog about pop culture or run a feminist blog or I am an author who blogs. Can I still take part?
Yes, we also welcome pop culture and feminist bloggers as well as authors who blog.
5. I am not a traditional blogger. I am a BookTuber/Instagrammer/TikTokker. Can I still take part?
Yes, Booktubers, Instagrammers, TikTokkers, and podcasters are welcome to join the blog tour.
6. I am a book blogger but I am not based in the U.S. Am I still eligible?
Yes, participants from across the world are welcome to join the blog tour.
7. What is Giving The Devil His Due about?
Giving The Devil His Due showcases stories where The Twilight Zone meets Promising Young Woman as men who abuse and murder women meet their comeuppance in uncanny ways. Edited by Rebecca Brewer, the anthology features sixteen major names and rising stars in Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror including Angela Yuriko Smith, Christina Henry, Dana Cameron, Errick Nunnally, Hillary Monahan, Jason Sanford, Kaaron Warren, Kelley Armstrong, Kenesha Williams, Leanna Renee Hieber, Lee Murray, Linda D. Addison, Nicholas Kaufmann, Nisi Shawl, Peter Tieryas, and Stephen Graham Jones.
The book includes resources for victims and survivors of VAW worldwide, making it a valuable tool for getting life-saving information to domestic violence victims still under their abuser’s control or rape survivors who are too ashamed to ask for help.
100% of the net proceeds from the sales of the anthology will go towards supporting The Pixel Project’s anti-violence against women work.
You can learn more about Giving The Devil His Due here.
8. How will The Pixel Project help boost the signal for my blog/YouTube channel/Instagram account/TikTok account/podcast if I sign up for the blog tour?
During the blog tour, The Pixel Project will publish a weekly round-up of submitted blog posts and also set up a special page with a collection of links to all submitted blog posts at the end of April. We will highlight these to our 75,000-strong social media communities.
The anthology authors will also boost the signal by sharing them with their readers and fandoms via social media.
9. Will I get paid for publishing/broadcasting my post and/or interview about the anthology?
No. This is because this blog tour is a voluntary event/activity for bloggers, vloggers, podcasters et al to support The Pixel Project’s work and Sexual Assault Awareness Month.
Signing Up for the Blog Tour
1. How do I sign up for the blog tour?
You can sign up for the blog tour via the online sign-up sheet.
2. After I sign up for the blog tour, what happens next?
After we have received your details via the blog tour sign-up sheet, we will get back to you within one (1) week (7 days) to confirm receipt.
When we get back to you, we will provide you with a Giving The Devil His Due blog tour pack comprising:
- an e-copy of the anthology in the format of the participant’s choice (ePUB, PDF or Mobi)
- guidelines for participants
- an anti-VAW information toolkit
- a selection of accompanying book visuals.
3. What is the deadline for signing up for the blog tour?
The deadline for signing up for the blog tour is 11.59pm Pacific (Los Angeles) Time, 10 April 2022.
4. Why does the sign-up sheet require me to select a particular week in April 2022 for publishing my blog post?
We ask that participants choose a specific week in April 2022 so that:
- We will know in advance who we will be including in that week’s weekly blog tour round-up post.
- We will be able to send the participants updates in a timely manner.
5. I don’t have a copy of Giving The Devil His Due. Will you provide me with one?
Yes, we will automatically provide all blog tour participants with an e-copy of the anthology in the format of the participant’s choice (ePUB, PDF or Mobi) as part of the blog tour pack.
6. I prefer a paperback copy of Giving The Devil His Due. Can you provide me with that?
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide a paperback copy of Giving The Devil His Due to participants.
1. Must my post be a written blog post?
Book bloggers who sign up for the tour are welcome to participate in their preferred format which may include (and is not limited to):
- A blog review or book spotlight of the anthology
- A YouTube, Instagram, or TikTok review or spotlight about the anthology
- A blog interview with one of the anthology authors
- Using the anthology as a starting point for sharing their survivor story
- Using the anthology as a starting point for share their thoughts about stopping sexual harassment/assault and Sexual Assault Awareness Month
2. Is there a required length (number of words or duration) for my post?
No. Just write/record what is comfortable for you.
3. What is the deadline for publishing my blog/social media post?
When you sign up for the blog tour, we ask that you choose one of the four weeks in April to publish your blog post and that you stick to publishing your post that week.
However, life happens so if your blog post is delayed for any reason, you have until the hard deadline of 30 April 2022 to post your review/spotlight/interview regarding the anthology.
4. Must I only publish my blog post during April?
Yes, your blog post/video review/Instagram post/podcast must be published or broadcast during April 2022 because this blog tour is focused on raising awareness about VAW during Sexual Assault Awareness Month through book reviews and social media spotlights featuring Giving The Devil His Due.
5. How do I submit my blog tour post?
We have set up a submission form for participants to upload the link to your blog post/YouTube video/TikTok video/Instagram post/podcast.
The submission link will be available in the blog tour pack guidelines sheet given to all participants.
1. How do I book a short interview with one of the anthology authors?
For participants interested in doing an author interview about the book, there are a limited number of interview slots with selected anthology authors which are available upon request. These are granted to participants on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants will be able to request for an interview when they fill in the sign-up sheet.
2. When will the interview with the anthology author take place?
Slots are limited and are on a first-come, first-served basis, so the sooner you sign up, the sooner we can notify the author and get the interview set up.
As the blog tour begins on 1 April 2022, we strongly recommend that participants interested in interviewing an author about the anthology make their interview request early so that the interview can be completed before April.
3. What format will the author interview take?
All authors are happy to do a written interview of 3 – 5 questions for bloggers.
For vloggers and podcasters who need a video or recorded interview, please include this request in the “Any other information” section of the sign-up sheet and we will check with the author concerned.
4. Why is the anthology author I wish to interview not available for interview?
Some anthology authors may be unavailable for interview due to deadlines or personal circumstances during the February – April 2022 period.
1. I have a copy of Giving The Devil His Due. Can the authors sign it for me?
A number of the anthology authors are able to sign and send a special limited edition Giving The Devil His Due bookplate to readers who purchase a copy.
To request for one, check out the bookplate initiative page.
3. Where can I learn more about The Pixel Project?
You can learn more about us and the anti-violence against women work that we do at www.thepixelproject.net.
4. I did not know there was such an event as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Where can I learn more about it?
You can learn more about Sexual Assault Awareness Month here.