Host an Engagement Party
Give your friends a sneak preview of The Engagement with a new-style book party/salon/fundraiser hybrid made just for these pandemic times.
Invite your friends, loved ones, colleagues and anyone you want to impress to meet Sasha Issenberg and hear about his new book in a private session before he does any media interviews or book-tour-style events elsewhere. Your attendees will receive their choice of a signed hardcover copy or Kindle version of The Engagement soon as it is published, and raise money for your favorite charity and support a local bookstore when they are most in need of a boost.
Here’s how it works:
1. Select a local bookstore you want to support. All the book sales for the event will be purchased through your preferred shop, delivering crucial business at a tough time.
2. Pick a charity to benefit from the fundraiser. (Any non-profit public charity will work.) We expect to set tickets at $50 for those who choose the signed hardcover and at $30 for those who select Kindle, but can increase either or both to raise more proceeds for charity. If you care a lot more about helping the charity than your local bookstore, we can be sure to order the hardcover books from Amazon or another discount retailer so as to maximize the donation.
3. We’ll find a date this spring and prepare an invitation to be sent to your guests. They’ll receive a message with information on the event and the cause you’re supporting, with a link to buy a ticket on the Evenbrite platform. Those who do will get Zoom log-in information for the event, and a package by mail including a signed nameplate — with the choice of having it personally inscribed. (Any party attendee, including those who have already pre-ordered their own copy, can have the book delivered as a gift and direct Sasha on how to inscribe it for the recipient.) Books will arrive directly from the bookstore on or around publication on June 1.
4. We’ll work together to figure out how best to structure the conversation for your crowd. Do you want a single interviewer to talk with Sasha or have it all open for Q&A from attendees? We would love for someone you know, from your community, to lead the discussion, but if no one comes to mind we can help to bring in a questioner — an expert in the subject or one of Sasha’s journalist-pals.