Monday, October 29, 2012

An Invitation And A Milestone

Gateway to Riffle
Ever had one of those days when there’s a lot going on and you’re not sure which way to turn first? Well, I kind of feel like that today. I have a couple of things to share with you so I’ll try to keep it brief.

First, I want to extend an invitation to each and everyone of y’all to join me at Riffle, a great new way to find out about books. I’ll give you a bit of background how I came to be involved with Riffle and then the link to join me. Let me stress now that the link will only be good for three days (Oct. 29, 30, and 31). More on that in a minute. 

Some time back I was contacted by Alexandra Israel about a new project that was about to take off through Facebook. Many of you may remember Alexandra when she was a publicist at Penguin Book Group. She is now associated with Odyl, a New York based start-up and Facebook Preferred Developer that has helped many authors and all the ‘big six’ publishers connect with massive amounts of readers on Facebook. In fact, their tech supports the pages of many #1 NYT bestselling authors. 

Alexandra invited me to be a part of Riffle as it got underway. I was delighted to give it a try. I’m always eager to participate in any activity that deals with sharing and finding new books to read.

To be truthful with you, I’m still learning how Riffle works. But so far, I’ve been having fun setting everything up and getting acquainted with others participating.

riffleHomeRiffle just went live this past week. It continues to be invite-only as Odyl builds new features. However, since I participated in the beta period I have been given an advance invite code for all of you to use. With this link you will automatically enter Riffle and be able to start following lists and recommendations of wonderful books.

This exclusive access period for you to join Riffle is for three days only - today, tomorrow and Wednesday (Oct. 29th through Oct. 31st). This was set to coincide with a Publishers Weekly article about Riffle that is due to run today (Monday, Oct. 29).

To gain access to Riffle, simply click on the following link:

Once there, set up your own account and begin enjoying Riffle. I hope y’all will join me and we can learn more about this intriguing new program together. Besides, who doesn’t want to learn about more books?

If you’re already a member of Riffle, please share your experience with us. What do you like about it? What do you not like about it? You know, the 20 questions you ask when you’re curious about something.

Meanwhile, the milestone mentioned in the header is a bit of history (so to speak) I never imaged I’d see. Today’s blog marks the 1,000 post I’ve published at Thoughts in Progress. Not really that major of an accomplishment for those who have been blogging a long time and/or blog every day. But for a non-tech person like me, I was surprised I reached it. Thank you all for making it possible.

Please join me tomorrow when author Carolyn Hart visits with her latest release, WHAT THE CAT SAW. Also, be sure to give Riffle a try and stop by to say hi there as well. Thanks so much for stopping by Thoughts today.


  1. Congratulations on your 1000th post! That's a huge milestone! I've discovered so many wonderful books through your blog.

  2. Mason - Congratulations on your 1000th post! That's quite a milestone. And please, keep posting; I love your blog. Also thanks for the news about Riffle!


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