So, it's International Women's Day and we women are supposed to go on strike (unless, of course, we work for ourselves) to show the world just how much they need us and how much we do.
With the international spotlight on women and work today (and the global lack of pay equity, let alone lack of respect), I spent some extra time reading newspapers and blogs about how various companies were covering and celebrating the day. Although it was charming to see that some female-centric websites (such as Jezebel) were leaving reporting to their male colleagues for the day, or repurposing already-written material, I found myself asking, "what would I want for International Women's Day?" Now besides real world peace, and affordable health care (thank you for leading, Justin Trudeau), what I'd really like from all the places that make their fortunes off of my work, is something wonderful for FREE. Just a little bit of what comes around, goes around, a spin on the karma wheel. I'd like an extra issue of O Magazine as a loyal subscriber (if I wrote in today), or free shipping from the places I order from, or maybe some free dessert or even fruit from the supermarket where I shop most often.
Ideally, though, it would be super awesome if I could get something that was affirming and empowering for FREE on International Women's Day.
In light of this personal revelation, I decided that I had the power, as the Publisher of Riverdale Avenue Books, to put my money where my mouth is, so to speak, so we are giving away a downloadable copy of the ebook SMOKE DRINK F*#K by Esme Oliver all day through midnight, PST. (It's the riveting story of a 40-something year old who goes to Italy to SMOKE DRINK F*#K after a break-up, and finds herself!) Right now, you can download it on our website at riverdaleavebooks.com, and it should soon be free on nook, kobo, and hopefully, Amazon.