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Readergirlz Launches rgz TV on YouTube

August 20th, 2008 (07:28 am)

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rgz tv enlivens literacy by creating a visual connection between authors and readers

August 20, 2008 (Seattle, Wash.)-Teen readers worldwide can watch author interviews at rgz tv on a new YouTube channel -- http://www.youtube.com/readergirlz.

"Launching rgz tv is the natural next step for readergirlz since we know readers want face-to-face contact with authors, and not all readers have the ability to attend author readings,” says co-founder Justina Chen Headley. “Now they can connect, right in front of their computer."

rgz tv is broadcasting interviews with Rachel Cohn, Jay Asher, Sonya Sones and Paula Yoo. The uploaded videos have been shot and edited by the readergirlz founders and members of the postergirlz.

"I loved covering the Stephenie Meyer Breaking Dawn Concert for rgz tv,” says co-founder Lorie Ann Grover. “Now everyone can access the amazing moment!"

readergirlz invites avid readers, librarians, and booksellers to be rgz correspondents. When a favorite young-adult author visits a local library, school or bookstore, you can shoot a 2- to 3-minute video like the ones on the readergirlz channel. Upload it to YouTube and send an e-mail to divas@readergirlz.com. The rgz correspondent will receive a FREE, limited-edition readergirlz button.

About readergirlz

readergirlz is the foremost online book community for teen girls, led by four critically acclaimed YA authors - Dia Calhoun (Avielle of Rhia), Lorie Ann Grover (On Pointe), Justina Chen Headley (Girl Overboard), and Mitali Perkins (First Daughter: White House Rules). The postergirlz are the teen-lit advisory council of bloggers for readergirlz, led by Little Willow. They include Miss Erin, Jackie Parker, HipWriterMama, and teen reader Alexia.

To promote teen literacy and leadership in girls, readergirlz features a different YA novel and corresponding community service project every month. For more information about readergirlz, please visit http://www.readergirlz.com and www.myspace.com/readergirlz, or contact divas@readergirlz.com.

copyright 2008 readergirlz

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Posted by: Jackson Pearce (watchmebe)
Posted at: August 20th, 2008 03:18 pm (UTC)

Very cool-- I subscribed :)

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: August 20th, 2008 03:24 pm (UTC)

AWESOME. Thank you!

Posted by: lizgallagher (lizgallagher)
Posted at: August 20th, 2008 04:18 pm (UTC)

Awesome. I was wondering about the tv when I got a new rgz flair sent to me on Facebook! Now I know. I've been considering getting a video camera, and this just might be the time to do it -- about to get together a bunch of Seattle YA writers for a lil meet n greet, so will have interviewees on hand!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: August 20th, 2008 09:31 pm (UTC)

That would be fantastic! I look forward to seeing what you create.

Posted by: lizgallagher (lizgallagher)
Posted at: August 20th, 2008 04:21 pm (UTC)

Actually, there will likely be actual readergirlz divas and friends (woo, Holly Cupala's new book deal!) at the Seattle thing that I'm hoping to put together! Duh. Yay, group project.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: August 20th, 2008 09:30 pm (UTC)

EXCELLENT! Keep me posted, please! :)

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