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Vote Now: START HERE, Vol. 2 Write-In Giveaway Finalists

Rebecca Joines Schinsky

Chief of Staff

Rebecca Joines Schinsky is the executive director of product and ecommerce at Riot New Media Group. She co-hosts All the Books! and the Book Riot Podcast. Follow her on Twitter: @rebeccaschinsky.

START HERE Vol. 2Here at Riot Central, we’re entering the home stretch of the Kickstarter campaign to publish the second book in our START HERE series, designed to help you read your way into authors you’ve always wanted to try but haven’t, because you didn’t know where to start.

Our mission is to make cool things with and for the Book Riot community, and we want you, our awesome readers, to have a hand in creating START HERE, Vol. 2. Last week, we invited you to submit your own chapters, and there were a bunch of knock-out entries. Y’all know your stuff!

We’ve narrowed the submissions down to these four. The winner will receive $50 to their favorite bookstore and will be considered for inclusion in START HERE, Vol. 2 when it’s published. Love the idea? Back START HERE, Vol. 2 on Kickstarter and vote for your favorite write-in finalist.

The winner of the Write-In Giveaway will be the one whose entry reposted on gets the most Facebook “likes” by 11:59PM EDT, Wednesday, May 22, 2013. The ONLY way to vote is to click the Facebook “Like” just above the text of your favorite finalist’s post on


Check ’em out, vote by clicking the Facebook “like” button on the one you love, and visit Kickstarter to back START HERE, Vol. 2.

Finalist #1: A guide to George Eliot, with the final destination of Middlemarch

Finalist #2: A guide to C.S. Lewis, with the final destination Letters to Children

Finalist #3: A guide to Haruki Murakami, with an unconventional approach to where to start

Finalist #4: A guide to Steven Johnson, with the final destination of Everything Bad is Good For You