During the SWP2015 I decided I would bulk read as many of the entries as I could (I had previously been tied up with my own entry). The idea caught on and thus the JPRP was born! I decided it would be neat to carry it forward. Like many of you, I have countless serials on my bookshelf that I keep meaning to get round to but for one reason or another I just haven’t gotten there yet. The JPRP is a great chance to become familiar with different authors work and get through some of the titles that have been gathering virtual dust on your virtual bookshelf or even just get through more of a serial you haven’t finished yet.
With that in mind, I want to spread the word and get as many people as possible involved with the JPRP! To help that along I thought I would clarify exactly what the JPRP is and what you should do if you decide to join in.
Q. What is the JPRP?
A: Basically it is a mass global group reading session. Participants take the time to read through as many Jukepop serial chapters as they possibly can.
Q. Are there any rules?
A: Nope. Just read as much as you can and be sure to vote. If you feel so inclined, feedback is always appreciated but it isn’t mandatory.
Q: Is there a minimum amount I should read?
A: Absolutely not. Just read whatever you can, even if it’s only one chapter.
Q: Am I supposed to read specific serials or work by specific authors?
A: No. Read whatever serial tickles your fancy. I usually aim to get through a serial that has been on my bookshelf for a long time or one that I have fallen behind on, but you can choose whichever you like. It’s up to you.
Q: When is the JPRP?
A: The JPRP takes place on the last full week of every month, running from Monday-Sunday. There is no specific time to start. Just read what you can when you can.
Q: Why then?
A: Quite simply it is because it ties in with the JP30. The aim is to support authors on JP but also to give them a little boost. One or two extra votes can often mean the difference between second place and first place.
Q: Is it only JP authors who can participate? What if I don’t have a story published on JP?
A: No, you do not have to be an author to take part. Although most JP members are authors with work published on Jukepop, there are some who are content to read the vast catalogue of serials rather than submit their own work. All you need is to be registered on Jukepop and be willing to read. That’s it.
Q: Are there any prizes or incentives?
A: Only the satisfaction that you have helped and supported another human being. I am considering issuing an award for whoever reads the most chapters each month but it will not take effect until March’s JPRP.
Q: Is this an official Jukepop initiative?
A: This is something I am running to encourage support. It is not affiliated with Jukepop.
I hope this clears things up. If you have any further questions regarding the JPRP, please leave me a comment!