Two weeks ago I began what I was confident would become a nationwide movement: The Boycott Celebrity Children’s Book Association (BCCBA).
While I am delighted to report that many of the regular commenters on this blog are now active members of this fine organization, the “nationwide movement” thing still eludes me.
Fortunately, the always charming Vanessa “Candy” Chapman came up with a possible reason for this: the Association’s acronym sounds more like an answer key to a multiple-choice quiz than the name of a powerful social movement.
Vanessa’s idea was wise.
Then Vanessa suggested the acronym, CRAP – and, well, that didn’t quite do it for me. Even when the equally charming Anne Woodman seconded the CRAP idea by suggesting it could stand for “Celebrity Resistance and Avoidance Project,” I was unmoved.
You see, the problem I have with CRAP, or any negative-sounding acronym, is that it sends a mixed message:
See what I mean? The reason why I started BCCBA was so people would STOP supporting crap.
But, hey, acronyms are tricky.
They are so tricky, in fact, that a really good one might be worth…wait for it… a free copy of my book, Sarah Gives Thanks!
“Wait,” you might be saying, “is that the book that’s so popular it’s going into its second printing?”
YES, THAT’S THE ONE!
Don’t delay! Suggest a new, snappy acronym in the comments section. The best one (as determined by a panel of judges) will receive a signed, first edition of Sarah Gives Thanks!
But wait there’s more! The winner will also be offered the co-presidency of the soon-to-be-renamed BCCBA! (That executive title, by the way, is suitable for any resume.)
The contest will be closed on October 31. So put your thinking caps on! Enter early and often! Spread the word!