Sunday, 4 December 2011

2012 Go Indie Reading Challenge

Bookish Ardour is hosting a really great reading challenge for the new year called the Go Indie Reading Challenge. I think I will go middle ground and choose level Getting Into It and read 30 books.

Here's more info about the challenge:

This is our first year with the Go Indie challenge being brand spanking new and all.
What It’s All About

Do you love Indie/Self-Pub publishers and authors? Are you considering trying out Indie written novels, but need that motivation to get going? Then this challenge might just be what you’re looking for!

The Deets

The Main Rule: Read novels by self-published authors and Indie publishers.
Running Dates: 1st of January – 31st of December 2012
When Can I Sign Up: All the way up to the last two weeks of December!
Crossover Genres: Anything! As long as it’s Indie it doesn’t matter.
Mr Linky: To use the Mr Linky you’ll need to click on the graphic then enter your link. These will be updated and posted into this page every couple of weeks or so.
Further Details: Crossover challenges are fine, you can change levels at any time, this is eBook, short story, and graphic novel friendly, and you don’t need a blog to join in (read further for details).

The How To

Choose Your Level:These are listed further down and you can change levels at any time.

Sign Up Post: Create a post on your blog, in a group, or on a forum (only if allowed) to let others see what you’re aiming for (a predefined list of books is optional).
Link Up: Grab the direct URL to your sign up post, not your blog, click the Mr Linky graphic and enter your link!
Add the Banner: And the banner to your blog.
Blogless? Don’t worry, you can sign up with your social network profile (YouTube, Twitter, GoodReads, Shelfari included), just make sure you link to your review list, shelf, tweet, or category. If you don’t have any of those feel free to comment!


Your Reviews: Reviewing is optional, but greatly appreciated when it comes to indie novels! If you do review we’d love for you to share them, by submitting them on the Review Page (including social networks).
Finished: When you’re done it’s completion post time and you can share these on the Completion Post page!

Challenge Levels

Tentative– Choose 5 books to read
Having a Go – Choose 15 books to read
Getting Into It – Choose 30 books to read
Anti-Stigma – Choose 50 books to read
Won Over – Choose 75 books to read
Indie Lover – Choose between 76-135 books to read
Professionally What? – Choose between 136-200 books to read

Extra Challenges

If you feel like that extra kick to your reading challenges here’s a couple you can choose from.

World: Choose a country as your theme, reading only books from that country or where it’s the setting. For how high you go you can choose more than one country;
Level Tentative and Having a Go: Choose one country
Level Getting Into It and Anti-Stigma: Choose two countries
Level Won Over to end of Indie Lover: Choose three countries
Level Professionally What?: Choose four countries.
Gender Battle: Read books only by female or male authors. Another alternative is to read equal amounts of both.

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