24 December, 2012

2013 Reading Challenge: Indie-Fever!

Welcome to a 2013 Reading Challenge: Indie-Fever!
Or, more appropriately 'Read & Review Indie Books Challenge'

Ever since I have discovered this book review & blogging world, I have also discovered the "Indie-Authors". To be frank, quite a big percentage of my 2012 favourites were from Indie Authors. So I have come up with this challenge with the hope of promoting Indie Authors and their works.

How it works:
1. Read and Review as many Indie Books as possible during this year.
2. You do not have to be a blogger to participate. However, you have to post a review on some site in order to participate. It can be on Goodreads and/or Amazon and/or Barnes & Noble and/or Smashwords.
3. If you are a blogger link up your permalink to the review posts. If you aren't a blogger, then link up the permalink to your reviews from whichever site you have chosen to post the review on.
4. The books can overlap with other reading challenges.  
5. Books read may be any form (audio, print, e-book).
6. Post your links to your reviews each month to share with other participants.
7. The challenge runs from January 1, 2013 to December 1, 2013. Sign ups will be open till 30th November'2013

How To Sign-Up and Join In:
1. Choose a challenge level listed below.
2. Create a post on your blog, in a group, or on a forum (where possible) to let others see what you’re aiming for (a predefined list of Authors/Books is optional).
3. Grab the badge and place it in your sign up post. Then link back to b00k r3vi3ws.
4. Grab the direct URL to your sign up post, not your blog, click the Linky List and enter your link.
5. Once you review a book it would be great for you to share them by submitting them on the Review List.
7. When you’re done it’s completion post time and you can share these on the completion/wrap-up List.

Challenge Level:
Amateur : Choose to read & review 4 - 8 Indie Books
Lover     : Choose to read & review 9 - 16 Indie Books
Expert    : Choose to read & review 17 - 28  Indie Books
Fanatic   : Choose to read & review 28 or above  Indie Books

When talking about this challenge on Twitter, please use the hastag (#IndieFever). It makes it much easier to keep track of the conversations, answer questions and/or tweet back!

You can find the Linky to Post your reviews Here . Alternately you can click on the 'Indie Fever' badge on the right hand bar.

I will promote your reviews through facebook and twitter once you submit them in the Review List.

So what are you guys waiting for? Sign up now & Happy Reading!

32 comments:

  1. This is a brilliant idea! Keep me posted. Would love to take up this challenge! :)

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    1. Thanks Anukriti... You can sign up right now with a sign up post!

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    2. Indie authors are Indian authors?

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    3. No. Indie Authors are Independent Authors

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  2. I went through my 2012 list and counted 10 Indie authors for this year. (11 if I finish Preeti Gupta's "3 Chips on G-d" by the 31st - and yes, it is only coincidence that she happens to be Indian ...)

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    1. not bad when you realize I didn't pick up my first one until summertime ...

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    2. Not Bad at all! Hop on and Sign up Andrew!

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    3. Don't have a blog, so I just posted the commitment and a link to your web site on my FB page. IF there's something more I can do to adhere to the "rules" under the circumstances, let me know.

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  3. Sounds awesome, just added my sign up and such post :3

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  4. Great idea. I think I count as fanatic, but disorganized. Maybe this is just what I need.

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    1. Looking forward to your participation Sheila!

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  5. I posted about this on my blog: http://foodsnbooks.wordpress.com/2013/01/01/2013-challenge-accepted/?preview=true&preview_id=35&preview_nonce=792a2fe5bf

    Is there anything else I need to do?

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    1. Nope! :) Just link up your reviews as and when you review a book :)

      Have Fun!

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  6. Great idea! I am going to try to reach level fanatic. I already read quite some indie books in 2012.

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  7. I am SOOO in for this! Great idea DDS.

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  8. I reviewed over 50 books last year, the vast majority Indie authors. I've discovered great Indie authors and it is my mission to spread the word to readers. I'm definitely a fanatic.

    Problem is I'm not techie. I added my link to the post saying I'm taking on this challenge but I'm lost after that. I want to add the Indie Fever reading challenge badge to my site but, as far as I can see, there's no code. I also don't know how to link back.

    How's that for almost useless? At least I know how to read.

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    1. Hi Darlene,

      Don't worry... I saw your post, its good. Looking forward to your reviews :)

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  9. I just signed up. Not sure what else I'm supposed to do now (I'm not familiar with linky) but I did post on my blog with a link to your site here. Please let me know what else I need to do. http://iansrealandmore.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Dianne,

      Please let me know your e-mail id & twitter handle... I'll make the entry for you.

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  10. Thanks for the invitation, and I just signed up. I'm not a blogger, but an avid reader. I definitely enjoy exloring the work of indie authors, and I always post reviews on Goodreads and Amazon.

    My question is how to track the reviews for the challenge? Do we just post comments back on this page?

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    1. Hi Michael,

      I have set up a linky list for the reviews here : http://b00kr3vi3ws.blogspot.in/2013/01/IndieFever.html

      You can also access this post by clicking on the Indie Fever badge on the right hand bar of the blog.

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  11. it looks very interesting.
    will sign up soon to accept the challenge...

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  12. I'll read at least four to help out indie authors and join in here. I post all my reviews to Amazon.com, Amazon UK, Goodreads and Shelfari.

    And, if anyone on the list wants to read mine I'll get a copy to you, The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_1?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=The+persecution+of+mildred+Dunlap

    Debdatta: what are your thoughts on getting a list of indie reads together to suggest in addition to everyone picking their reads?

    Thanks for doing this.

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  13. Debdatta,

    Glad to participate. It's nice to know all my reviews won't float in the web like orphans.

    Diane Rapp

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  14. It seems to be great post..thanx for that..is there anyone who want to read English books online just check out the collection of online bookstore!!

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  15. I think initially I had signed up to read four indie books. I'm surprised and pleased that I'll have read about 20 books by the years end. :) @NLaRondaJohnson

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  16. Nice way to promote authors and their books. Good for you!

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  17. Sounds awesome poker online, just added my sign up and such post...

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