17 December, 2013

2014 Reading Challenge Announcement: IndieFever!

Welcome to a 2014 Reading Challenge: Indie-Fever!
'Read & Review as many Indie Books as you can!'

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 2012/2013 favourites were from Indie Authors. So I have come up with this challenge with the hope of promoting Indie Authors and their works.

Points to Know:
1.  Read and Review as many Indie (Self Published) 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, 2014 to December 31, 2014. Its never too late to Join In!

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 1 - 24 Indie Books
Lover     : Choose to read 25 - 49 Indie Books
Expert    : Choose to read 50 - 74 Indie Books
Fanatic   : Choose to read 75 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!

Link Up Your Reviews HERE!


  1. Thanks for doing this again! Last year was so much fun :) WRITE ON!

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    1. I had so much fun with this last year, I'm thrilled to do it again. I see you upped the numbers too.

    2. Thanks Sadie for returning to this challenge :)

  3. "Grab the badge" What badge? And where do we grab? And then, what, we put it in the post where we announce we are participating?

  4. Hi Molly,

    The Badge is in the left hand bar of the blog. You can copy the html code below it and incorporate it into the post.


  5. Great idea and thank you. Once I've completed my second book I'll jump in here and do my best. I well exceeded my goal in 2013. Lot of great indie reads out there.

    Wishing you and yours a very Happy New year.

    Love, Paulette

    1. Good Luck with your Book Ms.Mahurin... That comes first :)

  6. Ooh... this looks great! I'll have to decide how many to sign up for--I'll probably only have time for Amateur, though, what with so many book-ish things going on! Shared on twitter... I'll be back to "officially" sign up soon! :)

    <3 Jessica

  7. Thanks for doing this again, can't believe I read so any indie books this year

    1. :) Ready to take a higher level of challenge this year Lauren?

  8. I have a couple of quick questions... did you mean to write New Authors at the end of each level? 'Cause that's kinda throwing me off, lol. Also, the amount of books in each level were much less last year [Lover Level: 9 - 16 Indie Books]... not that I mind since I ended reading 30 books, lol. But I was just wondering...

    1. Hi Liliana,

      Its Indie Books :)

      Yes, I upped the challenge after reviewing last year's entries :) It was way too easy for some people :)

  9. I am clueless as to what to do with my first review. I don't post reviews on my website - only Amazon and Goodreads. Please can I get a step by step for dummies? Thanks!

    1. OK I *Think* I worked it out...apologies if I messed it up!

      Also, I'm listing any self-published/Indie book - which may or may not be a "NEW" author - correct?

    2. HI JC,

      Its not dependent on the number of authors but the number of Indie books :)

    3. You can link your goodreads or Amazon Review permalink instead of Blog link. Please Note not the link to the general website or to your profile or to the book page - but the Permalink to each review. Thanks

    4. "HI JC,

      Its not dependent on the number of authors but the number of Indie books :)"

      No. I get that - what I meant was that there are many Indie authors who have many books and have been around for years - so technically they are not "new".

      Also, am I posting my links right? I seem to be the only poster :(


    5. Worry Not! You are doing great! I have started tweeting out the links.

      Also, others will catch up soon. I saw a few review links on Twitter that have not been linked up yet :) Check out #IndieFever if you are on twitter!

  10. So Deb...got a review ready for you when you activate the Linky. :-)

  11. Thanks for doing this again poker online! Last year was so much fun :)