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Sunday, November 27, 2011

2012 Debut Author Challenge

Hi, everyone! Time for another 2012 Reading Challenge!!


I love to discover new authors, so I was so excited to find this challenge which is being hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren.

Here are the details copied from Kristi's blog:



CHALLENGE OBJECTIVE:

To read & review a minimum of twelve young adult or middle grade debut novels between the dates of January 1, 2012 - January 31, 2013.*

*The 2013 extension is so that December Debuts can be read and count toward the challenge.


RULES & GUIDELINES:

• You must have a Blog to post your reviews or be a member of Goodreads.
• Your blog must be written in English.
• Deadline to join is May 31, 2012.



BOOK GUIDELINES:

• Must be a young adult or middle grade title.
• Must be the author’s YA or MG debut, released in 2012.
• If an author has a previous novel published for adults or children, they can still qualify for the challenge.
• If an author has a previous YA or MG title, they do not qualify for the challenge.


2012 DAC: Info

One of the questions that I get asked the most is:

"Does (insert book title here) count toward the challenge?"

In doing a little research yourself, you can usually find out if a novel is a debut or not. But in case you don't have the time or know how, I've tried to make few lists for you to reference. Please remember that we try to make these list as complete as possible, but we might miss a few here or there.

If you can't find what you think is a debut novel on this list, please do the research and determine if it is yourself.


GOODREADS:

Check out the listopia list: 2012 Debut Authors (Young Adult & Middle Grade).

Linsdi at Books, Sweets and other Treats & Gabrielle at The Modge Podge Bookshelf will be helping me make sure the list is up to date and correct. Please note that anyone can add books to lists on Goodreads, so we'll try our best to keep it correct!


US DEBUT LIST:

Here is a printable PDF of 2012 debuts to be released in the US. Please be aware that this list will change and be updated as the year progresses.

Tara from Hobbitsies & myself will be updating this list.

To submit a title to this list please contact:

Tara: taratgonzalez(at)gmail(dot)com
Me: thestorysiren(at)hotmail(dot)com*

*If you're in a hurry to get a book added, it's best to contact Tara over me!


UK/Ireland Debut List:

Here is a printable PDF of 2012 debuts to be released in the UK & Ireland. Please be aware that this list will change and be updated as the year progresses.

Emma at Books, Coffee & Anything Crafty and Mia at Gripped Into Books will be updating this list.

To submit a title to this list please contact:

Emma: aquarius.malfoy(at)gmail(dot)com
Mia: grippedintobooks(at)gmail(dot)com


Canadian Debut List:

Here is a printable PDF of 2012 debuts to be released in Canada. Please be aware that this list will change and be updated as the year progresses.

Jen at Lost in the Library and Laura at The Zealous Reader will be updating this list.

To submit a title to this list please contact:

Jen: librarygal(at)hotmail(dot)ca
Laura: the.zealous.reader(at)gmail(dot)com


Australian/New Zealand Debut List:

Here is a printable PDF of 2012 debuts to be released in Australia and New Zealand. Please be aware that this list will change and be updated as the year progresses.

Lux at The Paperback Heart and Braiden at Book Probe will be updating this list.

To submit a title to this list please contact:

Lux: thepaperbackheart(at)hotmail(dot)com
Braiden: bookprobereviews(at)gmail(dot)com


GIVEAWAYS:

There will no longer be monthly prize packs! Nor will participants be asked to link their reviews monthly.

However, there will be fantastic giveaways for challenge participants only! More on that later...


MINI CHALLENGES:

Another new aspect to the DAC this year is Mini Challenges!!

The mini challenges will be happening one a month! And will be broken up into 12 different themes:

Contemporary
Paranormal
eBooks
Dystopian
Middle Grade
Historical Fiction
Romance
LGBT
Fantasy
Mythical Creatures
PoC
Initial Challenge

You'll get more information about the Mini Challenges and what you need to do if you want to participate later on. These challenges will be hosted by some other WONDERFUL bloggers!

Shanyn @ Chick Loves Lit
Cat @ Beyond Books
Tara @ Hobbitsies
Allison @ The Allure of Books
Erica @ The Book Cellar
Melanie @ Reclusive Bibliophile
Jamie @ The Perpetual Page Turner
Sab @ YA Bliss
Jen @ Makeshift Bookmark
April @ Good Books & Good Wine
Pam @ Bookalicious
Lisa @ Lisa is Busy Nerding



Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Do the debuts have to have a release date of 2012?

A: Yes. Only debuts released during 2012 will count toward the challenge.

Q: Do the debuts have to be Middle Grade or Young Adult novels?

A: Yes. To qualify for this challenge the debuts must be in the MG or YA category.

Q: Some of these authors already have books published why are they on the list?

A: There are several reasons why they may be on the debut list. If an author has an adult general fiction or a children's book previously published but are debuting a YA or MG in 2012 they count toward the challenge.

In addition if an author had a self published novel, but are now published with a traditional publisher they also count toward the challenge.

An author may have several novels in one country but may be debuting in another country.

Q: Do self published novels or novels from smaller presses count toward the challenge?

A: Yes.

Q: (Insert title here) is debuting in the US, but I live in the UK. Will this title count toward my challenge total?

A: It depends. If a novel is debuting in another country and is not published in your country, yes. If a novel is debuting in another country but has already been published in your country, no.

For Example: Michelle Hodkin's The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer was a debut in the US for 2011. It will be released in the UK in 2012. That means that UK readers can use it as a 2012 debut, but US readers cannot.

Q: What if I read a 2012 debut before January 1, 2012, does it still count?

A: No. Only books read between the dates of January 1, 2012 - January 31, 2013 will count toward your challenge total.

Q: Do eBooks count?

A: As long as it's an eBook of a 2012 debut, than yes.

If you would like to join me in the challenge, click on the challenge badge at the beginning of this post.

I am going to keep track of my progress below (here are some of the ones that I have my eye on; I will link up reviews as I go):

    1 comment:

    1. Oh, I hope you'll include my debut middle grade novel on your list! The Rock of Ivanore (fantasy - Tanglewood Press) comes out in May 2012. I love your blog and read it all the time. http://www.laurisawhitereyes.com

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