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Saturday, November 5, 2011

2012 Self-Published Reading Challenge

Hi, everyone! Time for another 2012 Reading Challenge!

Sarah at Workaday Reads is hosting the 2012 Self-Published Reading Challenge.

I have reviewed quite a few self-published books this year, so I am going to sign up for this challenge!
Here are the challenge details copied from Sarah's blog:

  1. This challenge will run from Jan 1, 2012 - Dec 31, 2012.
  2. Anyone can join, you don't need to be a blogger. If you don't have a blog, feel free to sign-up in the comments. You can post reviews to any book site (i.e. Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, Goodreads, etc).
  3. Any genre, length or format of book counts, as long as it is self-published by the author.
  4. You can list your books in advance or just put them in a wrap-up post. If you list them, feel free to change them as the mood takes you.
  5. When you sign up in the linky, put the direct link to your post about joining the Self-Published Reading Challenge.
  6. You can move up levels, but no moving down.
  7. Sign-ups will be open until Dec 15, 2012, so feel free to join at any time throughout the year.

  1. Sentence - 5 books
  2. Paragraph- 10 books
  3. Page - 25 books
  4. Chapter - 50 books
  5. Short Story - 75 books
  6. Novel - 100 books
  7. Series - 150 books
At the beginning of each month there will be a roundup post for you to add your reviews for that month. If you forget, feel free to add your reviews in the following month. Any reviews submitted will be entered into the draw for that month.

Yes, there will be draws every month for participants. As long as you are signed up below, every review you add to the monthly roundups will get one entry into the giveaway for that month.

There will also be a grand giveaway at the end of the year for eveyone who achieves their goal level (or  higher). There may be different prizes for different levels, but that is not decided yet. If you are an author and want to contribute to the monthly or grand prizes, please contact me.

I am going to aim for PARAGRAPH (10 BOOKS).


If you want to join the challenge as well, click the challenge badge at the beginning of this post.

I am going to keep track of my progress below:
  1. The Black Witch by Micheal Rivers (Curse of the Witch, Book 1)
  2. Incans, Aztecs & Mayans by John Holzmann 
  3. Insider Information: A Possession Short Story by Elana Johnson (Possession, Book 0.5)
  4. Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire (Beautiful, Book 1) 
  5. Loose Gravel by David P. Holmes 
  6. The First Days by Rhiannon Frater (As The World Dies: A Zombie Trilogy, Book 1)  
  7. William Wilberforce: God's Politician by John Holzmann
  8. Blood Awakening by Wenona Hulsey (Blood Burden, Book 0.5) 
  9. The New Guy: Gathering Bonus Short by Kelley Armstrong (Darkness Rising, Book 1.1)
  10. The Invitation: Gathering Bonus Short by Kelley Armstrong (Darkness Rising, Book 1.2) 


  1. thanks for sponsoring the the giveaway

    Cheryl Stillwell
    516 Hickman Ave
    Cincinnati,Ohio 45229

  2. This looks like a great challenge and a good way to be sure that I am contributing to a set number of Indie books. I'm in.

  3. I'm very excited that you will be taking part. Thanks for joining the challenge.

  4. Sign me up. I love Indie books.


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