Wednesday, November 9, 2011

2012 Self-Published Reading Challenge

Woohoo, the first of many challenges I will be participating in during 2012! I didn't start book blogging until almost mid-year this year, so I missed out on a lot of challenges. I'm determined to make up for it in 2012. ;-)

The 2012 Self-Published Reading Challenge is being hosted by Sarah at Workaday Reads.

Challenge Guidelines:
  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.

As of right now, I'm going to commit to the Paragraph level - 10 self-published books in 2012. I've read quite a few this year, and I plan to continue!

**Adding a little shameless self-promotion here: I'll be self-publishing my debut novel in January 2012. You can read more about it on GoodReads, or at my official author site Marie Landry, Author. I hope some of you will consider reading it as part of the challenge. :-)**


  1. Paragraph level is my beginning commitment too. I love this challenge. It should keep me thinking about spreading the word on books that are not all the buzz already. Good luck.

  2. I'm so happy you'll be joining the challenge. I think this post was the first one I saw in my Reader that mentioned one of my challenges. It was thrilling. Even if I am only actually commenting on it now.

  3. I just signed up for the challenge as well. Good luck with your book launch!


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