Monday, December 30, 2013

Bout of Books 9.0 Goals

Welcome to Bout of Books 9.0!

Please note:

THIS IS NOT THE SIGN UP POST.

The sign up post is here.

This is for your goals.

SHARE YOUR GOALS HERE!

In this post, you can link to wherever you have your goals posted. To be considered for a prize in any of our challenges, you must have a post about your goals and be actively tracking your progress.

Here is more information you should know:
  • This linky will also be available during the first day of the read-a-thon, so if you don't have your goals set yet there is no rush.
  • If you're not sure what information to include, check out our template on the help page
  • Please make sure this is a DIRECT link to your goal post.

If you have questions about your goals or how to track progress, visit our FAQ page. If you can't find the answers on the Help page, tweet us!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Bout of Books 9.0 Schedule

It's COMING!

Challenges/Giveaways


Monday 1/6
Book Buying Spree -- Bookish Comforts
Mad Libs -- Cheap Thrills

Tuesday 1/7
Reading Tactics List -- Sarah Says Read
Audiobook Cast -- Geeky Bloggers Book Blog

Wednesday 1/8
Introduce Someone to Your Favorite Genre -- Doing Dewey

Thursday 1/9
Double Date Book Challenge -- Writing My Own Fairy Tale
Poem Challenge -- Pen in Her Hand

Friday 1/10
Create a Story -- Never Too Fond of Books
Book Spine Poetry -- The Book Spines

Saturday 1/11
Book Staging -- Midnight Book Girl

Sunday 1/12
Bookish Wedding -- Harley Bear Book Blog


Twitter Chats
(chats last approximately one hour)
TZC = Time Zone Conversion

Monday: 1pm CST (TZC)
Wednesday: 8pm CST (TZC)
Saturday: 10am CST (TZC)

Monday, December 16, 2013

Bout of Books 9.0 SIGN-UP!

Are you ready to SIGN UP?

THIS IS WHERE YOU SIGN UP.


Here's what you have to do:

1. Post on your site, Twitter, Google+, Goodreads, YouTube or Facebook account and declare your intentions to join us. It's EASY. If you're posting on your blog, grab the official blurb (below) and our button (in the sidebar) and create a post. (Need an example? Check out Kelly's Bout of Books 9.0 post!)
The Bout of Books read-a-thon is organized by Amanda @ On a Book Bender and Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal. It is a week long read-a-thon that begins 12:01am Monday, January 6th and runs through Sunday, January 12th in whatever time zone you are in. Bout of Books is low-pressure, and the only reading competition is between you and your usual number of books read in a week. There are challenges, giveaways, and a grand prize, but all of these are completely optional. For all Bout of Books 9.0 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team

2. Add your link to the linky in this post. You have until Tuesday January 7th at 11:59pm CST to sign up. (If the linky is closed, you're too late.)

3. On January 6th, READ!

Official Sign Up

Remember: you must post a DIRECT LINK to your sign up post. 

If you're only participating on Twitter/YouTube, link up your "I'm participating in Bout of Books!" tweet/video, NOT your Twitter/YouTube profile.

No direct link = no Grand Prize


A direct link is...

http://yoururl.com/your-sign-up-post
http://twitter.com/YOURHANDLE/status/thenumberofyourstatus

etc.





Want to share that you signed up for Bout of Books? Tweet it!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Call for Bout of Books 9.0 Experts

We need YOU.


Bout of Books has attracted more participants every time we've held it. And as it grows, we're limited as to how many people we can reach and interact with.

That's where Bout of Books experts come in.

What makes a person a Bout of Books expert, you ask?
  • You've participated in three Bout of Books prior to 9.0
  • You love Bout of Books and want to make sure everyone knows how awesome it is
  • You're willing to commit some of your free time to helping us
  • You love connecting with fellow book lovers and cheering them on

If you're chosen as an expert, you get to visit #boutofbooks-ers' blogs and comment on their posts--tell them how awesome they are and how well they're doing. WHO DOESN'T LOVE SPREADING LOVE?!?!?

We will be closing this form on December 22nd. If you're interested in helping us, make sure you get on our list before then!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Call for Bout of Books 9.0 Challenge Hosts

Bout of Books 9.0 is January 6th through January 12th


Like us on Facebook
and follow us on Twitter
to join the social media fun.

We need YOUR help. This post is ONLY for people who want to host a challenge.

Challenges information

  • Bloggers host challenges on their own blogs. (If you do not have a blog, you may host it here.)
  • Challenges run for 24 hours and run from midnight CST to midnight CST.
  • There will be a limit of two challenges per day.
  • Challenge sign up will close December 15th at 11:59pm CST.


Things to keep in mind:

Preference will be given to challenges that are NOT genre specific. You will be turned down or asked to change your challenge so it's not genre specific. We want to include EVERYONE. For an idea on what we look at, visit Kelly's post on this topic: The Challenge of Challenges

Preference is given to international giveaways OR no giveaways. We're a worldwide read-a-thon.

You must have a challenge idea at the time of filling out the form to be considered. If you don't have an idea, check out what some past participants said about what they'd like to see.