Tuesday, September 11, 2012

2013 Debut Author Reading Challenge


January 1, 2013 – February 1, 2014

It's that time of year again!  I'm probably a little bit early, but better early that late.  In light of the drama that transpired in blogland about The Story Siren situation (I'm not going to go any deeper than that), I am hosting an alternative to the current DAC challenge.  Please note that this challenge was inspired by The Story Siren's DAC challenge.  I did not like the genre limitations that were put on the "original" DAC challenge so I decided to open it up to ALL debut authors in ALL genre's.

Challenge Objective:

~ To read and review a minimum of 12 Debut Authors, starting January 1, 2013 and concluding February 1, 2014*.  Where you choose to post your reviews is up to you (accepted places will be listed below).

*The extension to to allow challenge participants to include December releases as part of their challenge.

Rules and "Fine Print":

~ To sign up please link to either your blog or your Goodreads account in the linky below.

~ Challenge runs from January 1, 2013 - February 1, 2014

~ ANY Advance Reader Copies for 2013 releases that are read before January 1 DO NOT count towards the challenge.

~ Reviews may be posted on either your blog, Goodreads or Youtube.  You MUST include a link to your review in the linky for each month.

~ Challenge reviews MUST be written/given in English.

~Deadline to sign up for the challenge is June 1, 2013.

Rules for the Books:

~ The book must be a debut and being released in 2013.

Challenge Giveaway:

This giveaway is for those challenge participants who COMPLETE the challenge. August 1 a linky will go up for those who complete the challenge. The prize will be a 2014 pre-order of the winner's choosing. To submit your entry for the giveaway you MUST do the following:

~ create a post declaring the challenge complete.

~Somewhere on your blog I must be able to find your email address or someway to contact you.

~ if you do not have a blog and are using Goodreads please make a notation in your final review and submit the review in the linky in the giveaway post.

~Giveaway will be live from August 1, 2013 until February 10, 2014.
~ Open Internationally to where ever The Book Depository ships to.

This reading challenge is hosted by View From the Hill Book Reviews. For more information and to sign-up, please see this post.