Tuesday, January 8, 2013

2013 Aussie Author Challenge

January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013

Whether you are a patriotic Australian, an aspiring or armchair tourist or simply an international reader wanting to discover some talented new authors and interact with like-minded readers, the 2013 Aussie Author Challenge could be for you!

Challenge Period: 1 January 2013 – 31 December 2013
Now in its fourth year, I have decided to again offer 2 participation levels in the Aussie Author Challenge in 2013:
- Read and review 3 books by at least 2 different Australian Authors
- Fiction or non-fiction, any genre.
- Read and review 12 books by Australian Authors
- Ensure at least 4 of the authors are male, at least 4 of the authors are female and at least 4 of the authors are new to you
- Ensure at least 2 of the books are non-fiction and at least 4 fiction genres are represented amongst your 12 titles.
Balanced and diverse reading is the objective here.
Each month during the challenge I will be highlighting:
- new titles being released by Australian authors, and
- notable reviews by challenge participants.

How to Join
1. Write a challenge sign-up post on your blog. In that post provide a link to this page and add the Aussie Author Challenge 2013  button to your sidebar, linking the button to this page so others can easily join in the fun.
2. Add your name and the direct link to your 2013 AUSSIE AUTHOR CHALLENGE Sign-Up post in the‘Challenge Sign-Up Link List’ below, so I along with other challenge participants can check in and say g’day!
3. Each time you read and review a book as part of this challenge, share this with other challenge participants by adding a direct link to the ‘Challenge Book Review Link List’ below. When tweeting about reviews of titles by Aussie Authors or this challenge in general, use the hashtag #aussieauthor
4. When you have completed the challenge, add a link to your completion post to the ‘Completion Post Link List’ 

For more information and to sign-up, please see this post.