Monday, April 21, 2014

Bout of Books 10 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. We ask you share info to help spread the word. Please link back to us so others can find us here.

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 10 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, May 12th and runs through Sunday, May 18th 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 10 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 May 13th at 11:59pm CDT to sign up. (If the linky is closed, you're too late.)

3. On May 12th, 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.





Thursday, April 17, 2014

Call for Bout of Books 10 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 Bout of Books 10
  • 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 April 27nd. If you're interested in helping us, make sure you get on our list before then!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Call for Bout of Books 10 Challenge Hosts

Bout of Books 10 is May 12th through May 18th

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 CDT to midnight CDT.
  • There will be a limit of two challenges per day.
  • Challenge sign up will close April 22nd at 11:59pm CDT.

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.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Chat tomorrow!

Join us tomorrow on the Twitter chat!

Reminder Reminder Reminder

Tomorrow, Monday, March 24th at 1pm CDT (time zone conversion), we're going to have Get Your Fix #boutofbooks chat.

Come see what other book lovers are reading!
Come watch @BookBender end up in Twitter jail!
Join us for all the #boutofbooks fun you can handle!

Tomorrow! March 24th! 1pm CDT (time zone conversion)!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Don't forget the Get Your Fix Bout of Books chat!

This is your friendly reminder that you can get your Bout of Books fill in ONE week on March 24th.


In one week, on Monday, March 24th at 1pm CDT (time zone conversion), we're going to have Get Your Fix #boutofbooks chat.

What will we be doing, you ask?

Chatting.

Chatting about bookish topics.

You LIKE chatting about bookish topics, right?

So join us on March 24th.
At 1pm CDT (TZC).
On Twitter.

(Don't worry. We'll post a reminder about the chat the day before so you don't forget.)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Need a Bout of Books fix before May?

Get your Bout of Books fill on March 24th.


On Monday, March 24th at 1pm CDT (time zone conversion), we're going to have Get Your Fix #boutofbooks chat.

What will we be doing, you ask?

Chatting.

Chatting about bookish topics.

You LIKE chatting about bookish topics, right?

So join us on March 24th.
At 1pm CDT (TZC).
On Twitter.

(Don't worry. We'll post a reminder about the chat so you don't forget.)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Bout of Books 9.0 Grand Prize Winner!

Bout of Books 9.0 has ended but the fun doesn't stop until the Grand Prize Winner is announced!


And the Winner is...
Jamie @ Ermahgerd Berks
Jamie's winning entry came from liking The Path of Least Revision on Facebook.
Congratulations, Jamie!
Keep your eye on your inbox, you'll be receiving an email from Bout of Books soon!

We would like to thank everybody who signed up and participated in the read-a-thon. We're always striving to make this event the best it can be and we couldn't do that without your enthusiastic participation.

Please note that the challenge hosts are responsible for notifying winners and announcing prizes on their own blogs for the mini-challenges.

For those that are interested in helping out for the next Bout of Books, we post a call for help roughly a month prior to the start of the read-a-thon - which will be around April 14th for Bout of Books 10. Keep an eye on this blog for that announcement.

Once again, thank you to everyone who helped make Bout of Books 9.0 a success! We appreciate that you love books and that you're willing to shout it to the stars!

-Kelly and Amanda