Bout of Books 12 is from January 5 through January 11. Sign up begins in December.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Bout of Books 12 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 12 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 5th and runs through Sunday, January 11th 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 12 information and updates, be sure to visit the Bout of Books blog. - From the Bout of Books team
Want to post on Twitter? We've written a tweet for you. All you need to do is click to tweet and grab your tweet URL (note: this is not your profile URL).

2. Add the direct link to your sign up post to the linky in this post. You have until Tuesday January 6th at 11:59pm CST to sign up. (If the linky is closed, you're too late.)

3. On January 5th, 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.







Comments have been closed to reduce link placement confusion. If you need help, check our FAQ. If your question isn't answered, email us or tweet us @boutofbooks.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Call for Bout of Books 12 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 AT LEAST four Bout of Books prior to Bout of Books 12
  • 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 28th. If you're interested in helping us, make sure you get on our list before then!

Want to help spread the Bout of Books love?
Bout of Books 12 is coming!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Call For Bout of Books 12 Challenge Hosts

Bout of Books 12 is January 5th through January 11th

Like us on Facebook
and follow us on Twitter
to join the social media fun.
Bout of Books 11 is coming!
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 14th 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.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Chat tomorrow!

Join us tomorrow on the Twitter chat!

Reminder Reminder Reminder

Tomorrow, Saturday, November 15th at 1pm CST (time zone conversion), we're going to have a Get Your Fix #boutofbooks chat.

Come see what other book lovers are reading!
Talk books, books, and more books!
Join us for all the #boutofbooks fun you can handle!

Tomorrow! November 15th! 1pm CST (time zone conversion)!

Monday, November 10, 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 this upcoming Saturday, November 15th.


On Saturday, November 15th at 1pm CST (time zone conversion), we're going to have a 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 November 15th.
At 1pm CST (TZC).
On Twitter.

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

Monday, November 3, 2014

Need a Bout of Books fix before January?

Get your Bout of Books fill on November 15th.


On Saturday, November 15th at 1pm CST (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 November 15th.
At 1pm CST (TZC).
On Twitter.

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

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Bout of Books 11 Grand Prize Winner!

Bout of Books 11 has ended but the fun doesn't stop until the Grand Prize Winner is announced!


And the Winner is...
Mishma @ As the Pages Turn
Mishma's winning entry came from tweeting about the grand prize.
Congratulations, Mishma!
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 December 8th for Bout of Books 12. Keep an eye on this blog for that announcement.

Once again, thank you to everyone who helped make Bout of Books 11 a success! We appreciate that you love books and how vocal you are about sharing it!

-Kelly and Amanda