Monday, July 29, 2013

Bout of Books 8.0 SIGN UP!

Are you ready to SIGN UP?


Here's what you have to do:

1. Post on your site and declare your intentions to join us. It's EASY. Grab the official blurb (below) and our button (in the sidebar) and create a 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, August 19th and runs through Sunday, August 25th 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 8.0 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.

3. There will be an OPTIONAL Social Hour sign up beginning on August 5th. Check back on that date for more details.

4. On August 19th, 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.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Call for Bout of Books Experts

We need YOU.

We're doing experts a little differently this year. Bout of Books is GROWING, y'all. 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 8.0
  • 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
This time, Bout of Books experts will be given extra superpowers.

We're splitting experts into two groups: comments and Twitter.

If you're a comment 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.

If you're a Twitter expert, you get to help us around Twitter by answering questions and, GET THIS, hosting a social hour during the evening announcements (Tuesday 8/20 through Saturday 8/24 only).

Sound like something you're interested in?

Fill out this form below to sign up to be an expert! We need TEN people total (five for each group). You can sign up to be both, but you will only be chosen for ONE group.

Please note: if you sign up for Twitter, you are required to be available between 7:30CST and 8:30CST on at least one day from Tuesday to Saturday. 

We will be closing this form on July 31st. If you're interested in helping us, make sure you get on our list before then!

Monday, July 22, 2013

Call for Bout of Books 8.0 Challenge Hosts

Bout of Books 8.0 is August 19th through August 25th

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 July 28th 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 that it is not genre specific. We want to include EVERYONE.

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.