Nov 042011

I’m jumping right into challenge hosting next year, and adding a second challenge to my blog, that way there is a challenge to match each of my two focuses. I have an ebook challenge, so naturally I needed to add a Self-Published Reading Challenge. I love reading self-published stories, and love sharing them with others as well. With the huge surge in available books this year, I thought this challenge would be a great way ride that wave into next year.

Challenge Guidelines:

  1. This challenge will run from Jan 1, 2012 – Dec 31, 2012.
  2. Anyone can join, you don’t need to be a blogger. If you don’t have a blog, feel free to sign-up in the comments. You can post reviews to any book site (i.e. Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, Goodreads, etc).
  3. Any genre, length or format of book counts, as long as it is self-published by the author.
  4. You can list your books in advance or just put them in a wrap-up post. If you list them, feel free to change them as the mood takes you.
  5. When you sign up in the linky, put the direct link to your post about joining the Self-Published Reading Challenge.
  6. You can move up levels, but no moving down.
  7. Sign-ups will be open until Dec 15, 2012, so feel free to join at any time throughout the year.


  1. Sentence – 5 books
  2. Paragraph- 10 books
  3. Page – 25 books
  4. Chapter – 50 books
  5. Short Story – 75 books
  6. Novel – 100 books
  7. Series – 150 books

At the beginning of each month there will be a roundup post for you to add your reviews for that month. If you forget, feel free to add your reviews in the following month. Any reviews submitted will be entered into the draw for that month.

Yes, there will be draws every month for participants. As long as you are signed up below, every review you add to the monthly roundups will get one entry into the giveaway for that month.

There will also be a grand giveaway at the end of the year for eveyone who achieves their goal level (or  higher). There may be different prizes for different levels, but that is not decided yet. If you are an author and want to contribute to the monthly or grand prizes, please contact me.


  24 Responses to “2012 Self-Published Reading Challenge Sign-up”

  1. I love the idea of promoting Indie writers. I would like to sign up for the paragraph level. I do not have a blog so I will need to report my status in the comments section.

    My contact info is

  2. This is such an awesome idea and I'm for sure going to do it. As a self published author myself I know how hard it is to get people to read something unknown. Keep up the good work.

  3. This is a great idea, Sarah! Thanks so much for hosting! I'm going to join you in this challenge as well!

  4. What a terrific challenge! It will be good to get my sight back on some good self published books and a great way to keep me motivated. Thank you for hosting.

  5. I love this idea, Sarah! I'm really glad you're doing this challenge. I think it'll also be a great resource for self-published authors to find possible reviewers…you know that everyone who's signed up supports indies since they're participating in a challenge for indie books! 🙂

  6. I love discovering new authors and look forward to this challenge. I'm starting off at the Paragraph level but will see how it goes.

  7. Excited for this one–I've got some books in mind that I've been dying to read. I'm also an indie author myself, so if anyone needs something to read… 🙂

  8. I'm in! It sounds like fun – lately I've been reading quite a few indie authors.

  9. I'd like to join as well as I think Indie books needs more hype and some of them are really good!

  10. I'll be joining this challenge. I'll put my post up next week! I have a commitment to only reading Indies on my Nook.

  11. Thanks for hosting this — I'm super excited to join this challenge.

  12. Hello!
    I am SO grateful you are sponsoring this Challenge! Thank you! I am going to go for the Chapter – 50 Books! I have also joined the Ebook challenge as well, 50 – Hard Disk!
    Laurie Carlson

  13. I've decided to aim for 25 books. I already read the first one for the year. Here is my review:

  14. I like the idea of this challenge! Two of the best books I've read,Voted Most Creative and ReRambled Food and Thought(which I'm rereading this year!) were self published. I also really enjoyed The Universe is Inviting You In which was self published as well. I'm signed up for 7 challenges right now so I'll have to think about it a little longer before I can commit to another one!

  15. Sarah, love this idea! We have a host of self-pubbed authors on WoMen's Lit Cafe:-)

  16. Great idea. I'm doing the novel but I may upgrade to the book later in the year if I pick up some steam. Cheers!

  17. I love reading indie stuff, so I'm in 🙂

  18. I'm going all out and trying for the series. Book #1 The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne. I'll be posting to my Live Journal.

  19. Do small press books count?

  20. I signed up for this challenge last year but since I don’t see myself listed… here is my original post:

  21. I take pleasure in, lead to I found just what I used to be looking for.

    You have ended my 4 day lengthy hunt! God Bless you man.
    Have a nice day. Bye

  22. Good day I am so glad I found your website, I really found you by
    error, while I was searching on Digg for something else, Anyways I
    am here now and would just like to say thank you for a incredible post and
    a all round entertaining blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to look over it all at the moment but I have bookmarked it and also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read more, Please do keep up the excellent job.

    Here is my web page … Immigration Solicitors in Graves end

  23. Thanks a lot for sharing this with all people you really recognize what you are speaking about! Bookmarked. Please also seek advice from my web site =). We will have a link alternate agreement between us

    wrinkle cream

 Leave a Reply

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>



CommentLuv badge