I don’t know about you, but for me, books that are independently published or self-published somehow always end up at the bottom of my priority list. And that makes me very sad! I’d love to read more indie books and delve deeper into this whole area of books I’ve only read a few of. In the past, I’ve read and reviewed some self-published books and also indie books, but I can do better! This is also the reason why I came up with this readathon. During the month March, me and my four co-hosts: Theo, Marie, Joel and Eloise will be hosting the first ever edition of #IndieAthon!
As said, #IndieAthon is hosted by me, Theo, Marie, Joel and Eloise and it will take place in March. You can follow @IndieAthon on Twitter for more updates and we will also be hosting guest-posts and collabs on our blogs throughout February and March.
In February, we will be giving you all the info you need to participate, giving you book recommendations and we will be posting our TBRs! If you want to get involved as an author (for Q&A’s or spotlights etc), we’d love to hear from you! You can contact us on Twitter or email me (go to the contact button in my menu). For bloggers and readers that want to help us with recommendation posts, you can do the same!
What can you read?
Throughout the month you can read however many books you want, not all of them have to be for the readathon of course, but the goal is to read as many indie-published or self-published books as you want! The only limitation to what you can read is that it has to be either self-published or published by a small or independent publisher to count for the readathon. The books can be old, new, popular, unpopular, fiction, non-fiction, anything!
We also would really like you to post reviews of the books you read on goodreads, Amazon and wherever else you want to post it! Reviews are so important for authors, and especially for smaller authors it can make a huge difference!
The Bingo Card
To make the readathon even more fun, we’ve come up with themes for you to help you decide what to read! We’ve made a bingo card with 25 different themes and topics, and you can decide to use it or not. You can try to get your bingo card completely full, but that seems difficult so you can also try to fill one row or more! The themes are pretty self-explanatory, but they’re up for interpretation! If you have any questions about the themes, you can ask them in the comments!
You can start assembling your TBRs right away or you can also wait for a bit if you prefer. You can join at any time you want, so there’s no hurry! If you want to join, we’d appreciate if you did an announcement/tbr post so we know you’ll participate! Please link back to this post or one of the cohosts’ posts that will be up soon!
Will you be joining us in the readathon? Do you read a lot of indie books? Do you want to read more?
If you want to get in touch, help out with recommendations, or are you an author that would like to work with us? Contact us on twitter or email!