#IndieAthon Announcement | Read Indie Books with Me in March?

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!


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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!

50 thoughts on “#IndieAthon Announcement | Read Indie Books with Me in March?

  1. This is a great idea! I don’t think I have ever read a book that was self-published, so this is definitely something cool to do! I’m usually afraid of delving into these books because I have heard not-so-good things about them… but I’ll definitely stay tuned to read your guys’ suggestions!

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    1. I know how you feel! It’s definitely a big step from traditionally published to self-published and I (like you) never know where to begin and which books to trust or not!

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  2. I’ll be honest, I barely even know which publishers count as indie or small?! So I just… read stuff and never know which books are indie tbh. Self-published is A LITTLE easier to tell if you look into it, but I usually don’t pay attention to that either.

    Maybe it’s time to change that, though.

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    1. Yes probably! That’s why we’re organizing this readathon, to make more people aware of the great indie and self-published books that are out there 🙂
      I don’t always know I’m reading an indie book either, because I don’t look at who published something often, but I think I should be more aware!


  3. I love love LOVE this! The Bingo card is especially fun and a nice little touch 🙂 I admit, I’m spoiled and wish this were longer than just a month, haha. But thanks for creating this! It’s so lovely to see indie/small press books getting some well-deserved attention ❤

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  4. This is a really awesome idea and I would love to participate! I’m glad you are going to be recommending books though because I don’t even know where to look for indie books.

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  5. I’m so glad that the timing couldn’t be more perfect!!! I started my blog to post all my poems while I self published but I am also falling in love with indie poets. I’d love to find good fiction stories too! I’ll def. be participating – i have 2 indie books on my nightstand right now ❤ i love them sooo much already. I haven't made an announcement post about that yet, but i'll mention this in that post!! this sounds fun!

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  6. I thought i had commented on here but i’m stoked. i just finished two indie books of poetry and was about to post but thought i’d tag you or something, but i see this is set for March lol. so can’t wait to see the TBR this month for some fresh indie writers

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