Monday, July 25, 2016

Call for Bout of Books 17 Challenge Hosts

Bout of Books 17 is August 22nd through August 28th

Like us on Facebook
and follow us on Twitter & Instagram 
to join the social media fun.
Bout of Books 17 is coming!

We need YOUR help. This post is ONLY for people who want to host a challenge.

Please note: if you are chosen, you will be required to provide a direct link to your challenge post before the beginning of the read-a-thon.

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 31st 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.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Bout of Books 16 Grand Prize Winner

Bout of Books 16 has ended but the fun doesn't stop until the Grand Prize Winner is announced!


And the Winner is...
Jennifer Greenlees 
(@Jen_fromWA on Twitter)

Jennifer's winning entry came from following @amshofner on Twitter.
Congratulations, Jennifer!
Keep your eye on your inbox, you'll be receiving an email from Bout of Books soon!

We'd 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.

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 July 25th for Bout of Books 17. Keep an eye on this blog for that announcement.

Once again, thank you to everyone who helped make Bout of Books 16 a success! We appreciate that you love books and how vocal you are about sharing it!

-Kelly and Amanda

Monday, May 16, 2016

Bout of Books 16 Wrap-Up

Congratulations!
You have survived Bout of Books 16!


In this post, we invite you to link up to your overall progress for Bout of Books. You don't have to create a wrap-up post--it can be an update post with day 7's progress.

Whatever works for you, works for us.

Here are important informational nuggets you probably want to know:

Bout of Books 17 will be from August 22nd to August 28th.

The Grand Prize winner will be announced TOMORROW.

Following this blog is the BEST way to stay up to date on EVERYTHING.

Since we can't reach out to everyone personally to remind them about upcoming events (though wouldn't that be awesome?), we do our best to keep this blog updated with the most current information. That means you're responsible for following us if you want to receive the latest news.

Thank you for making this event fabulous!







Sunday, May 15, 2016

Bout of Books 16 Day 7

The end is in sight.
Keep reading!

Here is the schedule of events for today:

TZC = Time Zone Conversion

10:00am CST (TZC) Morning Announcements with @boutofbooks
7:30pm CST (TZC) Evening Announcements with @boutofbooks

Challenges

No challenge -- it's a free day!

Updates

The way these updates work is that you post your progress for the previous day (today's link should be to your progress for the sixth day of the read-a-thon). Please include a DIRECT LINK to your update post.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Bout of Books 16 Day 6

Here is the schedule of events for today:

TZC = Time Zone Conversion

9:30am CST (TZC) Morning Announcements with @boutofbooks
10am CST (TZC) Twitter Chat with @soulswallo
7:30pm CST (TZC) Evening Announcements with @boutofbooks

Challenges

Share Your Favorite Bout of Books Moment -- HERE

With the read-a-thon starting to wind down, we want to see some of your favorite moments. These could be from past BoBs or the present one. Did you connect with someone who would later become your BFF and partner in crime? Did a favorite author retweet you? Were you recommended a book that changed your life? TELL US ABOUT IT!

Twitter Chat Information

TZC = Time Zone Conversion
There is a Twitter chat today at 10am CST (TZC)
The chat will be hosted by @soulswallo
@boutofbooks is on standby

The chat will last one hour. You do NOT have to follow the host. If the host gets stuck in Twitter jail, she will take over the @boutofbooks handle.

We will use the Q1/A1 system. The host ask the question using Q1, Q2, and so on. You respond using A1, A2. EASY!

Updates

The way these updates work is that you post your progress for the previous day (today's link should be to your progress for the fifth day of the read-a-thon). Please include a DIRECT LINK to your update post.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Bout of Books 16 Day 5

Here is the schedule of events for today:

TZC = Time Zone Conversion

10:30am CST (TZC) Morning Announcements with @boutofbooks
7:30pm CST (TZC) Evening Announcements with @boutofbooks

Challenges

Freaky Friday Photo Challenge -- HERE

Share a photo of you or your books in a creepy setting to celebrate Friday the 13th! Use the hashtags #boutofbooks and #freakyboutofbooks so we can all see the scary!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Bout of Books 16 Day 4

Here is the schedule of events for today:

TZC = Time Zone Conversion

10:30am CST (TZC) Morning Announcements with @boutofbooks
7:30pm CST (TZC) Evening Announcements with @boutofbooks


Challenges

If You Like This, Try This -- HERE

Since we all love recommending books, here's your chance to share the love.
Example: If you like paranormal romance with bloodthirsty vikings, try Shelly Laurenston's Call of Crows series.
Make sure you use the hashtag #boutofbooks on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, so we can see your recs.