There are some great events happening in September and October in Book Blogging World.
There is a new Literary Giveaway Blog Hop, the Book Bloggers Appreciation Week, the 24 Hour Read-a-Thon, and the Indie Lit Awards. Don’t miss them!
Literary Giveaway Blog Hop – October 15-19
Do forgive me for mentioning my own event first. It’s not the first event to happen!
Yesss! Another Literary Giveaway Blog Hop! It takes place from Saturday October 15th to Wednesday, October 19th.
If you were around in February or June, you know exactly what this is: a blog hop for people interested in books that have a certain literary merit.
There are a lot of Giveaway Blog Hops around but most seem to be directed towards young adult and romance audiences. For people that like to give away (or win) books that are more literary, the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop was created.
The last two Literary Giveaway Blog Hops had 30 and 70 participants (people giving away books), respectively. If you’d like to participate and give away a book or book related item, keep an eye on my blog, the “official” announcement where you can sign up, will be posted in a week or so.
Book Bloggers Appreciation Week – September 12-16
The Book Blogger Appreciation Week is only 8 days away! It’s a great celebration in the book blogging community. There are awards for best book blog in different genres (and you can still vote for best meme, best feature and some other categories – look HERE and click on your BBAW account in the first sentence).
There will also be daily themes that you can discuss on your blog if you want to, interviews with fellow book bloggers, giveaways, and much more. So keep an eye on the BBAW blog: HERE.
Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-Thon – October 22-23
Happening twice a year, the 24 Hour Read-a-thon is a big event in which many book bloggers (and other readers) like to join in. There are hourly challenges in which prizes can be won, there are cheerleaders to cheer the readers on, and it’s just a great excuse to read as much as you can in one 24 hour period.
Now, some people actually try to fill the full 24 hours without sleeping, cooking, or getting out of the house. Others take it more easy and will make sure they don’t miss out on their beauty sleep. In any case, it’s a great community event! Have a look HERE.
Independent Literary Awards – Nominations for 2011 now open
Nominations for the Indie Lit Awards are now open! You can vote which book published in 2011 is the best book in one of these genres:
- Biography/ Memoir
- Lit Fiction
- Speculative Fiction
You can nominate up to 5 books in each genre. Check out the FAQ
for more information. Do nominate your favorite books of 2011 – this award is about what we
think are good books, us, the independent readers that are not connected to the publishing industry!
Which of these events are you planning to “attend”?