Note: This page will remain live until year’s end, but our new homepage for the Aussie Author Challenge 2018 is now live also and taking sign-ups.
The Aussie Author Challenge 2017, now in it’s 8th year.
Whether you are a patriotic Australian, an aspiring or armchair tourist or simply an international reader wanting to discover some talented new authors and interact with like-minded readers, the Aussie Author Challenge could be for you!
The objective of this challenge is to showcase the quality and diversity of the books being produced by Australian authors.
This dedicated page here at Booklover Book Reviews will be your one-stop shop for the challenge.
What is there to gain from participating in this reading challenge?
- Extra entries into all book giveaways we host during 2017.
- A link to every book review you publish and link up below will be featured in the ‘Aussie Author Challenge Update’ section of our Booklover Book Reviews Newsletter (currently ~1000 subscribers). Sign-up to receive this newsletter at the top of this page (right sidebar).
- Being welcomed into a passionate group of book lovers and exposure to the diverse range of books being published by Australian authors!
Read on to decide which Aussie Author Challenge level suits you and how you can get involved.
Read and review 3 titles written by Australian authors, of which at least 1 of those authors are female, at least 1 of those authors are male, and at least 1 of those authors are new to you; Fiction or non-fiction, any genre.
Read and review 6 titles written by Australian authors, of which at least 2 of those authors are female, at least 2 of those authors are male, and at least 2 of those authors are new to you; Fiction or non-fiction, at least 2 genre.
Read and review 12 titles written by Australian Authors of which at least 4 of those authors are female, at least 4 of those authors are male, and at least 4 of those authors are new to you; Fiction or non-fiction, at least 3 genre.
How to Join:
1. Tell the world you are committing to this challenge and at what level – you can do that either on your own website, facebook, google+, twitter or basically any form of social media. In that commitment provide a link to this page and where possible display the Aussie Author Challenge 2017 badge to show your support for the initiative. Then register for the challenge by adding a link to your challenge commitment to the Registration Linky below.
2. Each time you read and review a book please also refer/link to this challenge (for those using twitter #AusRead17 and our twitter handle @BLBookReviews). Yes, since not all book lovers are necessarily book reviewers, this year we’re expanding challenge participation to include thoughts about books that you’ve shared on via Goodreads, Twitter and Facebook. Then link to that review post/tweet via the Book Reviews Linky below.
3. When you have completed this challenge tell the world about that achievement, and link to that completion announcement via the Challenge Completion Linky below.
If you ever have any difficulties using the forms below don’t hesitate to email me at [email protected]
Resources you may find useful:
- Links to thousands of reviews of titles by Australian Authors written by participants of the 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Aussie Author Challenge
- Australian literary award winners: Miles Franklin Award, The Age Book of the Year, Prime Minister’s Literary Award, Patrick White Award, Ned Kelly Awards, The Stella Prize, Aurealis Awards
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