COYER March 2014 Sign Ups

January 20, 2014 Challenges & Readathons, COYER 35

We had such a blast back in November 2013 with COYER that we decided it had to be something we did three times a year. We’re making a few changes to make it better (we hope), but it’s pretty much the same.

The concept: Have you been a little over eager with your mouse when browsing Kindle Freebies? Or maybe those books on Netgalley/Edelweiss were just too hard to resist? Are your free reads sitting in your E-reader, neglected, just waiting for when you have time to get to them? Well now is the time with the “Clean out your E-reader Challenge”

Join us March 1st – 31th with the Clean out your E-reader Challenge hosted by Fantasy is More Fun & Because Reading is better than real life and start cleaning out your free or nearly free E-reads! Not only will you get to those reads that have been sitting unread for too long, but Two participants will have a chance to win prizes in our Review Posts Giveaway AND will drive more traffic to your blog

~~~~~~ The Rules ~~~~~~

The Rules have changes just a little this time around

    • Go through your E-readers and select books you’d like to read during the challenge. The book must have been Free or Nearly Free: under $5, Kindle Deals, Netgalley, Edelweiss & author review requests only (Blog Tour reviews are not accepted this time, sorry). Anyone caught not using a free book or a book that is pirated will be removed from challenge.

 

    • Sign up with the linky below letting us know that you plan to participate. Between now and March 8th create a post announcing that you’re participating and a list of books you hope to read during the challenge (this can change). If you don’t have a blog this can be done at the Goodreads group “Two Girls and A Challenge” Any participant that doesn’t have a starter post up by 11:59 PM EST March 8th (giving you procrastinators a little more time!) will be ineligible for the grand prize.

 

  • Start reading your books (starting March 1st) and reviewing them, either on your blog or Goodreads, Booklikes, etc. Put the link to your review (to the review URL, not your Web Address) on the review linky available March 1st, listing your blog name and the name of the book you reviewed. When you write your review, you MUST include the challenge logo and linky somewhere on the post so that we can all check out the reviews.

~~~~~~ Giveaways ~~~~~~

There are now TWO ways to earn entries in TWO giveaways. Winners will be announced April 5th.

Giveaway 1: Reviews ($10 gift card from Amazon or B&N, emailed)

  • Every day you post up to TWO reviews of a free or nearly free E-book, enter the link (to the review URL, not your Web Address) on the Rafflecopter available March 1st (2 links per blog, per day) to get extra entries in the review giveaway.

Giveaway 2: Comments ($10 gift card from Amazon or B&N, emailed)

  • Since COYER is best when we’re all interacting, we’ve decided quality commenting on other people’s reviews deserves recognition too. After you comment on a review, go to the Comments Giveaway and enter the link for the review where you left your comment. You’ll have up to 20 entries for comment links per day. No double entries and only quality comments will be accepted (as in, more than “great review” but something that actual engages with the review left). We will be confirming winning entries.

~~~~~~ Other Fun ~~~~~~

Twitter

  • We’ll also be having a Twitter Party! It’ll be Sunday, March 23rd at 4pm EST. Mark your calendars now 🙂 Hopefully this time will work better for our international participants than the last time! While you’re reading your free or nearly free E-books or posting your reviews be sure to update us on Twitter with #COYER!

Mini-challenges

  • From the surveys it seems that everyone enjoyed these challenges but wished they had more time to do them. So we’re looking for mini-challenge hosts for mini-challenges that will run for the entire duration of the event. Email ksjmkm1@gmail.com and/or limabean74@aol.com if you’d like to host a challenge. Let us know what activity you would like to do so we can plan accordingly. If you’d like to host but have no ideas, email us and we’ll brainstorm together. Hosts will need to provide a giveaway of some sort. Participants will get extra entries in both giveaways for following you and for participating in your challenge.

Button

  • Here’s a button that you can add to your blog to announce you’re cleaning out your E-reader with us:

March 2014 COYER Signups

The Levels

  • Each person who participated will be able to grab an award ribbon at the end to put up on their blog announcing your accomplishment. Since we were amazed with how many books some participants read last time we’ve added another level.

What will your goal be?

Lightly Clean – 1 to 4 eBooks

Spring Clean – 5 to 9 eBooks

Deep Clean – 10 to 14 eBooks

Xtreme Clean – 15 or more eBooks

~~~~~~ The Sign-up Linky ~~~~~~

  • Remember, we’re doing this a bit differently this time. Instead of having to sign up here AND do again to a sign up post on March 1st, you’ll sign up ONE TIME, HERE. This doesn’t have to be your goal post, but rather a way of letting us know you plan to participate. Then, between now and March 1st create a post announcing that you’re participating and your goals (details above). Put your posts up early if you’d like and help us spread the word!



We hope you’ll join us and have a great time!!

Berls & Michelle

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Berls has been a book lover her whole life. She reads pretty much every genre and is currently working hard at making her childhood dream of becoming an author come true. She loves sharing her thoughts about books, blogging, and just random fun stuff. She's a challenge and read-a-thon junkie, so it's no wonder that she loves co-hosting the COYER reading challenge. Leave a comment, Berls is always happy to chat!

35 Responses to “COYER March 2014 Sign Ups”

    • Berls
      Twitter:

      Woot! so glad you’ve joined us and hope you’re having a blast. I’m playing serious catch up at the moment but plan to be all caught up by Monday… I hope.

  1. Tabitha the Pabkins

    What a wonderful sounding challenge! I’m making up my post now. I do have a question though. I love the idea of commenting on other bloggers reviews being worth entries it will totally encourage visiting and interaction – however are you going to have a place for all of us to link up our reviews daily so we can easily find these reviews? I know there is the linky to see people’s posts but then we’ll be shuffling through all their other posts trying to find them. I would highly recommend a single main linky for the running list of all the review posts people have with the title of their book/author as the link name so each of us participants can go find reviews/books that we are interested in. Just a suggestion! =) Look forward to chatting with all of you.
    Tabitha the Pabkins recently posted…Review: The Undead Pool by Kim HarrisonMy Profile

    • Berls
      Twitter:

      Sorry I didn’t get to your comment earlier, but I guess I answered it on twitter, right? No audio books this time around, just eBooks. Sorry 😐

  2. Kris

    I’m not a reviewer but I have a lot of ebooks that I need to read and I think this will be a great motivation. I want to participate by reading and stating my progress on tumblr. I wont enter the giveaways but I want to participate, also I’ll try my best to join the twitter party and the mini challenges sound like fun! I’ll go see which ebooks I’ll read this month
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    • Berls
      Twitter:

      Kris that’s great, totally join in. And you don’t have to be a “professional reviewer” by any means. Just share your thoughts about what you read – tumblr is fine I think (I don’t use it, but any place you can write and provide a link will work)

    • Berls
      Twitter:

      My Kindle is so past crowded lol – this challenge *might* scratch the surface! Glad to have you join us 🙂

  3. Chris

    I’d love to do this I don’t have a blog so I’ll just post here is that right I think I need the extreme clean I have so many books clogging my iPad kindle I just love that one click.

    • Berls
      Twitter:

      Hi Chris – no worries, you don’t need a blog to participate. At some point between now and March 8th you’ll just need to let us know what books you plan to read by posting your list in the goodreads group “Two Girls and a Challenge” here. Let me know if you have any trouble with it 🙂

      As for the 1 click button problem, I think this is my version of a support group lol

      • Berls
        Twitter:

        Oh and be sure to sign up in the linky above if you haven’t yet. Just put your name @ Goodreads/shelfari/booklikes/etc and the link can be to your profile on Goodreads or if you create a special shelf for the challenge.

  4. Jennifer K

    I signed up again. I created a shelf on goodreads for the challenge. I think I will try for 5-9 books. I will make a list closer to the date it starts. Thanks for having the challenge again.

    • Berls
      Twitter:

      Yay! So good to have you again 🙂 5-9 books is a great goal – I’m still trying to figure out how many I think I can get through… I always try for more than I can actually handle, maybe I should try shooting for something more reasonable this time?

    • Berls
      Twitter:

      Yay! So glad to have you again gaele! And yes, please do encourage everyone to jump in. They can just keep track on goodreads even 🙂

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