The idea behind this is to find new authors that you have never tried before, not necessarily ones that are debuting. They can be in your genre of choice or be brave and try something new. You never know what you’re going to like until you try it. If you’re looking for some suggestions, you can check out the Author page at Literary Escapism or the 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 Challenge pages. With over 1000 reviews posted, I’m sure there will be something there for everyone.
Here are the guidelines:
The challenge will run from January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013.
Since this is an author challenge, there is no restriction on choosing your novels. They can definitely be from other challenges. However, the authors must be new to you and, preferably from novels. Anthologies are a great way to try someone new, but only a third of your new authors can be from anthologies.
I want this to be an easy challenge, so you can pick to do either 15, 25 or 50 new authors. It all depends on how fast you read and how adventurous you want to be. If you reach your goal halfway through the year, don’t stop. Any new author you try can be added to Mr. Linky. We all want to know about your new experience.
After reading your new author, write your review and then add your link to the Mr. Linky. Make sure you include your name and the author, but adding the title is completely up to you.
Bloggers or Non-Bloggers alike are welcome. You don’t have to have a site to participate. You can link up via Facebook, GoodReads or even Amazon if you’d like.
Once you reach your goal, you don’t have to stop. Any new author you try, go ahead and add it to the list. Introduce us all to whoever you find. After all, there’s no reason to stop trying new authors, right?
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My goal will be 50 new authors which should not be too difficult, especially with the number of e-books that I have on my Kindle (for whatever reason, I am more likely to purchase an unknown author as an e-book than I am in print--print books I wait and check out from the library and then I purchase them if I like them--am I the only one who does this?).