Hello fellow Readathoners, welcome to the Read-India-Thon Giveaway Post.
This is the post on which you guys will need to submit your challenge entries. That is, as and when you complete one or more challenge, you can submit the link to it, at the bottom of this post.
I have listed out the challenges & explained them in detail in this post. But here’s a quick refresher
Challenge #1: Read a Book on or about India OR A Book Set in India OR A Book by an Indian author.
Challenge #2: Read an Indian Book Under 24 hrs from Start to Finish.
Challenge #3: Read a Book with the Indian Tri-Color on the Cover
So like I mentioned above – as and when you complete one or more challenges, you can submit a link to it at the bottom of this current blog post.
This link need not be a link to a blog post. You can choose to write a social media post, and link to it.
For instance, if you complete Challenge #1 by reading a book on or about India or one by an Indian author, you could simply share this on social media (FB, Twitter or Insta), using the hashtags #readindiathon and #readindiathonchallenge, and link to that social media post in the linky at the bottom of this giveaway post.
Then during the course of the week if you complete one more challenge, say by reading a book with the tri-color on the cover, you could post an update on social media and submit another link.
Of-course one single social media post can qualify for 2 challenges, if that’s what you have written on there. That is you read an Indian book with the Indian tri color on the cover – it will count towards two challenges, and so there is no need to do 2 separate social posts for two challenges.
That being said, there is no limit on the number of links one person can submit, so long as they are unique links.
Also do not worry about tallying the challenge points. I’ll do that at the end of the readathon week, and even share it with you all, if that’s what you want.
But during the readathon, I’d rather you spend your free time reading. So I don’t want you to jump through several hoops to submit challenge entries and participate in the giveaway.
Which is the main reason why, all I need is a link to a social post on Facebook, Instagram or even a Tweet.
The one thing I ask is please don’t link to Insta-Stories because they disappear in 24 hrs. And please do use the 2 hashtags #readindiathon #readindiathonchallenge in your social media posts. Will be easier for me to sort through them.
And even though I have shared this earlier as well, I know a quick reminder is always helpful.
The prize for wining the giveaway:
*Any Book of Your Choice in The Format of Your Choice*
The only condition: It has to be an Indian book or one by an Indian author.
Now, to address the single most Frequently Asked Question..
How Do I Know That Someone Has Indeed Read The Book That They Have Claimed To Have Read During Readathon Week (And Submitted As A Challenge Entry)?
And the thing is, of-course I don’t know that. But hey, we are operating on an honour system here, okay?🙂
I believe that no self-respecting book-worm is going to lie about having read a book they haven’t. So I am going to accept all challenge entries at face value.
Especially because the main point here is to read Indian books, support Indian authors while celebrating being Indian this Indian Independence Week.
The giveaway is just a bonus. So long as we spend this week doing what we love (reading) and celebrating a country we love (India) – I think it’s a win-win for all of us. Don’t you think? 🙂
That’s all from my end folks. You can submit your links through the week at the bottom of this post. I’ll tally up challenge points, and share the Winner on 20th August 2019. 🙂
Until I see you again, happy reading, and good luck with the giveaway.
Oh and also.. how can I forget – a very happy Indian Independence Week to you all! 🙂