Early Blog Announcement
Video announcement will be posted on my channel on the 31st May
In July, I will be hosting The Indie Accords Readathon in recognition of the magic created by Indie Authors, and to encourage more people to read Indie. I have been reading Indie for years and have developed quite a few friendships through it’s readers and writers alike and I want to share some of that joy
FUN FACT: One of my favourite YA Indie fantasy series is “The Tainted Accords” by Kelly St Clare (Also her debut series). July just so happens to be the book birthday of a new series she co-wrote with Shannon Mayer – A Court of Honey and Ash (releases 6th July) more on this later. All of these prompts are somehow related to Kelly.
The Terms…and general stuff and things
The #IndieAccordsReadathon is a month long readathon. It will begin July 1 in your own timezone and run until 11:59pm 31st of July.
Most of the books that are Indie, Self or Boutique published are available on Kindle Unlimited so you can read and try many books for the cost of one month if you don’t already have it. If you do already have it… FREE MONTH OF READING.
The Indie Accords is team based because, who doesn’t love a bit of friendly competition. And what is a competition without a giveaway!
The Teams and their captains are:
Team Fantasy/ Science Fiction La Capitana is none other than the funny and talented Lena from Sufficiently Advanced Lena.
This woman knows her science fiction and fantasy! She is one of my favourite SFF Booktubers and friends.
She reads a lot, like, a lot a lot of SFF of all different sub genres and she has never let me down on a book rec for over a year!! Lena also reads a lot of Indie so I know she’s gonna have some amazing recs.
Team Horor/ Thriller and Mystery is led by this ROCKSTAR in the bookish community. Lezlie from the Nerdy Narrative
Man oh man! Aside from smelling books, Lezlie is also able to grab the best parts of a story that will get your attention, articulate them to a way where you can’t help but add them to your TBR list whether it’s your usual genre or not.
She reads everything but she has agreed to help me and head this team! I can’t believe it!
Team Historical Fiction/ Contemporary and Lit‘s fearless leader is read-all-of-the-things Mel from A Book Fiend Named Mel
Honestly, Mel reads so much books in every genre. Everytime I watch a new video it’s a lucky dip as to what genres are going to be featured. I love it!
One of the nicest, most inclusive people ever. Mel holds reading sprints on her channel, every other Sunday evening and they are so much fun. Oh the things we talk about… hahaha
Team Romance is non other than my good friend Chelsea at Chelsea Zhao on Youtube
Amazing mama and wife. Lover of bookish things, gaming, an awesome journaler (seriously check out her cute spreads) and all round epic human being!
Chelsea is also one of the funest (that’s a word right?) people to buddy read with. And I honestly can’t wait till our next read together.
Declare your allegiance (genre/ team) and register here. Registration for the giveaway will close on the 28th of June*
*You can still take part if you don’t register you just won’t be entered into the giveaway
There are two prizes up for grabs for those who have registered and complete all of the prompts
- 2x A Book from Book Depository or your Amazon wishlist (Up to the value of AUD$30) – Open internationally **
**I am aware that Book Despository is part of the Amazon conglomorate but for ease of purchase I have decided to go this route. However, if you are drawn a winner and have a specific indie bookstore you would like to purchase from please let me know and I will accomodate this if I can.
Declare your TBR on your socials by the 30th June. Make sure you use the hashtag #indieaccordsreadathon and tag @indieaccords
If it’s on Goodreads it counts. Novella, Short Story (over 150 pages), Manga, Middle Grade, Audiobooks also count 🙂
You CAN double up your reading prompts if you would like (5 books min to be read to be eligible for a prize)
Books included in your TBR can be Self Published, Boutique Published or Independantly Published. If you have any questions about this, please don’t hesitate to reach out on Twitter or send a DM on Instagram
TBRs CAN be changed throughout the readathon
Each completed prompt is worth 30 points. You can double up books but you won’t receive any points for the additional prompts that book fills.
There will be 1 team book and 1 group book for a possible 20 extra points per book.
Ultimately I just want to encourage people to read more Indie! So if you read an indie that doesn’t fit a prompt you still get 15 points per book
To be eligible for the prize you need 150 points. I will be updating the points every other day so you can see where you are as a team and the leaders of each genre.
There are 10 reading challenges in total.
To complete your Bingo card, there are 8 reading prompts and 1 bookish prompt
There will also be 1 team book and 1 group book.
To download a PNG of the graphics head over to Indie Accords Admin HQ
The 8 Bingo Reading Prompts are:
Aye, Do We Have An Accord? – Read a book featuring Pirates/ Set at, or near the sea
Everything Hurts – Read a book with a Middle Aged MC
One Heart – Read a book with LGBTQIA+ Rep
Hard Yakka – Read a book by an Australian or New Zealander Author
You Are Not Alone – Read a book with an Ensemble Cast OR a Platonic Friendship
The Little Guy – Read an Indie Middle Grade
To go into the GIVEAWAY and to complete the bingo board we have one non reading prompt.
If you want to leave a review on more than one, AMAZING! When updating your points for this prompt, please link your review. Reviews are so important for Indie authors and they appreciate them so much.
The group read will be A Court of Honey & Ash published by boutique publishers Hijinks Ink Publishing. This is completely optional but will add you an entry into the giveaway. There will also be a channel for discusions and spoilery talk in the Discord.
Orphaned. Trained to fight. Raised to fear the power of Underhill. Secretly in love with a man who doesn’t want me.
I’m still just Alli, aka the half-human orphan fae, but my life is looking up for the first time. It only took me my whole 24 years.
But when Underhill—the ancestral home of the fae—shatters, making it impossible for any fae to enter, I’m the only one who knows who did it.
A secret that will be the death of me if I do nothing.
A brutal madness spreads through the fae as they lose their connection to Underhill, and to save my people, my only choice is to leave all I have fought for and go on the run.
Unless I figure out how the hell magic that has existed since the dawn of time was destroyed with a single touch, well, an entire life spent fighting to prove myself isn’t going to mean anything at all.
I must find the answer to the riddle of Underhill’s shattering.
Hunted by the very man I loved once upon a time.
Each team captain has chosen a book in their genre.
Team Fantasy/ Science Fiction – The Sword Of Kaigen by M.L Wang
Team Horor/ Thriller and Mystery – Patience Of A Dead Man by Michael Clark
Team Historical Fiction/ Contemporary and Lit – The Rain Heron by Robbie Arnott
Team Romance – Along for the Ride by Mimi Grace
That’s it!! Announcement video’s will be posted at the start of June with all the deets and you get to meet the hosts, if you haven’t already.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me to ask any questions at all.
Here’s to an amazing reading month!