Indian Quills Reading Challenge 2014

IQRC is BACK!

After a fantastic year of Indian reads, with more than 1000 Indian book reviews and 600 books added to the database at The Tales Pensieve, the Reading Challenge of the Year is here…

Indian Quills Reading Challenge – Season 2

IQRC 2014

IQR Challenge is an attempt to bring the reviews of books by Indian authors scattered all over under one database at The Tales Pensieve. Going forward with this site’s underlying partiality with Indian authors, it is to also serve as a collective effort to promote the literature and authors of Indian origin.

We invite each and all who read books by Indian authors, even once in a while, to participate in this effort. We have tried to keep this very simple and user friendly but in case you have any confusion or face blocks feel free to contact us. The way into this challenge is a 3-step strike: Read the guidelines, if you are game sign-up and start participating (and winning ;) ).

Guidelines

a. Anyone who reads Indian literature can join the challenge, do you blog or not is not a criteria. Nor is your nationality or country of residence a criteria.

b. Fiction, Non-Fiction, Graphical, all forms of Indian writing are welcome.

c. Books written in any language (Regional, National or International) are eligible for the challenge, the only criteria is that it should be authored or co-authored by a writer of Indian origin.

d. The challenge will run from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014.

e. The books to be part of the challenge could have been released anytime since evolution of printing (no ceiling on that) and you can also link reviews of books read anytime, any number of years back. The intension is to build a near perfect and complete database of books by Indian writers.

f. If you have any confusion wether the book you have opted for, qualifies for the challenge or not just ask.

g. If you are a blogger but do not write about books on your blog, you are welcome to use the non-bloggers signup for the challenge.

Signing-up

For Bloggers

1. Lock in the number of books you will be reading as part of the challenge – which will be your IQR Target. (You can always increase it later)

2. Sign up for IQR Challenge – Season 2 by entering your details into the linky, here

2. Once your details and IQR Target are updated into the IQR Challengers 2014 list, you can start linking up your book reviews here

For Non-Bloggers

1. Lock in the number of books you will be reading as part of the challenge – which will be your IQR Target.  (You can always increase it later)

2. Sign up for IQR Challenge – Season 2 by putting in an eMail to us at – contact@thetalespensieve.com – stating that you want to join the challenge and the number of books you intend to read for IQR Challenge – Season 2 (your IQR Target)

3. Once your details and IQR Target are updated into the IQR Challengers 2014 list, you can start rating & writing short reviews here

…And then

We will be updating the Indian Books Database in the first week of every month for the submissions of the previous month and with that will be updated your challenge account details i.e. your IQR Target vis-a-vis your submissions. And from there we pick the IQR Champion of the month, who gets an IQR Champion badge for his/ her blog & gets to choose a book of their choice from the picks of the month to be home delivered (anywhere in India). If the IQR Champion of the month is a non-blogger, then they ofcourse get only the book.

This time we are also opening up the challenge to readers of Indian literature residing outside India. So incase the IQR Champion is a non-resident Indian he/she wins an eBook and an IQR Champion badge for his/ her blog.

So all set? You can sign-up from the challenge anytime but submissions start from January 1, 2014 only.

Welcome to Indian Quills Challenge – Season 2 book lovers! Let’s continue to build the biggest collection of Indian writing on the web. Get, Set Go….