January 2019 Prize Packs are Here!

We’re quickly approaching this weekend’s #24in48 readathon and your cohosts are furiously making last minute preparations. But we wanted to take the opportunity to tell you about the prize packs you’re eligible to win if you complete a full 24 hours of reading. These packs are only possible because of the generosity of our donors and we’re so excited to be able to offer some really great options this year.

In order to be eligible for one of these prize packs, you must:

  1. Sign up officially using your name, a valid email, and a URL/username for the platforms you’ll be updating during the ‘thon. (If you need to edit your response to include an actual link or username, you can do so by following the confirmation link you received when you signed up.)
  2. Be active on those platforms during the readathon.
  3. Use some method of tracking your time. This can include your phone’s stopwatch function or a digital stopwatch (preferred) or a written time tracker, but your 24 hours must be clearly recorded. (If you need a digital stopwatch, Google “stopwatch.”) *Pro-tip: take a screenshot of your stopwatch every time you pause it, just in case you accidentally reset it instead of restarting it.*
  4. In the post that goes up at the end of the readathon, you’ll be able to submit your info and proof of 24 hours of reading. You’ll also be asked to note whether you’re US-based or international.
    You’ll have until midnight ET on January 29th to submit this proof, after which the form will be closed.

Obviously, your proof is on the honor system and, while we’re thrilled to be able to offer these prize packages, please don’t abuse it.

Also, please don’t forget your internationally-based brethren and donate if you can.

Now for the fun part:

For U.S.-Based Readers:

Package #1:
Harry Potter Illustrated Collection: Books 1-3
Yellow Library Card Mug from Out of Print

Package #2:
Litographs Gift Card, Good for One Blanket of your Choice
Bookshelf Mug from Out of Print
To Be Read Enamel Pin from Out of Print

Package #3:
Three-month subscription to the Feminist Book Club Box
Book Nerd Enamel Pin from Out of Print
Natural Library Card Pouch from Out of Print

Package #4:
One month of Nonfiction Call Number Box
Langston Hughes print from Obvious State
Yellow Library Card Mug from Out of Print
To Be Read Enamel Pin from Out of Print
Library Card and Stamp Enamel Pin Sets from Out of Print

Package #5:
One month of Fiction Call Number Box
Agatha Christie print from Obvious State
Bookshelf Mug from Out of Print
Library Card and Stamp Enamel Pin Set from Out of Print
Book Nerd Enamel Pin from Out of Print

For International Readers:

International Prize Pack #1:
Go Away, I’m Reading mug
Set of Bookish Pencils
Book Stack socks
Borges Library tote bag
Too Lit to Quit badge set
Book Crush bookmark

International Prize Pack #2:
$50 Amazon, Wordery, or Book Depository Gift Card (depending on your country/shipping options)

But you can’t win if you don’t sign up! So scurry over and get on that, people! And we’ll see you right back here for readathon-ing this weekend.

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Tracking Your Hours + Prize Pack Announcement!

We’re a week away from the start of the ‘thon and, during the last readathon, I suggested that you keep track of your hours because it might be worth your while. While many of you did just that, and got a pair of Out of Print socks as a reward, I realized after the fact that my instructions about tracking and the requirements for doing so were unclear and many of you lost out on the option to win a prize.

While I won’t be doing another “everyone gets a prize” a la Oprah, if you finish the full 24 hours, you will be entered to win one of three fantastic prize packs (there’s even one for international readers). More about those in a minute, but first the rules.

In order to be eligible for one of these prize packs, you must:

  1. Sign up officially using your name, a valid email, and a URL/username for the platforms you’ll be updating during the ‘thon. (If you need to edit your response to include an actual link or username, you can do so by following the confirmation link you received when you signed up.)
  2. Be active on those platforms during the readathon.
  3. Use some method of tracking your time. This can include your phone’s stopwatch function or a digital stopwatch (preferred) or a written time tracker, but your 24 hours must be clearly recorded. (If you need a digital stopwatch, Google “stopwatch.”)
  4. In the post that goes up at the end of the readathon, you’ll be able to submit your info and proof of 24 hours of reading. You’ll also be asked to note whether you’re US-based or international.
  5. You’ll have 48 hours after the end of the readathon to submit this proof, after which the form will be closed.

Obviously, your proof is on the honor system and, while I’m thrilled to be able to offer these prize packages, please don’t abuse it.

Now for the fun part!

Prize Pack #1:

$50 gift card to the Book Riot Store, courtesy of Book Riot
“Read or Die” T-Shirt, courtesy of Book Riot
Dick: a card game based on the novel by Herman Melville

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Prize Pack #2:

$50 gift card to Litographs.com, courtesy of Litographs
A tote from Graywolf Press
Bards Dispense Profanity: a party game based on the works of William Shakespeare

prize-pack-2-1

 

International Prize Pack

$50 worth of books from Book Depository, courtesy of Jen Shoots Weddings
Your choice of one Penguin item (see link for options) from The Literary Gift Company

international-prize-pack

Questions? Leave a comment or send me an email at 24in48readathonofficial@gmail.com!