Reading Challenge

Read awesome books and share your love of our Featured Authors to collect points towards perks and prizes at the next convention.


  • Read books by Coastal Magic Convention Featured Authors. You can find the list of participating authors HERE. Books must be at least 50 pages and read between June 1, 2021 and February 12, 2022.
  • Post a public review of at least 3 meaningful sentences. Reviews can be posted on any public forum, such as a blog, Goodreads, Book Life, Library Thing, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, Google Play or other vendor site.
  • Fill out the submission form (CMCon22 form coming soon). You’ll be asked to put the name of the author and the name of the book, as well as a link to your public review.
  • ACTIVITY POINTS – Consider sharing your review, info about a participating Featured Author, or your overall excitement about Coastal Magic Convention on your own personal social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, etc. Posts must include the hashtag #CMCon22. There is a place on the Coastal Magic 2022 Reading Challenge form to put the link to your original post.
  • Perks (listed below) are available to any attendee who earns that level of points. In the spirit of friendly competition, Grand Prize and Runner-Up Prizes (listed below) are limited to one per reader.


  • Author Points: You can collect one (1) Author Point for each Featured Author you read. An author with multiple pen names is considered a single author, for a total of one (1) Author Point, regardless of what pen name is read. Co-Authors writing under a single pen name are considered a single author, for the total of one (1) Author Point. Co-Authors with both of their names on the cover are considered a single author, for a total of one (1) Author Point attributed to the co-author of your choice.
  • Book Points: You can collect one (1) Book Point per book you read. Allows for collecting multiple Book Points by the same author. Anthology stories can be counted as individual stories (towards Author Points and Book Points) if they meet the 50 page requirement.
  • Activity Points: You can collect one (1) Activity Point per original social media post for up to three (3) Activity Points a month. Duplicate/cross-platform posts count as one (1) post. Sharing a Coastal Magic Convention or a Featured Author’s “Coastal Magic specific” post counts as one (1) post if you have added original text and the hashtag to the new post. Highlighting the same author(s)/event(s)/topic(s) is technically allowed, though we ask for as much variety as possible. Additional Activity Points may be available during specially announced author/convention activities.
  • Bonus Points: You can collect one (1) Bonus point for every 1000 pages read, awarded February 13, 2022. For example, if your collective page count total for the competition is 6,824 then you will receive 6 Bonus points added to your point total. (Page counts vary by format, so to avoid confusion a list of official page counts and eligible Anthology/collection stories will be provided.)

Point Perks:

  • 5 POINTS – One (1) entry into drawing for FREE REGISTRATION at the next in-person Coastal Magic Convention (presumably February 2022) for every 5 points earned.
  • 50 POINTS – One (1) digital prize/prize pack donated by Author/Publisher
  • 75 POINTS – One (1) physical prize/prize pack donated by Author/Publisher*
  • 100 POINTS – One (1) custom designed #CMCon22 Reading Challenge Mug/Tumbler/Novelty Swag item*
  • 125 POINTS – One (1) Author Engagement Event TBD

The top point earners for each month will have the added opportunity to group chat via Zoom with participating Featured Authors.

Thank You Gifts:

Thanks to a very generous CMC Attendee, an additional participation reward is available for cross-posting your review on multiple sites. You can list the 2nd review link in the comments section of the Reading Challenge Form.

  • Thank You gift 1 – One (1) $10 gift card to Amazon or Barnes & Noble to any participant who reads and reviews ten (10) #CMCon21 Featured Authors and shares their reviews on two different outlets. The first MUST be Amazon, Barnes & Noble, OR Bookbub … and the second can be on any other review site, blog, or retail vendor site.
  • Thank You gift 2 – One (1) Thank You gift 1 and one (1) $25 gift card to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or The Ripped Bodice to any participant who reads and reviews twenty-five (25) #CMCon21 Featured Authors and shares their reviews on two different outlets. The first MUST be Amazon, Barnes & Noble, OR Bookbub … and the second can be any other review site, blog, or retail vendor site.*


There will be 5 prizes awarded during the official Coastal Magic Convention in 2021, and determined/awarded in the following order:

  • Most Points Earned – GRAND PRIZE, Overall Challenge Winner
  • 2nd Prize – Most Authors Read
  • 3rd Prize – Most Books Read
  • 4th Prize – Most Authors Read runner up
  • 5th Prize – Most Books Read runner up

*Physical prizes will be mailed after the convention. Ties will be determined by each tied participant’s page read totals.

This information and other updates relating to the Reading Challenge can be found at the READ FOR BOOKCLUB blogsite. You can also join the Reading Challenge Facebook Group to interact with other readers and some of our Featured Authors. Along with chats, the group posts will include author spotlights, sale/promo info, and much more.

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