Guidelines for Participants

The Europa Challenge

Welcome to The Europa Challenge. The purpose of this blog is to share our love of the wonderful books published by Europa Editions. We will run annual and long-term challenges but the goal is just to get people to read and talk and blog about these great books.

This blog is a project by two friends and fans of the publisher Europa Editions, Marie and Liberty. Marie is a bookseller in suburban Boston and blogs about books at Boston; Liberty is a bookseller in southern New Hampshire and book-lover. Neither Liberty nor Marie is employed by Europa and the blog is a fan project and not formally affiliated with Europa Editions, which has nonetheless graciously provided us with a list of their books and the use of their logo. (You may even see a comment or two by a Europa Editions staffer now and then.)

You may participate solely on your own blog, or post to this one. If you would like to become a contributor to this blog, please email the moderator (an email address is required, so comments to this post won't work).  Please be sure to include a link to your own blog, if you have one, so it can be included in the participants list on the sidebar.  You will then receive an "invitation" with a link and further instructions.

Guidelines for Blog Participants:

  • Introduce yourself via a blog post, and tell us about any Europa titles you've read previously.
  • You may post a review of each book you've read, even if it wasn't recent.
  • As you read more books, you may post a full review, link to a review on your own blog, or just create a brief post noting the title(s) read. It's up to you!
How to Label Your Posts:
  • Always include your name as a label, so your posts will be indexed together.
  • If you're posting to update us on your reading without a review, use the tag "Progress."
  • Tag with the title of the book on each review you post.
  • Tag with the author of the book as a separate label on each review.
  • You don't need to tag a post with authors or titles if the book is not reviewed, i.e. if the post contains a mention of a book without a review.
  • The reason for this is so visitors can easily find posts containing reviews rather than mentions of a book.
So for example, if I'm reviewing Death's Dark Abyss by Massimo Carlotto, I would use Death's Dark Abyss and Massimo Carlotto as separate tags, along with Marie, my name.

(The moderator reserves the right to "tag garden," i.e. alter tags to adhere to these policies. If you don't want your tags gardened, please let the moderator know!)

And enjoy these wonderful books!

Please check out The Complete Booker, the blog which inspired this project, and of course the official site of Europa Editions!