Yay! I signed up for this great challenge at Story Siren again this year, and I will make it to twelve debut books this time.
As a final report from last year...I only got six in, but I didn't sign up until July.
I squeezed in two more official ones (total of six) before the end of the year:
Then I got in two unofficial ones in January (unofficial total of eight)
I got MATCHED from Audible, but the other three were audiobooks my library system purchased toward the end of the year.
I'm getting my most-wanted debut books through Audible this year (already started ACROSS THE UNIVERSE), but if you want to get some debut audiobooks through the library, I'd suggest searching for the top-selling and/or critically acclaimed ones in your library catalog a couple months after they come out (to make up for the library lag time). And you could consider requesting the purchase of a few of them. I can do that in person in the children's part of my library.
What about you? Anyone else doing the Debut Author Challenge?
Now, My Unofficial Audiobook Challenge:
Any audio-newbies willing to try an audiobook this year? I don't have the bells and whistles and widgets ability to make it an official challenge, but if you try an audiobook because of my site then let me know and I'll send you a book or some other prize.