Sorry, But the Amazon Kindle Challenge Is on an Invite-Only Basis

The Amazon Kindle Challenge is the company's latest campaign to increase reading in January of 2021. Details on how it all works.

Shannon Raphael - Author

Mar. 22 2021, Updated 11:38 a.m. ET

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Voracious readers often are faced with a lot of challenges in order to keep up with their hobby — whether it's the debate between an e-reader or a physical book, or whether to get books from the library or support your favorite authors by purchasing.

One thing is certain: There are few times when bookworms get tangible rewards for flipping through pages on a regular basis, but Amazon wants to change that. 

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What is the Amazon Kindle Challenge? If you read your books on one of the company's e-readers, then you might want to keep reading to find out if you've qualified to participate. Plus, find out what exactly these qualified readers are set to receive for continuing to go through books. 

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What is the Amazon Kindle Challenge?

To commemorate the start of 2021, Amazon Kindle launched a program that rewards users for simply being consistent with their reading. The challenge is taking advantage of those whose New Year's resolutions include a re-dedication to daily reading.

From Jan. 1 to Jan. 31, eligible Kindle owners can unlock diamond badges based on the amount of reading that they do and how much they engage with their apps.

There are Bronze, Silver, and Gold Reader badges. Those who read seven days in the month will receive the Bronze Badge, while Silver is worth 15 days. Gold is limited to those who are able to read for 30 days out of the month.

Other incentives include the "Goal Setter," which is achieved simply when the user sets a reading objective. The "I'm a Fan" target is completed when the user follows an author on the app. 

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Another badge is "Book-in-Hand," and participants can get it by buying a Kindle ebook. 

The "Start a Series" reward is earned when the reader begins a book that is part of a set, while "Quitters Day" encourages people to continue reading on Jan. 19, which is when most people decide to stop their New Year's resolutions.

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The final two badges are "Finisher" (when a full book is concluded) and "Overachiever," which can only be given when all of the other badge prerequisites have been completed. 

As for what these badges translate into, there is a sweet reward. 

If a participant earns at least four badges, Amazon Kindle gives them a $5 ebook credit that can be used toward any title. This credit expires 30 days after the challenge concludes. 

Only those who received an email are eligible for the Amazon Kindle Challenge.

While the description of the challenge has been enticing even those who are non-readers, sometimes, things are too good to be true. 

There is no way to enter the challenge on your own accord; qualified Amazon Kindle owners were contacted via an email from the company to participate. 

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The contest is invite-only, so many interested users will not be able to take part. However, it is worthwhile to check your Kindle app to see if the offer is there. Some readers have noted that their email from Amazon wasn't easily accessible, and they learned of their eligibility from the app itself. 

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Though a select few will receive badges from Amazon that translate into monetary incentives, there's still every motivation to up your reading game. After all, if Amazon does a similar promotion in the future, you could then become one of the lucky ones to receive the email. 

Happy reading!

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