Goodreads asked me to enter our humble little blog in this Independent Book Blogger Awards contest. So I have. The first round is audience voted in, and then a panel of judges picks the winner. There are four categories: Adult Fiction, Adult Nonfiction, Young Adult & Children’s, and Publishing Industry. I categorized us as “Adult Nonfiction” because we don’t really fit any of the categories (we also break most of the rules and will probably be kicked out immediately).
This is the email I received giving more details:
You have successfully entered the Independent Book Blogger Awards. The polls are now open! It’s time to spread the word to your readers and drum up votes for your blog! Voting continues until 11:59 pm EDT, Monday, April 23. Be sure to blog about the awards throughout the voting period, and don’t forget to add the voting widget to your site to let all of your fans know where to go.
The rules: The polls allow one vote per person in each of the four categories, and voters must be Goodreads members so that we can accurately tally the results. When polls close, the top 15 blogs in each category will become finalists.
Winners will be selected from among the finalists by a panel of industry judges. Each of the four category winners will receive a pass to BookExpo America (June 5-7, 2012) with airfare and hotel accommodation in New York City.
For more details on rules and background on the judging process, please see the Contest Terms.
- Monday, April 9 (at 11:59 pm ET) – Deadline for entries
- Tuesday, April 10 (12:01am ET) through Monday, April 23 (11:59 pm ET) – Voting
- Week of May 1 – Shortlist of finalists announced
- Week of May 7 – Winners announced
The awards are organized by the Association of American Publishers Trade Division members and Goodreads.
Best of luck,
The Goodreads Team
I am not really banking on winning, although that trip to the Book Expo in New York City would be FREAKING AWESOME! If you have a Goodreads account, and would like to show your love, you can go to: