Sunday, November 14, 2010

Independent Literary Awards...Nominate Your Favorites Now!

You are a reader or you wouldn't be here at my blog.  I bet you've read some fantastic books this year, right?

Why not nominate your favorites for an award then?!

What are the Independent Literary Awards?

From the website, here is a little about the award:
The Independent Literary Awards are book awards given by literary bloggers. All judges and panelists for theses awards are completely independent and do not receive compensation for reviews nor their work on the award board. The Independent Literary Awards is currently in its inaugural year and will be presenting the winners for the 2010 calendar year in February of 2011.

What genres may receive awards?

The genres that will be represented and receiving awards for 2010 are:

·         Literary Fiction
·        Non-Fiction
·        Mystery
·        Speculative Fiction 
·         GLBTQ 
What, then, are the rules for making nominations?

■ You must be a literary blogger; and a link to your blog must be provided so we can verify this. (You may not be the author, publisher, or publicist of the book you are nominating).

■ Books nominated must have a 2010 release date.

■ You may nominate a book that has already been listed (the books with the most nominations will be what we add to the Long List).

■ You may nominate books in more than one genre, but only one per genre.

■ Nominations close December 15, 2010.

I'm happy to be serving as a panelist on the Non-Fiction Panel of the Indie Literary Awards!

Serving as Non-Fiction Panelists are:

• Debbie @ Readerbuzz

• Florinda @ The 3R’s Blog 

• Mary @ A Novel Idea 

And serving as Judge for the Non-Fiction Panel is Kim @ Sophisticated Dorkiness 

I am anxious to read some great non-fiction titles over my winter holidays, so please, please, please head over to the links above and nominate some great books. Please share this information on your blog so that other great titles will be nominated. Please tweet about it and Facebook about it. Spread the word, literary bloggers!


  1. This sounds wonderful! And what a treat it must be for you to be on the panel! Now I'm going to have to look back on all my "favorite" reads and see when the release dates were!

    Thanks so much for sharing! I hope the response is great!

  2. Part of this looks like its in another language on the Google Reader! Wonder what is wrong....

  3. Thanks for post about this - we've got 17 nominations now, up from like 7 last week, so we're making an impact!


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