This new deal, the Independent Book Blogger Awards, co-sponsored by The Association of American Publishers and Goodreads, is giving away four trips to BEA that include travel, hotel and an all-access pass! All you have to do is nominate your blog, or have someone nominate you, at the special Goodreads site and then wait. Voting will open to the general public on April 10th, the shortlist to be judged by a panel will be announced the week of May 1st and the winners will be announced the week of May 7th. So go get nominating!
Some general contest rules -
- US-based bloggers at least 18 years old who dedicate at least ¾ of their blog writing to coverage of books and publishing and have posted regularly between 2/1/2011 and 2/1/2012 are eligible. The blog cannot be affiliated with or compensated by any commercial or academic publication but may include those who blog for institutions such as libraries or bookstores with no commercial media ties. Contest terms
- Submission categories are Adult Fiction, Adult Non-Fiction, Children’s/Young Adult and Industry News. Judging will be based on such qualities as writing, analysis, design and presentation and reader impact. More information on the judging process at Contest terms