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April 11, 2012

Independent Book Blogger Awards

I'm doing something that I haven't done since high school - asking people to vote for me. Instead of hoping to make the homecoming court or student council, today, I'm hoping to move to the next round of the Independent Book Blogger Awards at

Independent Book Blogger Awards
Vote for Girl Who Reads for the Independent Book Blogger Awards!

The first round of voting began yesterday. In this round, public vote will decide the top 15 blogs in each category (Adult fiction, Young Adult fiction, Non-fiction, and Publishing News) who will become semifinalists. (My blog is in the Adult category)The semifinalists will then be judged by a panel of industry professionals to determine the winner in each category. The winner in each category will win a trip to Book Expo of America including hotel accommodations and airfare.

You must be a Goodreads user to vote. If you don't want to sign up for an account, there are other ways you can help.

  • Tweet between now and April 23. Here is a sample tweet or you can make your own: Vote for @Girl_Who_Reads for Independent Book Blogger Award [Tweet This]
  • Post a status message on your Facebook page encouraging your friends to vote for me. You can use the message above or create your own. Please be sure to include this link:
  • Post a message on your blog or Tumblr. If you would like the above graphic to use, please email me and I can send you the HTML code for it. You can also grab my button on the side bar to help advertise. Feel free to use any or all of this blog post on your own blog/Tumblr.
If you don't tweet, facebook, or blog, you can still help. The finalists are determined by a panel of judges who will be looking for certain criteria:
  • quality of writing (well-written, cohesive, succinct, without spelling or grammatical errors) (20%),
  • quality of analysis (illustrates blogger’s knowledge and comfort with the topic at hand) (20%),
  • visual design and presentation (design and layout of the blog should be aesthetically pleasing without detracting from the focus of the content) (20%), 
  • audience tone (dialogue reflects intended audience) (20%),
  • and reader discussion/impact (relative concentration of the types of discussion that the blog prompts among its readers, regardless of whether the discussion is positive or negative in nature) (20%).
The last item in particular you can help me. Please consider leaving a comment on one or all of the following posts (these are the ones that have been submitted for consideration):
Thank you for supporting my blog through voting, tweeting, sharing on Facebook, and leaving comments. You can vote for one blog in each category: Adult, Young Adult, Non-fiction, and Publishing news categories. There are many excellent blogs, please do take a look at them.

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