Monday, April 2, 2012

Win a Trip to Book Expo with Your Amazing Book Blog

Wow! Pretty sweet deal for someone who is organized about blogging titles--I know there are some fabulous book bloggers in the Wisconsin library community. You can win a free trip to Book Expo in New York City! Check out the press release below (and note the deadline of April 9, one week from now)

Independent Book Blogger Awards




March 29, 2012; New York – If you’re a blogger who loves books, that passion might get you far: all the way to New York and the publishing industry’s premier annual event, with free travel and an all-access pass.

Nominations are now open for the new Independent Book Blogger Awards, a free online contest recognizing bloggers unaffiliated with/not compensated by a publishing company who write primarily about books and the industry. Four winners, chosen by the public and a judging panel, will attend BookExpo America in June with free airfare and hotel accommodations and a pass to the three-day global gathering.

The contest is co-produced by the Association of American Publishers Trade Division member organizations and Goodreads, the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations.

The Independent Book Blogger Awards calendar:

  • Nominations are now open until Monday, April 9, 11:59 PM
  • Readers’ voting runs from Tuesday, April 10, 12:01 AM until Monday, April 23, 11:59 PM
  • A shortlist of finalists will be announced the week of May 1, with expert panel judging to follow
  • Winners will be announced the week of May 7

All nominations and voting will take place through Goodreads on its special Independent Book Blogger Awards section.

General contest information:

  • 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

Bloggers, readers and fans can connect with the Independent Book Blogger Awards on Facebook and on Twitter at @bkbloggerawards.

“In the global digital dialogue, book bloggers are arguably the unsung heroes of our industry,” said Tina Jordan, Vice President, AAP. “Their passion is endless and their insights are valued. We’re pleased to be able to show them our appreciation through this effort.”

“Every book blogger is an important part of the conversation on what to read next. We think that’s an incredibly important conversation as a great book can be entertaining, thought provoking and can even change the world. Co-hosting these awards is our way of saying thanks. Thanks for supporting Goodreads right from our earliest days. And thanks for being active participants in telling the world ‘You must read this!’” said Otis Chandler, CEO and co-founder, Goodreads.

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