So, I’m helping out with this little project called the Independent Literary Awards, which is a series of new book awards given out by literary bloggers (fancier sounding that book bloggers, yes?). I just joined the awards group last week, so I’m still learning everything, but I’m excited. I’ll be serving as a judge for the Non-Fiction Panel, which basically just means I’m an organizer for one particular awards, and get to work closely with the rest of the Non-Fiction Panelists:
- Debbie @ Readerbuzz – readerbuzz.blogspot.com
- Shauna @ the Evergreen Junior High Library – evergreenjuniorhighlibrary.blogspot.com
- Florinda @ The 3R’s Blog – www.3rsblog.com
- Betty @ Reflections with Coffee – reflectionswithcoffee.com
- Mary @ A Novel Idea – a-novel-idea-by-maryelizabeth.blogspot.com
Pretty awesome, and diverse, right?
So what are these awards about? Because it explains it better than I can, here’s what the official About page says about the awards:
The Independent Literary Awards are book awards given by literary bloggers. Lit bloggers write about books and literary related items. They are the fastest growing form of publicity in the literary world, though most are still independently run and do not receive compensation for their reviews or recommendations. 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. The genres that will be represented and receiving awards for 2010 are:
(In the future we hope to grow the list of genres represented.)
The process of the Awards:
- Titles are collected via nominations by literary bloggers in each of the categories. To see the nomination lists or to add a title to them, please see the specific genre page.
- Nominated titles will be tallied and the top 5 nominated titles from each category will be placed on a Long List.
- Long List titles will be read and voted on by the panel and the judges of each category.
- The top 2 titles from the Long List will be placed on a Short List.
- The winners from each category will be chosen by the judge and panel of each category from the Short List titles.
We’re in the collecting nominations stage right now, which ends on December 15th. That means there’s plenty of time to head on over to nominate your favorite book. You can only nominate one in each category, but if you had ideas could nominate something in every category.
It only takes a little bit, so head over to the Independent Literary Awards and nominate your favorites published in 2010!