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AAP & Goodreads Are Running Book Blog Competition

Hey book bloggers, want to get some recognition for your work? The Association of American Publishers and Goodreads have opened the nominations for the Independent Book Blogger Awards. Four winners will get airfare to New York and a three day pass to BookExpo America in June.

The contest is open to bloggers ages 18 and up in the U.S. who dedicate at least 75 percent of their blog content to covering books.  The blog cannot be affiliated with commercial media ties.

The press release explains more about what they are looking for: “There are four categories for submissions:  Adult Fiction, Adult Non-Fiction, Children’s/Young adult and Industry News.  Entries will be judged on such qualities as writing, analysis, design and presentation and reader impact.  Complete details on how to enter, rules and background on the judging process is at Contest terms

You can submit entries through Monday, April 9, 11:59PM. After all of the entries have been received, readers will be able to vote for their favorites from April 10-23. A panel of publishing experts will judge the finalists, and the winners will be announced the week of May 7.

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