The Indie Lit Awards are back this year - YAY! And this time round, I get to participate in all the fun as a voting judge in the Biography/Memoir category. I've already compiled a list of the memoirs I want to read - luckily, there are some great ones out this year, so I'm excited to start reading. And yes, Bossypants is one of those memoirs - love Tina Fey!
And just in case you hadn't heard of the Indie Lit Awards, here is some info:
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.
The Independent Literary Awards is currently in its second year and will be presenting the winners for the 2011 calendar year in March of 2012. The genres that will be represented and receiving awards for 2011 are:
And before I forget, this just in:
Are you a blogger who is willing to review books in your favorite genre that are newly released in 2011? Are you a publisher, publicist, or author who is looking to get your newly released (in 2011) book read and reviewed on blogs? Great (on both accounts)! We’ve added Mr. Linky lists to each genre page to enable book bloggers to add their blogs to the list of bloggers who are willing to accept books published in 2011 and review them. Publishers, publicists, and authors: we’ve tried to make it easier for you to find bloggers who review books in your specific categories. Our goals are the same as yours — get books published in 2011 seen by readers! We want as many nominations this year as we can get, and the only way to do that is if readers know which books are out. Sometimes that can be difficult, especially if a blogger is new or if they just don’t have established relationships with literary industry people. So, let’s rectify that and get great books into blogging hands! Please visit our genre pages today to either add your blog, or visit blogs in particular genres.
All readers not just book bloggers, will be eligible to nominate books for this year’s Indie Lit Awards! So, start writing down your favorite titles of 2011 for each genre that you read. We’re looking forward to your nominations in September.
If you need any more info about the Indie Lit Awards or have any questions contact Wallace, she's the brains behind the ILA (Indie Lit Awards), and can be found here (her book blog, unputdownables) and here (ILA website).