Saturday, August 23, 2008

BBAW Award Nominations are Open


It's time to open nominations for Book Blogger Appreciation Week Awards 2008!

Listed below are the categories of awards. There are many. You may not have a nomination for each award. It doesn't matter. Nominate up to two blogs per category and send an email to BbawawardsATgmailDOTcom with your choices. You DO NOT have to have a blog to make nominations. Comments left on this post will NOT be accepted as nominations. Each category will be narrowed to the top five blogs by number of nominations received, so don't be shy!!! Support your favorite blogs and bloggers! Nominations will close on August 31st.

And the categories for the Book Blogger Appreciation Week Awards 2008 are:

Best General Book Blog
Best Kidlit Blog
Best Christian/Inspirational Fiction Blog
Best Literary Fiction Blog
Best Book Club Blog
Best Romance Blog
Best Thrillers/Mystery/Suspense Blog
Best Non-fiction Blog
Best Young Adult Lit Blog
Best Book/Publishing Industry Blog
Best Challenge Host
Best Community Builder
Best Cookbook Blog
Best History/Historical Fiction Blog
Best Design
Most Chatty
Most Concise
Most Eclectic Taste
Best Name for a Blog
Best Published Author Blog
Best Book published in 2008
Best Meme/Carnival/Event
Most Extravagant Giveaways
Best Book Community site
Write In--think we missed something? Write in your category and nomination and if there are enough other write-ins of the same category it will be added!

Added by Popular Demand:
Most Altruistic Blog
Best Fantasty/Horror/Sci-Fi/Spec-fic Blog
Funniest/Most Humorous Blog
Best Commenter/Commentator

32 comments:

Shana said...

Amy, thanks again for all the work you've done with BBAW. It's going to be fun!

Bobbi said...

Wow - you've done a tremendous amount of work! I'm working on my nominations right now!

Chris said...

Wow! What a job you have! Thanks for doing this.

Jena said...

gracious, I don't even know where to begin...

Serena said...

I will work on my nominations today!

Serena said...

I posted this update and call for nominations on my blog.

raych said...

This is going to be awesome!!

jmnlman said...

So many blogs...

Deena said...

What about Horror? Or Sci-Fi? Fantasy? Or just call it Spec Fic? We weirdos need to appreciate our book bloggers too!

Ali said...

Is there a list somewhere of the bloggers who are participating? I'd like to 1) check if my blog is on it and 2) check out some of the other participating blogs before making my nominations.

iliana said...

Just wanted to drop in and say this is such a cool thing you are organizing!
I made a mention of it on my blog as well. Now I gotta work on my nomination list :)

lovedandamazed said...

Hooray! I will put together my list of nominations and send them your way!

Jennifer @ Quiverfull Family said...

I'd like to check out the participating blogs so that I can make my nominations as well :).

Allison said...

Great list of categories..its going to take me until Aug 31 to get through all the categories!! hahah

Nymeth said...

I'm with Deena - I'd love to see a Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Speculative Fiction category.

Thanks for all the great work, Amy. This will be fun for sure :)

bermudaonion said...

I just got your BBAW e-mail and I'm overwhelmed with all the work you're doing with it. Thanks so much!

John Mutford said...

I nominated a few people/blogs that hadn't signed up to be part of BBAW. Is that okay?

Kerrie said...

I got off to a bit of a late start - didn't see the nominations had opened until this morning

mary said...

This is a great contest! BTW,I love your wallpaper. Where did you get it?

jezebelsk said...

Nominations are in from me & I blogged about it. Of course, I did that before I saw 'Create A Link'! LOL Thanks so much for hosting this, Amy!

Heather's Fave Books said...

I just voted...

©Hotbutton Press said...

What about sci-fi and paranormal book blogs?

Dani
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Jyl at Mommy Gossip said...

Great contest! I am voting now. Looking forward to seeing the winners.

mary said...

How can I get the button for my blog?

diane said...

Hi,

I vote for Book Hunters Holiday as BEST GENERAL BOOK BLOG
for inspiring me to keep my store open of few more years!

I'm looking at books with new eyes.
Diane www.bargainbooks-online.com

Sharon - Lost in Hawaii said...

I'm glad I found this blog, however, I'm not in the loop enough yet to vote in this contest. I never imagined there were so many writers blogs - guess I never thought about it! I have now subscribed to yours.

Tanya said...

The list looks great! Can't wait to see all the nominations and the winners. :) We blogged about it on our site: www.CCBReview.blogspot.com
THANKS for running the contest!

A.S. King said...

This is such a great idea! Book bloggers are so important in these days of dwindling review sections in newspapers. Not to mention the fact they they just plain ROCK for doing it. You are awesome for this, My Friend Amy!

jmprince said...

Thank you so much for all your hard work. I can't wait to see the outcome!

lucy-anne said...

Question -- would a graphic novel/comics blog open the categories up too widely?

While the award would probably go to one of the majors (PW's The Beat, Journalista!, Blog@Newsarama and Comics Reporter are the ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox for the field really), it would be nice to see a minor at least nominated.

Also, would group blogs like Bookslut or Making Light be put in the same categories as single author blogs or would they be in a separate category?

Thanks, and good luck!

Red lady-Bonnie said...

I just went to post about the Book Blogger Appreciation week and see that the nominations ended yesterday! I'm sorry that I missed them..if you extend the deadline, let us know!

LiteraryMinded said...

Please also let me know if you extend the deadline! I hadn't even heard of this until now.

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