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Contest for Book Bloggers at Goodreads

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Goodreads and the Association of American Publishers Trade Division members are sponsoring the Independent Book Blogger Awards to recognize those who are write passionately about books.

Four bloggers will win a trip to Book Expo America, including airfare and hotel accommodations.

Blogs can be entered in one of four categories: Adult Fiction, Adult Nonfiction, Young Adult and Children's, or Publishing Industry. When public voting (by Goodreads members) closes, the top 15 blogs in each category will become finalists. Winners will be selected from among the finalists by a panel of industry judges. Each of the four category winners will receive a pass to Book Expo America (June 5-7, 2012) with airfare and hotel accommodation in New York City.

Dates to keep in mind:

  • Monday, April 9 - Deadline for entries
  • Tuesday, April 10 - Monday, April 23 - Voting
  • Week of May 1 - Shortlist of finalists announced
  • Week of May 7 - Winners announced

Read the full rules here.

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