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Saturday, October 27, 2012

The 2012 Goodreads Choice Awards Start October 30th (with comments by Liviu Suciu)

The 2011 Goodreads Choice Awards were a great experience and I followed them step by step with the final post HERE, while the earlier posts are linked there. Lots and lots of book lovers voted - as opposed to fans of particular authors or of dressing up - so while the awards are to a large extent a popularity contest, they are much more representative than any fan voted award in any genre.  

I plan to repeat the 2011 experience and do a series of posts following each round, my choices, comments, predictions etc, starting next Saturday, November 3, while the initial choices can be seen on Goodreads starting October 30. 
The official announcement, including method of selection, eligibility, categories, dates of each phase is included below. 
"15 Nominees in 20 Categories
Fifteen books will be nominated in the following categories: Fiction, Mystery & Thriller, Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror, Romance, Memoir & Autobiography, History & Biography, Nonfiction, Food & Cookbooks, Humor, Graphic Novels & Comics, Poetry, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Fantasy & Science Fiction, Middle Grade & Children's Books, Picture Books, and Goodreads Author. 
Visit on October 30th to view the 2012 nominations!
Three Chances to Vote!
Three rounds of voting will be open to all 12 million Goodreads members, and winners will be announced December 4th.
Opening Round: October 30 – November 11
Voting open to 15 official nominees and write-in votes.
Semifinal Round: November 12 – November 18
The top 5 write-in votes became official nominees, bringing the total to 20 books in each category. Additional write-ins no longer accepted.
Final Round: November 19 – November 27
The field narrows to the top 10 books in each category, and members have one last chance to vote
About the Nominations

Instead of consulting publishing experts or a judging panel, we look to readers to find the best books of the year. We analyze statistics from the 170 million books added, rated, and reviewed on the site in 2012 and nominate based on a book's number of ratings and average rating. So a nomination is truly an honor because it comes straight from the readers!
2012 Eligibility
Books published for the first time in the United States in English between November 29, 2011 and November 25, 2012 are eligible for the 2012 Goodreads Choice Awards. Books published in December 2012 will be eligible for the 2013 season."


John said...

Liviu,when will you be posting the review of The Red Knight by Miles Cameron ? I am looking forward to reading this very much.

Liviu said...

you can follow on Goodreads my progress - it's updated for the first 100 pages, but i will add later today the next 170 as I am now ~270

the target date for the rv is Oct 30, while tomorrow we have Miles Cameron himself on FBC

John said...

Thanks for the info Liviu,looking forward to the interview and review.

I bought the ebook today as i could not wait any longer hehehe...

really enjoying it so far.

Robyn said...

This is a great website and I have gotten so many great book suggestions. Thanks so much! I just finished a wonderful book called, "Up From Corinth: Book 2 of Journey Into Darkness" by author J. Arthur Moore. This a fiction novel, which is part two of a four part series, that follows a boy's search for his father during the Civil War.


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