365 Challenge: Day 233 – Goodreads (2017 Book Awards)

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Today is an amazing day. Not only is it autumn and Halloween, two of my favorite times of the year, but it’s also the first day of the Goodreads Choice Awards for 2017. Each year, Goodreads holds awards for books published that year across twenty (20) different categories. They hold three (3) rounds for voting, starting with this week, and they also allow you to write in an eligible nominee if your favorite book wasn’t initially selected. Here’s how it works:

Week #1: 10/31 to 11/5 Voting

  • 15 Nominees selected by Goodreads
  • Any other eligible book can be nominated via a write-in by us

Week #2: 11/7 to 11/12 Voting

  • 15 Nominees selected by Goodreads remain
  • Top 5 write-in votes are added to the list, rounding it out to 20 Nominees

Week #3: 11/14 to 11/27 Voting

  • Top 10 from prior round in each category are the new Nominees

 

**Votes are tallied and the winners are announced later this year! **

 

Why This is Awesome

  1. If you love to read, it’s an award based on your votes — not some society or panel
  2. You find new books you want to read
  3. You can write-in your own Nominees (Us Writers Love This)
  4. It creates great discussion among readers
  5. You remember all the favorites from the prior year

 

For me, it’s also a bit special as there’s an opportunity for me or any of my fellow writers to be nominated via a write-in vote in any of the 20 categories, including ‘Goodreads Debut Author’ of 2017. While I am not suggesting my book is the best book (that’s for others to choose), being nominated helps promote the book to other Goodreads members who may not know about it. It’s all about marketing and advertising to help share the chance.

This is one of those times when being nominated truly can have a tremendous impact for new writers. It’s not always about winning, but instead about finding ways to share your book and voice with other people. I’m searching my list of fellow writers to see if there’s anyone I’d like to nominate as it may just help them out. So should you!!!

 

About Me & the “365 Daily Challenge”

I’m Jay, an author who lives in NYC. My debut novel, Watching Glass Shatter, can be purchased on Amazon @ http://mybook.to/WGS. I’ve always been a reader. And now I’m a daily blogger. I decided to start my own version of the “365 Daily Challenge” where since March 13, 2017, I’ve posted a characteristic either I currently embody or one I’d like to embody in the future. 365 days of reflection to discover who I am and what I want out of life.

The goal: Knowledge. Acceptance. Understanding. Optimization. Happiness. Help. For myself. For others. And if all else fails, humor. When I’m finished in one year, I hope to have more answers about the future and what I will do with the remainder of my life. All aspects to be considered. It’s not just about a career, hobbies, residence, activities, efforts, et al. It’s meant to be a comprehensive study and reflection from an ordinary man. Not a doctor. Not a therapist. Not a friend. Not an encyclopedia full of prior research. Just pure thought, a blogged journal with true honesty.

Join the fun and read a new post each day, or check out my book reviews, TV/Film reviews or favorite vacation spots. And feel free to like, rate, comment or take the poll for each post. Note: All written content is my original creation and copyrighted to me, but the graphics and images were linked from other sites and belong to them. Many thanks to their original creators.

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52 thoughts on “365 Challenge: Day 233 – Goodreads (2017 Book Awards)

    misifusa said:
    October 31, 2017 at 11:56 AM

    You asked and I voted! Best of luck to you!

    Liked by 1 person

      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      October 31, 2017 at 12:27 PM

      Thank you! 🙂

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        misifusa said:
        November 1, 2017 at 9:03 AM

        I wrote you in as nomination for fiction and for new debut! I hope it helps!

        Liked by 1 person

        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        November 1, 2017 at 9:39 AM

        I appreciate it! All votes help. I highly doubt I am known well enough to get enough write-in votes, but it’s amazing to see so many kind people. Thank you. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

        misifusa said:
        November 1, 2017 at 11:06 AM

        Never doubt! Just keep moving forward with positivity and ease!

        Liked by 1 person

    Fictionophile said:
    October 31, 2017 at 12:46 PM

    I voted this morning. Thanks for letting others know about this Goodreads feature.

    Liked by 1 person

    Patty said:
    October 31, 2017 at 12:48 PM

    Ummmm I kind of nominated you today! 🙂 So now people need to get out there and vote. 😉

    Liked by 1 person

      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      October 31, 2017 at 12:49 PM

      Thank you! I appreciate it. In some ways, I’m excited, and in others, I’m scared! I want to be out there, but I’m also so shy, it feels weird. But I so appreciate you!!!!!! xoxo

      Liked by 1 person

        Patty said:
        October 31, 2017 at 1:54 PM

        Don’t be scared. Your book is really good and you are truly a talented author. Chin up! Your welcome. xoxo

        Liked by 1 person

    BrizzleLass said:
    October 31, 2017 at 1:26 PM

    I really hope you get through. I voted for you! 😉

    Liked by 1 person

      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      October 31, 2017 at 1:35 PM

      Thank You! I was glad to see the ‘debut’ category. Even if it only works for 1 round, the ability to show others the book is a tremendous help. 🙂

      Like

    scr4pl80 said:
    October 31, 2017 at 1:42 PM

    I’ll second that nomination. Good luck, Jay, and Happy halloween.

    Liked by 1 person

    E. Michael Helms, writer said:
    October 31, 2017 at 1:58 PM

    Best of luck, Jay! 🙂
    –Michael

    Liked by 1 person

    AJ said:
    October 31, 2017 at 2:55 PM

    I love voting!

    Liked by 1 person

      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      October 31, 2017 at 3:39 PM

      It’s so much fun. 20 categories and if you’re favorite isn’t listed in the initial 15, you can write in your own favorite novel!

      Liked by 1 person

        AJ said:
        October 31, 2017 at 7:39 PM

        Yup I get to have a say and I love that!

        Liked by 1 person

    wakinguponthewrongsideof50 said:
    October 31, 2017 at 8:02 PM

    Your book I sent totally the best book

    Liked by 1 person

    Jessica Rachow said:
    October 31, 2017 at 8:52 PM

    Voted for you! 😊

    Liked by 1 person

    declutteringmylifeweb said:
    November 1, 2017 at 4:20 AM

    hi, nominated. only this category is relevant for you?

    Liked by 1 person

      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      November 1, 2017 at 9:41 AM

      Thank you so much! I’m not certain on the rules. It’s eligible for Fiction, I’m sure. I don’t really think it falls into romance or mystery, so probably just those two. 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

        declutteringmylifeweb said:
        November 1, 2017 at 10:59 AM

        than you have another nomination 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        November 1, 2017 at 11:00 AM

        Thank you. I am so grateful. I appreciate it. All well by you?

        Liked by 1 person

        declutteringmylifeweb said:
        November 1, 2017 at 11:03 AM

        i already nominated yours as fiction in the morning. 🙂
        everything is ok, although my gap year is approacing its end, and i have been applying for a new job. This process makes me nervous, I know i will find something good, though.

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        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        November 1, 2017 at 11:06 AM

        You will find something; it just takes time for the right one to come forward. I unfortunately don’t know anyone near you to offer a way to contact anyone new… but I wish you much luck. You deserve it.

        Liked by 1 person

        declutteringmylifeweb said:
        November 1, 2017 at 11:07 AM

        Thanks. Yes it takes time, just during the process it seems to be ages.

        Liked by 1 person

    RhapsodyBoheme said:
    November 1, 2017 at 11:34 AM

    Very cool….good luck

    Liked by 1 person

    WWW wednesday #15 – coffeeloving bookoholic said:
    November 1, 2017 at 12:17 PM

    […] watching glass shatter author: james j. cudney from this is my truth now ebook i am sooooo happy, that jay published his first book! i read the first chapters and loved […]

    Liked by 1 person

    inspirationpie said:
    November 1, 2017 at 7:24 PM

    I voted! Good luck, Jay!

    Liked by 1 person

    Valerie @ Valerie's Musings said:
    November 2, 2017 at 1:08 PM

    I never knew you could write in people! I wrote you in for Fiction & Debut Author. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    mainepaperpusher said:
    November 2, 2017 at 10:26 PM

    Jay, I haven’t spent much time on Goodreads. Where do I go to vote?

    Liked by 1 person

      James J. Cudney IV responded:
      November 2, 2017 at 10:29 PM

      On the main page once you log in should be a banner or ad for the 2017 choice awards. Once you click into those awards, go to the category you want, eg debut Goodreads author. Once you go to that page, you pick from the 15 they show you or scroll down and write in the name of the one you want if it is not there. Click submit! If this doesn’t help we can work on it tomorrow via messaging!

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        mainepaperpusher said:
        November 2, 2017 at 10:38 PM

        Got it! Voted on Best Fiction, somehow Romance…Levi was distracting me. And Levi seriously voted for you in the Debut category. I pulled up the screen and pulled up your book and he nosed the touchpad and boop…he voted…no lie! Tell Ryder he’s heading up the Canine Right to Vote Movement.

        Liked by 1 person

        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        November 2, 2017 at 10:41 PM

        Ryder supports that. He complains all the time about his rights violation! THank you so much!!!! I love Levi and I haven’t even met him yet!!!

        Liked by 1 person

        mainepaperpusher said:
        November 3, 2017 at 1:14 AM

        Levi is the best dog ever…sorry Ryder. It was the strangest thing how he came over and did that.

        Liked by 1 person

        James J. Cudney IV responded:
        November 3, 2017 at 7:48 AM

        It was cool!!!

        Liked by 1 person

    October Reads 2017 – mistysbookspace said:
    November 3, 2017 at 6:42 AM

    […] of the 2 books I read in October Watching Glass Shatter by James J. Cudney, who is also a fellow blogger, is hands down my favorite of the month. I knew I was going to like […]

    Liked by 1 person

    WWW wednesday #16 – coffeeloving bookoholic said:
    November 8, 2017 at 11:34 AM

    […] watching glass shatter author: james j. cudney from this is my truth now rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ thoughts: easy five star read. i loved this book completely. i got lost. […]

    Liked by 1 person

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