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

Goodreads: website for readers to discuss books and select 2017 winners


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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