One More Thing: Tomorrow is the day Deb Martin is going to post the author panel where authors (8 as I remember) reveal how they came up with the titles for their books. Two Ends of the Pen.
The Original Thing: I got the following email yesterday and am assuming it’s okay to post the whole thing here, not just the link.
Subject: All About Romance (likes books dot com)’s Annual Poll for favorite 2010 books begins today
Ms. O’Connell: Please feel free to post the contest link on your website, newsletter and/or Facebook page: http://www.likesbooks.com/ballotannualpoll2010.htm
And don’t forget that you can vote too!
Ms. Lee Brewer
AAR Publisher Liaison and Pollster
Because I’m not familiar with the poll, I used the questions link and asked them if this poll is only for books first published in 2010 and also about the requirement that a participant vote for six books/authors. This is the answer I got to that:
Ms. O’Connell –
I’m so glad you’re participating in this year’s poll! To answer your questions:
1. The poll only covers books first published in 2010. So, your favorite read would be a book that had its first publication in 2010 (i.e. not a reissue of a 1978 historical, etc..)
2. With regard to the 6 rule, you just need to include 6 different books. If you have 6 books by 3 authors, that should be okay. We just had to start using that rule because some folks were trying to plug one book into all categories whether it really fit or not.
Hope this helps!
As I’ve mentioned before, the chances of me doing anything on Facebook are absolutely zero, and I’ll have to see if there’s a way to put something on my website, but at least it’s easy to mention it here. Needless to say, I’m a big fan of AAR, and am more than willing to promote anything of theirs in any way I can.
And of course I’m sure anyone who reads this blog has too much sense to try entering one book in all the categories, but I wonder if any of you will be able to participate at all. I must admit I’ve never been one to pay any attention to when a particular book was published, and I’ve never kept notes on books I read. It was only after I started reading some of the book forums that I realized some readers take things that seriously.
I guess I can go back and see which of the romances I’ve read in 2010 were published in 2010, but I have no idea if I’ve read six that were first published in 2010, and can I say a particular one is the best in a category if it’s the only one I read that fits that category? Hmm. There is some discussion of this in their forum and some links were posted as to places where you can see lists of 2010 books.