News room: Nominate your favourite author blog for the Author Blog Awards 2010

Nominate your favourite author blog for the Author Blog Awards 2010 by Anna Lewis

CompletelyNovel bring you the Author Blog Awards 2010. The aim is to highlight to readers the great content that you can find in author blogs and microblogs. We also want to reward those authors who engage with their readers online, especially as they often invest a lot of their time in doing so.

Oh, and if we encourage other authors to do the same in future, that’s great too! Nominations are now open so please head over to the Author Blog Awards Page to find out more and nominate your favourite author blog.

Who’s behind the awards

The awards are being run by and we have also partnered with publishing news website BookBrunch and publishers such as Allison and Busby, The Random House Group, Quartet, Simon and Schuster and Headline.

Prizes to be won by anyone who nominates a blog!

To encourage as many people as possible to nominate and vote in the awards, we will be offering prizes including books, eBooks, eReaders, event tickets etc to randomly selected participants, provided by CompletelyNovel and the partners in the awards. You can check out the selection of free books and prizes to be won here.

Who has been nominated so far?

You can see a list of who has been nominated for the Author Blog Awards by visiting our Author Blog Award nominees page

If you are an author and have a blog or microblog then it’s time to spread the word and get your followers noticing. You can use our Author Blog Award web badge - and make sure you let people know via Twitter, Facebook and send an email out to your mailing list.

What you need to know – Important dates

Nominations are now open!

Anyone can nominate an author blog that they think is worth of recognition by visiting a dedicated competition page on The nominations will be compiled and a shortlist created for the blogs that receive the most votes.

2 April 2010: Nominations close

5 April: Shortlist Announced and voting open

There will be three categories:

  • Best Published Author Blog
  • Best Unpublished Author Blog
  • Best Author Microblog

Everyone will be able to vote for their favourite blogs from the shortlist.

15 April: Voting closed

20 April: Winners announced at London Book Fair in association with PublishingTalk.

Good luck everyone!

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