Gail Gauthier: Time To Start Thinking About The Cybils
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August 16, 2012 at 07:06PM
To give you an idea of what a big deal this award has become, the organizers have had to make a policy regarding publishers nominating their own titles. They are limited to nominating 10% of their catalogs. Holy smoke! What were they doing that led to that ruling? Plus the application form for judges leads me to believe that the organizers are getting a lot of applicants these days. Certainly enough that they can ask for proof that the applicants actually write about the genre that they want to judge.
Once again, no applying for me this year. I will try to read some of the nominated books, though. And I’ll be going over my reading to see what I can nominate.
Why would I want to nominate a book for the Cybils? It’s a way for me to get some extra attention for books I think readers ought to know about. It’s your chance to do the same.