Voting Now Open For The 2012 Goodreads Choice Awards

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Voting now open for Goodreads 2012 Awards

Goodreads, the reading and social networking sight for those of us who read, announced that voting for their annual awards, picked by readers, opens today

I received the email first thing this morning and there’s nearly 200,000 votes cast in the first round already! Voting in this first round runs until the 10th of November, with voting in the next two rounds due to end by the 27th. Winners will be announced on December 4th.

Nominees range from Junot Díaz and Barbara Kingsolver in fiction, to Harlen Coben and David Baldacci in mystery and thriller, to Hilary Mantel and Carlos Ruiz Zafon in historical fiction - so quite a lot to choose from in those 20 categories!

Based on statistics from the 170 million books added, rated and reviewed on the site, they’ve chosen a shortlist of 15 ‘official nominees’ for each category. You can offer write-in votes, but they have to have been published for the first time in the U.S., in English, in the last year. (To be honest, I’m not entirely sure why it’s limited to the U.S. when a large number of my friends in the UK are, like me, being offered the opportunity to vote.)

These write-ins are analysed and the top 5 in each category are added to the 2nd round of voting, making a total of 20 possible choices in that stage. Round 3 eliminates half the contenders, leaving 10 to choose from in each group.

If you’re a Goodreads member already, you can go vote on their website.

That’s it, I’m off to vote. Who did you vote for?

Dean Fetzer

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Dean Fetzer is originally from a small town in eastern Colorado, but has lived in London, England, for the past 21 years. After a career in graphic design, he started a pub review website in the late 90’s; He left that in 2011 to concentrate on his thriller writing, as well as offering publishing services for authors, poets and artists. When not writing - or in the pub - he can be found in the theatre, live music venues and travelling.

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. November 1, 2012 - 5:31am

I had to write in Dora: A Headcase for best fiction.  Not a nominee, I guess.

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Michael James S... November 2, 2012 - 4:25am

I love the goodreads Choice Awards...The category that I'm always interested in is fantasy and each year the books nominated in this category have been outstanding. I was floored in 2010 when my book "The Emerald Storm" was the only self-publsihed book that made the cut.  And am now even more excited to make the 2012 list with Percepliquis.  The Riyria Revealtions series has been a total blast to write...but for anyone who is thinking of reading them they should be aware that the best route presently is to buy the Orbit versions (because the originals have been taken off the market and can be quite expensive).  The series now breaks down like this:

* Theft of Swords contains The Crown Conspiracy & Avempartha

* Rise of Empire contains Nyphron Rising and The Emerald Storm

* Heir of Novron contains Wintertide & Percepliquis.