Tuesday, November 1, 2011

2nd Anniversary of The Book Boost: Blogger of the Year Nominees Announced!

Today, the Book Boost celebrates our 2nd Anniversary!

We pride ourselves in a diverse blog that has seen amazing growth in traffic over the last two years. Not only do we run low price cover ad spots for authors but we offer FREE guest blogging opportunities to any author of any genre.

Each of these guest bloggers bring their own fan base with them and therefore cross promotion occurs on a daily basis. Not to mention the fact that I've been truly honored to host authors from every genre imaginable (and even newly created genres) AND from every type of publishing that exists. From pre-published authors to self published authors, to e-book small press authors, to mid-size print on demand authors, to major NY publishing house mass market authors and even a hard cover author or two from the NY Times Best Sellers list!

The one thing we all have in common? Our love for writing and our passion for getting our words and worlds out there for others to enjoy.

So, for the 2nd year in a row, I ask you to invite your friends, family, co-workers or anyone who likes to read to check us out. We'd love to build our reader base here at the blog and offer author hosted contests nearly every weekday. If you are an aspiring author, we have some of the hottest and smartest authors in the biz sharing advice with you for FREE!

You can follow the blog (see the left hand column), follow us on Twitter (see the right hand column for link), and don't forget to join our Yahoo group (see right hand column for link) where we allow unlimited free promotion for authors every day with nearly a hundred members already!

Also, if you want to place a super inexpensive cover ad, be sure to contact me at thebookboost@gmail.com for details. I always have room for more!

Lastly, I'd like to make a special announcement today.

In 2010, we named our first Book Boost Blogger of the Year author, Maya Jax. She has done us proud this year and will continue her reign until Valentine's Day 2012 when we'll crown our next Blogger of the Year.

In anticipation of this big event, I've carefully selected FIVE guest bloggers from this past year and nominated them for the Second Annual Book Boost Blogger of the Year Award!

These nominees where chosen based on all the eligible guest blogger posts between November 1, 2010 and October 31, 2011. Author interviews or book review posts were not taken into consideration for this award but a variety of criteria was applied to the selection process such as....

1. Creating a humorous, unique, or memorable blog post;
2. Bringing in a lot of reader traffic to the blog;
3. A unique or memorable story idea;
4. A great or eye catching book cover or concept; and
5. Being a fabulous guest!

They are all outstanding representatives of the diverse publishing community and amazingly talented authors as well.

These nominees will each be featured throughout January and I invite you to come back on each of these special dates to meet the nominees, read personal interviews with each of them, and to win prizes just for participating!

Then, at the end of January, YOU will vote on who you think should receive The Book Boost Blogger of the Year award for 2011!

The winning author will receive the following prizes:

1. A year of FREE cover ad promotion at the Book Boost;
2. A custom designed trophy (for bragging rights, of course); and
3. A special gift selected for the individual winner!

So, without further ado, the nominees (in the order of their scheduled feature author appearance date) are as follows:

(Click on author's name to view their nominated guest blog & to learn more about them.)

January 3rd Lisa Beth Darling

January 10th Margaret West

January 17th Patricia Pellicane

January 24th Leslie Langtry

January 31st J.F. Jenkins

Honorable Mentions:

A.D. Blackburn (featured on the blog December 8, 2010)
Natalie Dae (featured on the blog November 16, 2010)

Please join me in sharing CONGRATS to all the lovely nominees! And be sure to come back in January as they battle it out for the blog's award honors!

Best wishes to all,
Kerri Nelson
Owner, The Book Boost

Thanks to all our guest bloggers,
followers, and comment participants

for another wonderful year!


Lisa Beth said...

Thank you so much! This is really lovely. I'm looking very forward to being a part of this event.

Leslie Langtry said...

This is terrific! Thank you!

Patricia Pellicane said...

Thank you so much. It's great to be nominated. I'm using it for a promo. Thanks again. Even if I don't win, this is a kick.

Lisa Kessler said...

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!!! :)

Good luck to the Blogger finalists too!

Lisa :)

Renee Vincent said...

CONGRATS to all the lovely nominees and Happy Anniversary Book Boost!!
What an honor!

The Book Boost said...

@LisaBeth~Thank you for blogging with us this year. A well earned nomination!

The Book Boost said...

@Leslie~Thank you for accepting the nomination. Bravo!

The Book Boost said...

@Patricia~Your post on agents really struck a chord with me. Thanks and a well deserved nomination for you.

The Book Boost said...

@LisaK.~Thank you. Can't wait to have you back next year. xoxo

The Book Boost said...

@Renee~Thanks for the shout out, my friend. Woot!

widdershins said...

I just discovered this site. What a treat! Will continue to linger and play!

Tami Winbush said...

Congrats to the nominees! WTG

Unknown said...

Congratulations to the nominees. I enjoy Margaret's blogs all the time, so I'm not surprised to see her name among the honorees. Best to each.


Kate Richards said...

Happy Anniversary!

Margaret West said...

I'm late (as usual) But i am so pleased to be apart of this event. thank you.

The Book Boost said...

@widdershins~So glad you found us! Woot! Please come back and join us every week day for fun and prizes and new authors. Can't wait to see you around the Boost!


The Book Boost said...

@Tami~Thanks for stopping by! They are all great nominees!

Rebecca said...

Congrats to all the nominees and a special congrats to Kerri and The Book Boost for celebrating your 2nd anniversary!

The Book Boost said...

@Ginger~I know. Isn't is sweet to see another one of our "fellow" Eternal Press authors here? Go Margaret!

The Book Boost said...

@Kate~Thanks so much, my dear one.


The Book Boost said...

@Margaret~No worries. I'm always late to my own parties. LOL Congrats on a well deserved nomination. Best of luck!