Saturday, January 26, 2013

3rd Annual Blogger of the Year Nominees Announced

And the Nominees Are...

Welcome to our Weekend Special Edition!  
We're online today to announce our 
2012 Book Boost Blogger of the Year Nominees.  

Join us with heartfelt Congrats 
to all the deserving nominees.

Here at the Book Boost, we pride ourselves in a diverse blog that has seen amazing growth in traffic over the last three 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 from every type of publishing that exists.

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.  In the coming year, our goal is to bring more reader traffic to the blog by offering up fun as well as informative posts.  We hope you'll stick around as we continue to grow.  More surprises in store in 2013!

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.  No strict moderation and no troublesome rules for certain promo-days and all that nonsense.

Also, if you want to place a super inexpensive cover ad, be sure to contact me at today for details. Special New Year ad rates currently available.

In 2012, we named our 2011 Book Boost Blogger of the Year, author Leslie Langtry. She has done us proud this year and will continue her reign until Valentine's Day 2013 when we'll crown our next Blogger of the Year.  A special thanks to Leslie for a wonderful year.

Our 2012 nominees, were chosen based on all the eligible guest blogger posts between November 1, 2011 and December 31, 2012. Author interviews, book review posts, and posts by me/myself/I 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 an over-all fabulous guest!

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

The winning author will receive the following prizes:

1. A year of FREE cover ad promotion at the Book Boost;
2. The top right hand column ad spot ALL YEAR; and
3. A custom designed trophy (for bragging rights, of course)!

So, without further ado, the NOMINEES (in no particular order) are as follows:

Letty James (w/ co-author Beth Henderson) Barbie, Botox & Books, February 2012

Jami Gray One White Night, February 2012 

Susan C. Muller Writing to a Different Tune, April 2012 

Anna Alexander Got Hero?, April 2012
Meggan Connors Do You Feel Lucky?, May 2012

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

HONORABLE MENTIONS (it was so difficult to choose the top 5 out of all the year's wonderful posts--here are some others I thought deserved a special recognition):

Sasha Summers (In Love With Love, February 2012)
Rebecca J. Clark (Yoga Fever, July 2012)
Mark Casigh (A Sexy Summer, July 2012)
S.J. Drum (Can You Handle the Truth?, August 2012) 
R.A. Gates (Reading, Writing & Fan Fiction, September 2012)

How will the WINNER be chosen?

Well, every year, I've changed up this contest just a tad.  The first year, we had the nominees troll for votes and it was tallied via a Poll here at the blog.  Last year, I set up an offsite survey poll and did a personal interview and host day for each nominee.  But this year...I've decided to take away the "vote factor" in choosing our beloved Blogger of the Year.

This year...I'm excited to announce that we'll have THREE celebrity judges.  They will read each of the nominated posts.  They'll score them on a 1 to 10 scale and give me a brief comment on each blog.

Join me back here on Valentine's Day (February 14, 2013) when I'll crown the 3rd Annual Blogger of the Year and introduce these special judges.

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

Thanks to all our guest bloggers, followers, 
and comment participants for another wonderful year!

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