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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Last Day for Whitney Nominations

Today is the last day titles by LDS writer-written books can be nominated for The Whitney Award 2008. Criteria are limited to:

1--Author must be LDS (But the book can be published in the national or LDS market)
2--Book must be published in 2008
3--Book must be a book--as opposed to a creative dance choreography using palm fronds and silly string (sorry Rob)
4--Authors serving on the Whitney committee or as a judge are ineligible for nomination--this is why Her Good Name is not eligible this year, because I'm on the committee, however you can still send your shameless compliments my way whenever you like

There are hundreds of eligible books out there, many which have not yet received the 5 reader votes necessary for them to become a nominee. After today, the judges will be reading all the nominations in order to vote for the top 5 in each category that will then become The Whitney Award 2008 Finalists. This list will be published in February, to then be voted on by The Whitney Academy which is made up of publishers, authors, bookstore owners and other industry professionals. The winners will be announced at The Whitney Gala on April 25 at the Provo Marriott. Click HERE to buy tickets to the Gala.

6 comments:

RobisonWells said...

Actually, we've decided to include interpretive dance this year. Any takers?

Stephanie Humphreys said...

Just finished your book and loved it. It sure made me think.

Grandma 'D' said...

I feel bad that I never told you what an awesome writer you are. Crystal gave us all a book one Christmas.. I am not an avid reader, but after I read your book I have been doing a lot better. Thanks for giving me a good excuse. We now have a book club in our relief society and try to read them all. I am going to suggest your books at our next meeting.

Josi said...

Ah gosh, you guys are the best--it's almost as if I told you compliment me (insert blushing)

hi, it's me! melissa c said...

It's just too dang exciting, isn't it? It's too bad your book can't compete. You're just to good now! How does it feel to be famous?

Can't wait for the conference! Are you one of the judges for the first chapter competition? If so, vote for me! lol.

Karlene said...

I nominated a bunch of books. Including yours. I really think you need to fix that because it's unfair to exclude authors.

Also have signed up for Storymakers and the Whitney banquet already. Yea!