The 2017 Awards will have three different categories:
01) Best traditionally-published novel
02) Best self-published novel
03) Best debut novel (trad & self-pub)
(Starting the longlist)
Within September, we will ask five Publishers and five blogs to nominate 3 books for each category, published between October 2016 and September 2017.
(Finishing the longlist)
In the first week of October (1st to 7th), we will allow the public to add 10 more books to each category (the ones that will receive the most nominations via email). That will bring the total number of books for each category to 40, completing the longlist.
(Voting for the shortlist)
In the second week of October (8th to 14th), there will be an open vote, to select the 10 out of 40 books from each category that will proceed to the shortlist.
(Voting for the winners)
From 15th to 30th October, the voting for the winners will take place. Finally, on the final day of October, we will announce the 3 winners.
The winners will be selected by a mathematical formula that will combine votes and Goodreads stats (such as number of reviews and/or average rating). This is but a safe mechanism to prevent the manipulation of the awards. For example, if a book receives more votes than its goodreads ratings, then something is obviously wrong.
Finally, the awards themselves will be revealed within September, so stay tuned!
The BookNest.eu team