The Independent Book Blogger Awards

Independent Book Blogger AwardsThe Independent Book Blogger Awards highlight the amazing talent in book blogging today. They want to hear from all types of blogs, big and small. The only key qualification is that you write passionately about books! (For more details on criteria for entry, rules and background on the judging process, please see the Contest Terms).

Enter your blog in one of four categories: Adult Fiction, Adult Nonfiction, Young Adult and Children’s, or Publishing Industry. When voting closes, the top 15 blogs in each category will become finalists. Winners will be selected from among the finalists by a panel of industry judges. Each of the four category winners will receive a pass to Book Expo America (June 5-7, 2012) with airfare and hotel accommodation in New York City.

Key dates to keep in mind:

  • Monday, April 9 (at 11:59 pm ET) – Deadline for entries
  • Tuesday, April 10 (12:01am ET) – Monday, April 23 (11:59 pm ET) – Voting (must be a member of Goodreads to vote)

The awards are organized by the Association of American Publishers Trade Division members and Goodreads.  You can enter here.

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Indies Unlimited is pleased to provide this contest information for the convenience of our readers.  We do not, however, endorse this or any contest/competition.  Entrants should always research a competition prior to entering.


The IU Crew

A classy posseWho is in your crew? Who’s in your corner? I’m about to share with you one of the most important things I have ever learned about writing. You need a gang. You need a crew. You need people you can bounce ideas off of. You need people you can vent to. You need to have a group of people who’ve got your six. Why? There are lots of reasons, but the biggest one is that riffing with creative people makes you more creative.

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Sneak Peek: The Fool’s Journey by Kay Darling

Today we have a sneak peek of Kay Darling’s book The Fool’s Journey.

Can tarot cards help a young woman whose life is not all it’s cracked up to be?

Moira is frustrated by her life and even more so because she doesn’t know what to do about it. A spur-of-the-moment decision to visit a psychic fair for a tarot reading changes everything. The reading helps her to see what she should do. When they learn she is consulting cards for guidance, Moira’s friends and family begin to believe she is losing her sanity. When she decides to quit her job, sell her house, and move away, they’re sure of it.

Can Tarot cards help Moira learn more about herself and guide her to a happier future? And what do a haunted chest and an encounter with a poltergeist have to do with Moira’s journey to find fulfilment?

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