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Vote for the Independent Book Blogger Awards

Voting is now open for the Independent Book Blogger Awards, a contest sponsored by Association of American Publishers members and Goodreads.

Four bloggers will win a trip to BookExpo America (BEA) along with “free airfare and hotel accommodations and a pass to the three-day global gathering.” You can search the list of reader nominated blogs by name or by category.

Follow this link to vote: “These awards highlight the amazing talent in book blogging today. You may vote once in each of four categories: Adult Fiction, Adult Nonfiction, Young Adult and Children’s, and Publishing Industry. Voting closes Monday, April 23 at 11:59pm ET.”

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