Yes, it’s that time of year again! Nominations for the 2017 SIBA awards are officially open! Remember, there are specific requirements for this year’s nominations. Books must be either small-press or independently published between September 1, 2016 and June 1, 2017. Nominated books outside these publication dates will not be added to the awards. And, new this year, books can only fall into one genre, so make sure you pick the genre that best fits the book. All nominations will be vetted before voting begins to make sure they adhere to our policy this year. You can read all of the rules here.
Authors, we don’t mind if you nominate your own books, but please, if you do, make sure to nominate other deserving authors as well. This is an opportunity for fun, to meet new people, and possibly reach new readers. To nominate books, use this form. If you would like to donate prizes, use this form. Prizes can be anything from paperbacks, e-books, audio books, swag, gift cards, services, etc. And, if you’d like to volunteer some time, you can fill out this form, or you can sign up for the volunteer newsletter. If you’d like to stay on top of all the news, sign up for the awards newsletter!
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