August 18, 2006

Porcupine Quills, more like...

Ooh, lest we forget:

It's time for The Quills Awards! The newest in the pantheon of ruthlessly self-indulgent awards shows, it's like the Academy Awards for books! Reed Business Information and NBC last year created an industry-qualified “consumers choice” awards program for books. "The Quills celebrates the best adult and children's books of the year in 20 popular categories, including Book of the Year, plus an committee-selected award for best Book to Film."

You know you want to vote in this, so hurry on over to The Quills between August 22 - September 30th to be sure Harry Potter is chosen once again as the most popular book of forever and ever in Young Adult/Teen fiction, because, since this isn't about content but sales ("The Quills celebrate excellence in writing and publishing"), and one of the Award show's stated goals is to "Interest more consumers in acquiring books and reading," that's what's likely going to happen for many, many years. The Nominees will be announced on the 22nd, and then you can place your vote in over twenty categories!
Aren't award shows just fab?

Fine, fine, taking my snarky self away from the keyboard.

2 comments:

DaviMack said...

Please remind us ... as I'd hate to forget tomorrow and have That Book win something... bleh!

TadMack said...

Funnily enough, That Book isn't even up anymore. I guess it'll be up again next year in the new incarnation...