Cue the hyperventilation... now.
If I were to win, I would receive airfare to New York and a badge for attending BEA (Book Expo America) this year. I don't think it is quite possible to explain just how much I want this. BEA is like... the be all, end all of book conferences in my opinion and I would give anything to go. Want my right arm? Just tell me where to place the chain-saw. My first born child? Totally yours. Possibly the corniest phrase to use in all existence, but I have never waned anything in my life as much as I have wanted this. So, I would be eternally and unbelievably grateful if you would vote for me in the IBB Awards.
Right now, my gratitude is all I can give you, since I want to earn votes fairly and not by bribing all my followers with a contest. (I did think about it though.) However, after the contest is over, and the winner is announced, I will host a contest to thank those who voted for me, if I win or not.
If you have a Goodreads account, please go to the right hand corner of my webpage. At the very top of the sidebar there is a widget, where if you're signed in, you can vote for me. If you do not have a Goodreads page, you are not eligible to vote for me. However, creating an account is simple and easy. Even if you choose not to vote for me, you still might want the account. It's a wonderful place to rate, recommend and learn about new books as well as talk to other readers.
Voting starts on Tuesday, April 10th 2012 and will end on April 23rd 2012.
I would greatly appreciate your votes and the votes of your friends or family. If they happen to have a Goodreads as well or would like to get one, I'd welcome their support. Any and every vote counts!
*This will be my only post outright asking for votes. However, every blog post I make will have a small line about the contest and a link to vote.*
Thank you for listening and for your support,