I was going through posts on my Google Reader when I came across one by Kristen @ Bookworming in the 21st Century about the YA Bloggers Debut Book Battle being hosted by Alyssa @ The Shady Glade. It sounded kind of awesome, so I checked it out. It’s such a fun idea, to nominate books into brackets and pit them against each other. It will definitely be a lot of work, so rather than just sit back and watch the posts I figured I should help out – so I signed up to be a judge if needed 😛
Here’s what’s up: (from The Shady Glade)
Well, it started as a crazy idea. An idea that seemed popular (to my surprise) and it kind of took off from there.
The YA Bloggers Debut Book Battle is a bracket-style judging contest to pick the best nominated debut work published in the last year (and a little bit of 2010).
People will have a chance to nominate a book of their choice to take place in the battle. After nominations close, the books will be narrowed down and fit into brackets for our lovely volunteer judges to read. Starting in late April each judge will read two books and choose a winner. One will move on, one will not. It will all come down to two books in a epic book battle to choose the best!
So how can you help? We also need lots of nominations for books, or this will be a short battle! So if you have a book you think deserves to win, nominate it.
We also need people to volunteer. Think you are a good judge of books? Well then, sign up!
The timeline of this battle will depend on how many books get nominated and how many judges sign up. I’ll have a more definite timeline for everyone as it gets closer.
Now, get ready to battle!
If you want to nominate a book, it has to have been first published between January 1st, 2009 and March 31st, 2010. It also has to be the authors very first publication.
The whole things seems like a ton of fun, I’m excited for it to start!