23 August 2006

2006 Quills Nominees Released

Today Reed Business Information (RBI) and the NBC Universal Television Stations announced the five nominees in each of 19 categories for the 2006 Quill Awards. The Quills celebrate the best books of the year in nineteen popular categories, ranging from romance to biography to graphic novels. Voting is now open and will continue through September 30. Readers can cast their ballots for their favorites among the nominees shortlisted for each category, and choose from the finalists in all genres for the "Book of the Year."

To be considered, books must have been published between July 1, 2005 and June 30, 2006 and meet one of the following criteria: a starred review in Publishers Weekly, a Borders Original Voices title, or an appearance at the top of the Bestseller lists of Publishers Weekly or Borders. An extensive national panel of approximately 6000 invited booksellers and librarians made the nominations. Librarians and booksellers are encouraged to inform the public that they can vote. A PDF of an 8½” x 11” poster is available to be downloaded and printed, and ad banners for library web sites are also available, all at http://www.thequills.org/posters/.

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