Update: 86,000 Votes and Gold Award Stickers are Here!
February 15, 2012 -- As I write this, we are just a day and a half before the close of voting. Votes have already exceeded last year's number by a wide margin. Currently the tally stands at 86,000 votes ... and climbing.>
The support from the community for the authors who have poured their hearts and souls into these books, has been awesome. For all 250+ authors, and we gratified to see your books get visibility. Every book in this competition has been seen many hundreds or thousands of times, and will continue to be seen. Remember, these Awards are about YOU.
On behalf of the team behind the Small Business Book Awards, I'd like to go over a few final thoughts as we come down the home stretch this year:
-There will be 10 Overall Winners. The overall winners will be the ten books with the top number of votes. Click on the red "All Books" tab and use the little pull down box in the left corner of the site, under the nav bar, to sort the top ten at any given moment. Upon conclusion of voting, the Top 10 will have a gold 2012 Winner seal placed on their online entry.
- There will be 5 Category Winners in each Category. To even out the categories, we have decided that the Top 5 Category Winners will be determined without taking into account the Overall Top 10. This means that the Top 5 Category Winners will be those with the most votes in their category, after excluding the Overall Winners. Upon conclusion of voting, the Category Winners will have a gold 2012 Category Winner seal placed on their online entry.
- I am happy to announce that the gold foil Winner Stickers we ordered have arrived (and in my opinion they look better in person than on the screen)! The stickers are excellent to place on books. If your book is ultimately designated one of the Top 10 Winners overall, or one of the Category Winners, you are eligible to order stickers. Go here to learn more about Gold Foil Winner stickers!
-We have online badges to proudly display on your website or blog, for those who were nominated, or are winners. In addition, on the Badges page you will see a pre-formatted press release -- feel free to use it or modify it if you wish.
If you have any questions at all, please feel to contact us. We will try to get back to you as soon as possible.
P.S. Congratulations on being nominated, and thanks to all for participating!
All the Best,
Small Business Trends & Small Business Book Awards