I have so much to tell you. I have my report on World Fantasy Con, a writerly challenge I was given, a new article that’s due to be published soon (and of which I am particularly proud), NaNoWriMo updates and general writerly updates. But I’m still recovering from my trip to Brighton and am super-busy, so for now, let me be a complete shill and tell you about the Goodreads Choice Awards.
Goodreads is looking to crown the best books of 2013, and although The Four Realms was published at the end of December last year, it qualifies. Goodreads has selected the most popular books already but it is possible to add write-in votes.
So, if you loved The Four Realms and want to help stoke this writer’s ego, here’s what to do
- Log into (or if you don’t have an account, please register at) Goodreads
- Visit the Choice Awards’ Fantasy Page
- At the bottom of the page, underneath all the covers is a box labelled Write-In Vote
- Type in “The Four Realms” and select my book from the drop down list
Simple! Whilst I have no illusions about winning, I’d genuinely appreciate every vote. The biggest challenge for small press books is obscurity and whilst The Four Realms has done extremely well considering, every tiny bit of exposure really, really helps. So tell your friends about it, add an Amazon or Goodreads review, or just talk about it on social media. Every little helps and greatly appreciated.