It is the first Saturday of December which means that it is time to launch the Reprint of the Year award. I am quite surprised that fours year and the awards are still happening and that the number of votes is ever on the increase. If you have not come across this award before, then this is what it is all about…
During the planning stages of the ROY, I put a list together of vintage mysteries which have been reprinted this year. This list is an aid for participating bloggers to choose from, as over the next two weeks, the bloggers listed below will be canvassing for your precious votes for their chosen reads. Last year I mentioned how this list was over 100 titles long. This year the list has swelled even higher, as it holds over 160 titles and as per usual I am sure I will be missing some. If there is any interest, I can post this list up on my blog, so you can see how many you have read.
With so many novels and short story collections on offer, it can be hard to pick out the very best, which is where the Reprint of the Year Awards come in. Below are the key dates for each stage of the awards. Make sure to put them in your diary lol
As in previous years the awards will unfold in four stages…
Next Saturday me and 10 other bloggers…
Aidan – Mysteries Ahoy
Bev – My Reader’s Block
Brad – Ah Sweet Mystery Blog
Hayley – Desperate Reader
Janet – From First Page to Last
Jim Noy – The Invisible Event
John Norris – Pretty Sinister Blog
Karen – Kaggsy’s Bookish Ramblings
Puzzle Doctor – In Search of the Classic Mystery Novel
… will begin by sharing our first nomination for the award, putting forward our reasons for why you should vote for our nominee. This title has to be a reprint published this year and not a title released for the first time.
I will be posting later, on this day and on the 17th, as I will be gathering in links to everyone else’s nominations, so you can track them all down more easily.
On the following Saturday we will reveal our second choices.
I will set up a poll for this award, listing the 22 titles my fellow bloggers and I have chosen, as well as 3 readers’ choices (more on that later). At this stage you will then be able to vote for your favoured titles.
As the year draws to a close, I will reveal the results of the poll, announcing the title which has won the accolade of Reprint of the Year!
If you’ve been reading carefully, you will have noticed that I have mentioned that the poll will include 3 nominations which are chosen by my blog readers. So if there is a mystery reprint which has been released this year (paperback, e-Book, audio), which you’ve loved put it in the comments section below this post. Only submit your nominations to this post, not to any subsequent ROY posts. If someone has already mentioned a title you love, then please do still second it or repeat it, as I will be selecting the 3 readers choices using a random name generator. Yet if a title has more than one recommendation, (from different people of course), then they will get extra entries added to the generator.
Important: When adding a nomination in the comments below, it would be really helpful if you could, in brackets, include the name of the publisher who reprinted them. If you’re at all unsure about whether a title is eligible feel free to check.
Some much sought after titles have been reprinted this year, such as Death of Jezebel by Christianna Brand and some names which carry a lot of popularity, like John Dickson Carr, have also made an appearance in this year’s reprints. So I am really excited to see how the voting plays out, as last year’s voting showed us that just because you are the favourite to win, does not mean you are guaranteed first place.
Any questions or queries let me know and of course may the best book win!