– The blog must be 75% about books and contain book reviews, bookish discussions, and reading and writing about books
– YouTube (aka BookTube) channels are eligible for an award but MUST have an accompanying book blog, even if it is used just to update with a book review video
– New bloggers are eligible for this year’s award, however your blog must have been regularly updated since fall 2015. It must contain at least 4 bookish posts by October 31st, 2015. These posts can be just showcasing your book review or bookish videos. A video post counts as a post. Or you can write entirely new bookish content for the blog.
BEST SCI-FI/FANTASY BOOK BLOG
The blog with the best sci-fi/fantasy book reviews and sci-fi/fantasy related posts.
BEST YOUNG ADULT BOOK BLOG
The blog with the best young adult book reviews and young adult book related posts.
BEST KID’S/CHILDREN’S BOOK BLOG
The blog with the best children’s book reviews and children’s books related posts.
BEST CONTEMPORARY/NEW ADULT BOOK BLOG
The blog with the best Contemporary/New Adult book reviews and Contemporary/New Adult book related posts.
BEST GRAPHIC NOVELS/COMIC BOOK BLOG
The blog with the best graphic novel/comic book reviews and graphic novel/comic book related posts.
BEST BOOKISH TWITTER
The bookish user who has the best tweets on Twitter.
BEST BOOKISH INSTAGRAM
The bookish user who has the best bookish pics/posts on Instagram.
THE HOMER AWARD
An award for the longest running book blog
BEST BUSINESS/SELF-HELP BOOK BLOG
The blog with the best business/self-help book reviews and business/self-help related posts.
BEST MULTI-LANGUAGE BOOK BLOG
A book blog that blogs about books in more than one language. For example, a blog that reviews English books, as well as Japanese anime, in Japanese — or books in English AND Persian. The blog does not have to be in two languages, however it must review books written in two or more languages to be eligible.
BEST VIDEO GAME BOOK BLOG
A blog that posts reviews, discussions, art work, works in progress for video games with a story (characters, plot, events, goal, ending).
BEST GROUP BOOK BLOG
A book blog with 2 or more regular contributors or hosts.
Best Bookish Meme
A weekly series hosted by a blog with a list of topics or prompts for bloggers to respond to throughout the year.
Best Bookish Tag
A tag is a “prompt” bloggers or vloggers/Youtubers respond to and tag others to do the same. These can be game-like in nature, or a list of your favorite fictional protagonists, or sidekicks. Some tags are done on your own, others can be done with a partner or group of people.
Best Bookish Series
Many bloggers and YouTubers run series on their channels/blogs, that they update every week or month at their discretion and they follow a theme, which breaks up a large chunky post into a 4, 5, or 7 part post series. For example, best YA Books for Fall 2014 done in 5 posts, with 3 books per post.