- Read from the current market. CYBILS nominations cover books published between October 16, 2014 and October 15, 2015. Now, THAT’S current!
- Read and research consistently. With an expected total of somewhere around 200 nominations, it will definitely keep your habit consistent. (And fast-n-furious!)
- Decide for yourself which elements can help you with your writing. CYBILS nominations were open to the public for 15 days…meaning anyone could nominate a book. After that time, authors themselves, publishers, and publicists can nominate, too. We get a wide variety of books…some outstanding mentor texts and some, well, you can be the judge for yourself. We can learn from all sorts of examples. Sometimes mentor texts show what-to-do and others show what-not-to-do with our writing.
So, I invite you...no, I CHALLENGE you, to read and research with me. The working list of nominations can be found HERE. Let’s read! And if you want to take it a step further, write a few reviews, too!