ASAP: I need your Vote, Please & Thank You!

Exciting news!!


My new novel Below the Moon—book two in The 8th Island Trilogy—is a local BESTSELLER!! Along with book one in the trilogy as well, Above the Star!

I need your help! Please cast your vote by November 10, 2019!

I’ve had many lovely souls want to help me by casting a vote for my novel—Below the Moon—in the Goodreads Best Books of 2019 Awards.

Here are some instructions to make the voting process easier:

1. You need to be a Goodreads member to vote.

If you don’t have a Goodreads account, I’d recommend getting one. It’s essentially a social network for readers without any of the drama of FB. It’s free to sign up and a great place to find new books to read and record the books you’ve finished. You can also see what your friends are reading.

This is what Goodreads will look like when you go there and are not a member or are logged out.


2. Click the link to vote.

There is a link from the home page of Goodreads that says something to the effect of “vote for the best books of 2019.” Click that. (Or here’s a link I hope will work:…/best-young-adult-fantasy-books-…)


Voting Schedule

Opening Round

The 2019 Goodreads Choice Awards have three rounds of voting open to all registered Goodreads members. Winners will be announced December 10, 2019.

Nov. 5 – 10
Semifinal Round

Voting opens to 15 official nominees, and write-in votes can be placed for any eligible book.

Nov. 12 – 17
Final Round

The top five write-in votes in each of the categories become official nominees. Additional write-ins no longer accepted.

Nov. 19 –
Dec. 2
Winners Announced

The field narrows to the top 10 books in each category, and members have one last chance to vote!

Dec. 10


3. Pick the categories you want to vote in.

You can scroll through the categories. Below the Moon applies in multiple: Fiction. Fantasy. Young adult fantasy. Middle grade & children’s. You can cast a vote in every category. Please do!


In the pink squares are the categories where you can vote for Below the Moon!


4. Type in the book title. 

You have to scroll down and then you’ll see a little box that says: “Write-in Vote.” Type in “Below the Moon” there and it’ll search for my book. Click on it and it’ll cast your vote. You’ll know it’s worked because it will give you the option to “clear vote.” Then you can *PLEASE* vote for Below the Moon in the other relevant categories.


5. Please share this process with your friends and family. The success of indie (independent) authors is their network of friends, family, readers, and fans. The only way for books like mine to really get noticed is by my community sharing the book on social media, recommending it to others, forwarding my e-newsletter emails to your contacts, buying+reading+reviewing, buying books to give as Xmas presents, ordering the books at local big and independent bookstores, and requesting it at our local libraries. I know this sounds like a lot of work—and it is—but it also makes a real difference for authors like me.

DEADLINE: Sunday, November 10 at midnight!

Thank you so much for reading and sharing this post. I appreciate any gesture of support you’re willing to give. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!

With sincere gratitude,

Alexis Marie Chute – Art, Photography & Creative Writing (this is my artist-author FB page)

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   –   Alexis Marie Chute