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.
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: https://www.goodreads.com/…/best-young-adult-fantasy-books-…)
VOTING SCHEDULE & RULES
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
Voting opens to 15 official nominees, and write-in votes can be placed for any eligible book.
|Nov. 12 – 17
The top five write-in votes in each of the categories become official nominees. Additional write-ins no longer accepted.
|Nov. 19 –
The field narrows to the top 10 books in each category, and members have one last chance to vote!
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.