My first novel, To Honor You Call Us, has been “nominated” for the Best Science Fiction Novel of 2014 on Goodreads. It is one of fifteen nominations for this award which is made based entirely on fan voting. Although there are some truly excellent books in the lineup, I would appreciate my readers at least considering voting for my book. You can do so here: https://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-science-fiction-books-2014.
As far as I can tell, the “nominations” are based purely on the book’s metrics on Goodreads–what the average rating is, how many reviews, how many ratings, etc. The book’s average rating of 4.13 stars out of 5 places it fourth among the nominated books. I would be overjoyed to finish fourth in the voting–I think it would represent a huge boost in the book’s visibility and would also be a a nice selling point for the launch of the third book in a few months.
Anyway, I would be grateful for your consideration in this race. Please cast your vote in this first round of voting by November 8, 2014. I will make an announcement in this space telling you how the book did in this round.
[UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who voted. My book did not make it to the finals but, neither did it finish last or even second to last in the voting. Actually, I did about as well as I expected given the comparatively modest sales of the book to date in comparison to the sales of the books against which it was competing. Congratulations to Andy Weir, author of The Martian which won the award and which was, in fact, the book I predicted would win (it was, I believe, the most deserving).]