May 24 2006
Dear Readers and Authors:
Edited to add: We often get offers of free books related to this contest but we decided in last month’s contest that we would buy all the books we chose so we could remain objective. We have no problem in receiving books from publishers but at this time feel uncomfortable receiving books from authors.
We are opening up the June ebook contest which was inspired by Cece. This contest asks for you, readers and authors, to nominate books to be reviewed. Jayne and I will pick a number of books (probably around 4 each) to read and review. As seen by the previous contest, not all books are going to get good grades. We hope that doesn’t scare you all away. Of course, if you really hate an author, you may want to nominate them in hopes that we send them a Dear Ja(y)ne letter.
One hint on the nominating process. If you see alot of one type of book being nominated: i.e., paranormals, you are probably going to have a better chance of your recommendation being picked up if it is different. Jayne and I both enjoy reading traditional regencies which were almost totally disregarded in the last contest.
If you a reader, spend all the space you need to tell us why we should read the book. Authors, you write for a living. Give us your best three to four sentence sale. You can include links to excerpts, your website, etc. We'll run this contest until May 31. Bring on the recommendations.
The Two Ja(y)nes