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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The New Book Review Is Now Brilliant! (-:

My The New Book Review, was named a Brilliante WebBlog Premio 2008 award. Nikki Leigh at nominated it because it features "reviews for all sorts of authors, not just big name authors." She also noted that the instructions for submitting are clear.

The Brilliante is a sassy little award, a recognition that lets peers award peers. One of the benefits of being so named is that authors may nominate blogs, too. So here are mine in no particular order:

Nicole Williams for her Step of Faith blogspot for meticulous blog-keeping and lovely writing. I'm encouraging to use her writing skills in other areas.

Kathe Gogolewski for a combination personal blog and professional blog that works!

Joyce Faulkner for a bit of humor in For Shrieking Out Loud, a blog named after her book of humor. You'll love her funny bone.

Allyn Evans for her Happily Ever After Today blog about blog about epiphanies, spilled milk, and finding happiness. It is inspiration without preachiness.

Here are the suggestions for those nominated, so they can pass on the joy:

Rules for next recipients of the Brilliante Weblog Premio:

1. The award may be displayed on a winner's blog.

2. Add a link to the person you received the award from.

3. Nominate up to seven other blogs.

4. Add their links to your blog.

5. Add a message to each person that you have passed the award on in the comments section of their blog.

And there you have it. Congratulations!

PS: For an idea of how authors might use this award idea to promote, go to

The New Book Review is blogged by Carolyn Howard-Johnson, founder of Authors' Coalition ( It is a free service offered to those who want to encourage the reading of books they love. That includes authors who want to share their favorite reviews and reviewers who'd like to see their reviews get more exposure and readers who want to shout out praise of books they've loved. Please see submission guidelines on the left of this page.

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