March 2012 GraveTells Book Awards: See our (and your) top picks!
Congratulations to our March Book Award winners!
Below are the books and authors who have been selected for our monthly book awards, by the reviewers and the readers. Enjoy!
Book of the Month
Reviewer Top Picks
Readers Choice Awards
From GT’s review of Untouched…
|In her guest post on GT this month, Ash and readers chatted about just exactly what it is that makes vampires sooooo irresistable. The overwhelming favorite traits were their fangs, immortality, darkness, and the element of danger. Check out the tour stop here!
More about Ash…
Read more about Ash Krafton on her website and blog.
See the full results of this month’s Readers Choice voting here.
How do we choose the winners?
I’m sure you’re wondering how we make these decisions. Here’s the skinny…
For Reviewer Top Pick (formerly Reviewer’s Choice), each GT reviewer that posted a review for the selection month gets a number of votes equalling their total reviews posted for that month. They can spend those votes, in whatever split or block they want, on any book that earned a 4.0/5 or higher rating in its GT review. The book(s) with a combination of the highest vote total and the highest number of reviewers who voted for it wins the honor and gets the nifty little silver ribbon on its book cover across our site.
For Book of the Month, the selection is a little more complicated and it is chosen solely by me. As Executive Editor of the site, I take several factors into consideration, but most importantly, the book must have a minimum 4.5/5 rating and its review (if I haven’t personally read it) or story (if I have read it myself) needs to be memorable and have impact. It’s largely based on “gut” feeling, so it’s hard to spell out the specific metric for you guys, but basically it’s an informed subjective decision that I make each month, and I don’t take that lightly.
Finally, the Readers Choice awards for Favorite Author and Favorite Story are chosen by you guys every month in our end-of-month public voting! Thanks to everyone who participated this month and help spread the word to support your favorite authors and books!
Where can I get those cover badges for my site?
Want to display our awards on your site? Whether you’re an author, publisher, fellow blogger, or enthusiastic reader, we’d be honored for you to share the GraveTells awards in your sidebar, post, or homepage! Right-click the images above to save them locally and upload them to your own server, or you can link directly to them by right-clicking and selecting “copy image URL”. If you need a specific type of image or more instructions, email me and I’d be happy to help! =)
Congratulations everyone. I was so excited to be included in last months polling. Great job everyone!!! 🙂
The competition was SO CLOSE!! Congratulations on such a great race!
Congratulations! Excellent picks :).
I am so excited to see that all of these books were ones that I nominated this month (not that I’m taking credit).
I just finished Fever and loved it.
Thanks for the fun vote!
Superb collection of winners you have there.