I'm about to break a cardinal rule of blogging (or any web activity): DO NOT cut and paste the content of someone else's site and then post it on your own.
It's one thing to link to others' work and posts, it's fine to discuss it, but to copy and paste?
That's a MAJOR NO-NO!
However, I get the CYBILS newsletters and can't find an easy way to link you to it except to copy/paste a short portion of their content and then direct you to their website to SUBSCRIBE for your own easily delivered email updates of all things, including the opening and closing dates for nominations, directions, rules, full descriptions of the categories, and countless other interesting and valuable content.
So, here, with apologies, is part of the newsletter that landed sweetly in my email inbox today, without disturbing anything, and not delivering any nasty-virus-y things, just helpful, valuable information:
"If you’re anything like me (which I know you’re not, but roll with it for a minute), you’ve been scrolling through your Goodreads list of books you’ve read since the last Cybils nomination cycle, writing down your favorites (and second and third favorites) so that when the Cybils nomination form goes live at midnight Pacific time on October 1, you’re READY.
Believe it or not — and I’m not quite sure I do. How can it be nearly October already? — it’s just about that time!
A few things before we get started. You have your lists, but have you read through our category descriptions? Please take a few minutes and do, so you know which category to put your favorite books in.
Have you looked through the rules for nominating? If you’ve done that already, do you have any other questions?
No? You’re set?
Fantastic! The nomination form opens at midnight, PST. Then the fun begins! Thank you all in advance for making the Cybils great."
Ta-DA! And here I am again, to point out how conveniently (and efficiently) updates are shared.
So, if you have interest in reading, teaching, buying, or sharing books for people 0-20 years of age, wouldn't you love to have your favorites considered by outstanding bloggers who influence readers and might lead others to love the same books you do? Join in the fun. Those are inactive links in the copied text above. They are arranged just as conveniently on the CYBILS blog site, and subscribe to that newsletter. HERE.
Did you click on it? No? Go ahead, I can wait... Thanks!
You could see how easy this was to do- not tons of text to wade through, just clearly organized and quickly accessed links. Leaving you TONS of time to review the books you read that were published since last October first and get busy with your own nominations tomorrow.
We're counting on YOU, the readers, to send us looking for titles we know and love already as well as those that are new to us. Hidden gems are the richest discoveries of all.
The minute the nominations begin (well, maybe not at midnight Pacific time, to be honest), I and the other first round panelists in every category will begin the process of considering each and every beloved nomination you make. Put us to work, won't you?