The first Round in the Goodreads Choice Awards is now open. There are 20 categories. Do you see your favorite book? If not now is the time to cast a write-in vote. Just remember that the book must be released between November 16, 2014, and November 15, 2015, to be eligible. Also the book must have an average rating of 3.50 or higher on Goodreads. Write-in votes will be weighted by the book’s Goodreads statistics to determine the top five books to be added as official nominees in the Semifinal Round.
Goodreads analyzes statistics from the millions of books added, rated, and reviewed on Goodreads to nominate 15 books in each category for it’s Goodreads Choice Awards.
Write-in votes may be cast for eligible books with any average rating, and write-in votes will be weighted by the book’s Goodreads statistics to determine the top five books to be added as official nominees in the Semifinal Round. A book may be nominated in no more than one genre category, but can also be nominated in the Goodreads Author category. Only one book in a series may be nominated per category. An author may receive multiple nominations within a single category if he or she has more than one eligible series or more than one eligible stand-alone book.
The 2015 Goodreads Choice Awards have three rounds of voting open to all registered Goodreads members. Winners will be announced December 01, 2015.
Opening Round: November 03 – 08
Voting opens to 15 official nominees, and write-in votes can be placed for any eligible book (see eligibility below).
Semifinal Round: November 10 – 15
The top five write-in votes in each of the categories become official nominees. Additional write-ins no longer accepted.
Final Round: November 17 – 23
The field narrows to the top 10 books in each category, and members have one last chance to vote!