About

The UKYA Blogger & Vlogger Awards are about celebrating UKYA book-bloggers and -vloggers, and thanking them for all they do to support the whole bookish community, but especially authors, publishers and readers.

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Photo (C) Zoe Collins

For the most up-to-date news follow us on Twitter @ukyaba and check out YALC’s side of things via @YALC_UK.

The UKYABA are an amalgamation of the UKYA Blogger Awards, started by author Andy Robb in 2015 and hosted by YAShot in 2016, and the UKYA Book Blogger Awards, designed by blogger Faye Rogers (Daydreamer’s Thoughts) in 2015, then hosted by Luna’s Little Library in 2016. The Awards will be run by the YAShot team in partnership with YALC in 2019: check out the Meet the Team tab for more info on who we are, and also our 2019 judges and independent observser.

SquareThe influence of bloggers and vloggers on the UKYA publishing industry can’t be underestimated. The majority work on an entirely altruistic basic, juggling blogging/vlogging with a raft of other commitments to bring honest, informative and engaging reviews to book-lovers everywhere. They write opinion-pieces, participate in publicity tours and create buzz around the books and authors they love.

Everyone is also invited to contribute to our WALL OF WONDERFUL: an opportunity for authors, bloggers, vloggers, readers, libarians, teachers and publishers to celebrate the whole book-blogging and vlogging community – because that’s what the UKYABA are all about!

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UKYABA 2018 – photos (C) Michelle Toy

Check out the following posts for more about why book-bloggers and vloggers are so key to the UKYA community.

Thoughts on UKYA and the blogging community from Alexia Casale (YA author)

The Importance of UKYA Bloggers by Malorie Blackman (MG & YA author)

Bloggers and the book industry by Giancarlo Gemin (MG author)

Bloggers are true champions by Hannah Love (publicist, Faber & Faber)

 

Check out these YAShot and UKYABA 2018 recaps!

That Fiction Life (vid)

Chrikaru Reads

Zoe Collins: UKYABA panel