How to vote –

The following categories are eligible for voting by UK Book Bloggers:

  • Marvellous Blogger Award
  • Best Newcomer (0-2 years)
  • Best Growing Blogger (2-4 years)
  • Best Established Blogger (4+ years)
  • Best Content & Design

To be qualified to vote you must be an active UKYA Book Blogger. Please note that if we are unable to verify details, we will not be able to count the vote.

Please note that if you are shortlisted in a specific category you are not entitled to vote in that category. You can vote in all the categories you are not shortlisted in.

Request your Book Blogger Voting Form by emailing ukyaba (at) gmail (dot) come with the subject: UKYABA Shortlist Voting – Book Blogger Voting Form

 

The following categories are eligible for voting by UK Authors:

  • Champion Adult Blogger
  • Champion Teen Blogger
  • Champion of Diversity
  • Champion Vlogger
  • Champion of Social Media
  • Best Newcomer (0-2 years)
  • Best Growing Blogger (2-4 years)
  • Best Established Blogger (4+ years)
  • Best Content & Design

Request your Book Blogger Voting Form by emailing ukyaba (at) gmail (dot) come with the subject: UKYABA Shortlist Voting – Author Voting Form

Important: Publishers, Authors and verifiable UKYA Book Blogger forms we received during the nominations will automatically be issued with a voting form.

 

Voting closed on the 31 January 2018.

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The UKYA Blogger Awards Shortlist

We are incredibly excited to be announcing the UKYA Blogger Awards Shortlist today. Many thanks to all the Publishers, Authors and Book Bloggers who submitted nominations.

Huge congratulations to all the book bloggers on the Shortlist.

Champion Adult Blogger
(INDUSTRY ONLY – VOTED FOR BY PUBLISHERS & AUTHORS)
Bloggers aged 20+.

Layla Abby    @readable_life                (readablelifeblog.wordpress.com)
Andrew Hall  @PewterWolf                   (thepewterwolf.blogspot.co.uk)
Jo Clarke      @bookloverJo                  (bookloverjo.wordpress.com)
Beth             @bookloverx                    (wordsfromareader.weebly.com)

Champion Teen Blogger
(INDUSTRY ONLY – VOTED FOR BY PUBLISHERS & AUTHORS)
Bloggers aged 13-19.

Liv                   @Livsescape                     (livswonderfulescape.wordpress.com)
Amy                @GoldenBooksGirl           (goldenbooksgirl.wordpress.com)
Lucy Powrie    @LucyTheReader            (queenofcontemporary.com)
Jess                @bookendsendings          (bookendsandendings.wordpress.com)

Champion of Diversity
(INDUSTRY ONLY – VOTED FOR BY PUBLISHERS & AUTHORS)
Bloggers who actively champion diverse & #ownvoices books/authors/characters. This blogger makes a significant effort to support diverse stories.

Virginie                       @ChouettBlog                  (chouett.com)
Luna’s Little Library    @lunaslibrary                   (lunaslittlelibrary.wordpress.com)
Nadia                 @scorpioreads                 (headscarvesandhardbacks.wordpress.com)

Champion Vlogger
(INDUSTRY ONLY – VOTED FOR BY PUBLISHERS & AUTHORS)
Be it discussions, book-challenges or book reviews, this award is about Vloggers who share their book-love passionately. (Their channels may have other content but book reviews/content are the core.)

Lucy Richardson    @thebookbelle                (www.youtube.com/TheBookBelle)
Zoe Collins             @zcollins1994                (www.nosaferplace.co.uk)
Jean                @JeansThoughts                   (www.youtube.com/user/BookishThoughts)
Maddie & Bee        @MaddieandBee            (www.youtube.com/user/HeartFullOfBooks)

Champion of Social Media
(INDUSTRY ONLY – VOTED FOR BY PUBLISHERS & AUTHORS)
Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, be it on one or all of these, this blogger excels at sharing what book blogging is about.

Lucy Powrie       @LucyTheReader            (queenofcontemporary.com)
Michelle Toy      @ChelleyToy                     (talesofyesterday.co.uk)
Emma                @NverJudgeaBook          (www.neverjudgeabookbyitscover.co.uk)
Mike                  @mike_reads                   (mikereadsblog.wordpress.com)

Best Newcomer (0-2 years)
(INDUSTRY & BLOGGER – COMBINATION VOTE)
Bloggers who have started blogging within the last two years.

Amy                    @GoldenBooksGirl          (goldenbooksgirl.wordpress.com)
Rebecca S          @_rebeccastobart           (thisbookyplace.blogspot.co.uk)
Steph Elliott        @eenalol                          (alittlebutalot.wordpress.com)

Best Growing Blogger (2-4 years)
(INDUSTRY & BLOGGER – COMBINATION VOTE)
Bloggers who have been around for a few years, worked to build their blog and are continuing to champion books.

Zoe Collins           @zcollins1994                   (www.nosaferplace.co.uk)
AnnaliseReads     @AnnaliseBooks              (annalisebooks.wordpress.com)
Kelly                     @kellysrambles                (kellysramblings.wordpress.com)

Best Established Blogger (4+ years)
(INDUSTRY & BLOGGER – COMBINATION VOTE)
Bloggers who have been there, done that & got the t-shirt! After 4 years (or longer) they are still here and still working hard to help publishers and authors. That deserves recognition.

Luna’s Little Library           @lunaslibrary                   (lunaslittlelibrary.wordpress.com)
Michelle                             @cloverness                     (flutteringbutterflies.com)
Jim                                    @Yayeahyeah                   (yayeahyeah.com)

Best Content & Design
(INDUSTRY & BLOGGER – COMBINATION VOTE)
Book Blogs come in all kinds of colours and designs. This award is about recognising that creativity, as well as how easy it is to find content or manoeuvre on the blog. Plus the information on the blog: what about those book reviews? This category is for design, tech skills and writing!

Briony                   @BrionyAppleton            (missbriony.com)
Mia                       @thecosyreader              (thecosyreader.wordpress.com)
Becca                   @LittleMemoirs                 (prettylittlememoirs.com)
Ashleigh               @frolic_fiction                 (afrolicthroughfiction.wordpress.com)
Charlotte Burns    @charlotteswhere          (charlottesomewhere.wordpress.com)

Marvellous Blogger – BLOGGER ONLY VOTE
Book bloggers who makes you feel happy about being part of the book blogging community.

Jenn                    @JennieLy          (jenniely.com)
Zoe Collins          @zcollins1994    (www.nosaferplace.co.uk)
Olivia Gacka        @olivia_gacka   (thatfictionlife.co.uk)

 

Check back on 20 January for details on how to vote.

Announcing the UKYA Blogger Awards Longlist

We are incredibly excited to be announcing the UKYA Blogger Awards Longlist today. Many thanks to all the Publishers, Authors and Book Bloggers who submitted nominations.

A huge congratulations to all the book bloggers on the Longlist.

,

Champion Adult Blogger
(INDUSTRY ONLY – VOTED FOR BY PUBLISHERS & AUTHORS)

Bloggers aged 20+.

Andrew Hall         @PewterWolf
Beth                     @bookloverx
Emily                    @TheYANightstand
Gem                     @gemlovesbooks
Jane Evans          @bookswithjane
Jim                       @Yayeahyeah
Jo Clarke             @bookloverJo
Katie Brown         @katiebookqueen
Kirsty                   @overflowingklc
Layla Abby          @readable_life
Maddie & Bee      @MaddieandBee (Heart Full of Books)
Rachel                 @Rachels_Reads
Rachel                 @_sectumsemprah
WithLoveforBooks   @SuzeLavender & @Annieksnowroses
Zoe Collins              @zcollins1994

Champion Teen Blogger
(INDUSTRY ONLY – VOTED FOR BY PUBLISHERS & AUTHORS)

Bloggers aged 13-19.

Amy                      @GoldenBooksGirl
Bex                       @myshelfmyself
Gee (The Bibliomaniac)
Holly Peckitt         @HollyPeckitt
Jess                     @bookendsendings
Liv                        @Livsescape
Lucy Powrie         @LucyTheReader
Samia Sharrif       @ssharifbooks

Champion of Diversity (INDUSTRY ONLY – VOTED FOR BY PUBLISHERS & AUTHORS)
Bloggers who actively champion diverse & #ownvoices books/authors/characters. This blogger makes a significant effort to support diverse stories.

Andrew Hall                      @PewterWolf
Charlie                              @charlieinabook
Jim                                    @Yayeahyeah
Jo                                      @Jo_Scribbles
Lauren & Megan               @YABookers
Layla Abby                        @readable_life
Luna’s Little Library           @lunaslibrary
Maddie & Bee                   @MaddieandBee (Heart Full of Books)
Mariam                              @helloiammariam
Michelle                            @cloverness
Nadia                                @scorpioreads
Rachel                             @_sectumsemprah
Sally                                 @TheDarkDictator
Sarah & Sophie               @TLCCBlog
Virginie                            @ChouettBlog

 

Champion Vlogger
(INDUSTRY ONLY – VOTED FOR BY PUBLISHERS & AUTHORS)

Be it discussions, book-challenges or book reviews, this award is about Vloggers who share their book-love passionately. (Their channels may have other content but book reviews/content are the core.)

Amber                 @MileLongBookS
Ben Alderson      @Benjaminoftomes
George Lester    @TheGeorgeLester
Jean (BookishThoughts) @JeansThoughts
Jen                        @jenvcampbell
Jessikah Stenson @JessikahHope
Lucy Powrie          @LucyTheReader
Lucy Richardson  @bookbellereads
Maddie & Bee      @MaddieandBee (Heart Full of Books)
Sanne                  @booksandquills
Stevie                  @StevieFinegan
Zoe Collins          @zcollins1994

Champion of Social Media
(INDUSTRY ONLY – VOTED FOR BY PUBLISHERS & AUTHORS)

Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Pinterest, be it on one or all of these, this blogger excels at sharing what book blogging is about.

Casey Ann          @CaseyAnnBooks
Emma                 @NverJudgeaBook
Grace Latter       @_gracelatter
Kate Ormand      @kateormand
Lucy Powrie        @LucyTheReader
Mia                      @thecosyreader
Michelle Toy        @ChelleyToy
Mike                    @mike_reads
Nadia                  @scorpioreads
Zoe Collins         @zcollins1994

Best Newcomer (0-2 years)
(INDUSTRY & BLOGGER – COMBINATION VOTE)

Bloggers who have started blogging within the last two years.

Amy                     @GoldenBooksGirl
Amy Louise         @tomeswithtea
Briony                  @BrionyAppleton
Jess                     @bookendsendings
Layla Abby          @readable_life
Liv                        @Livsescape
Lois                      @MidnightMusing_
BookMurmation   @lou_nettleton
Rachel                 @Rachels_Reads
Rebecca S          @_rebeccastobart
Sarah                  @_sarahecampbell
Steph Elliott         @eenalol

Best Growing Blogger (2-4 years)
(INDUSTRY & BLOGGER – COMBINATION VOTE)

Bloggers who have been around for a few years, worked to build their blog and are continuing to champion books.

Amy P                  @powisamy
AnnaliseReads    @AnnaliseBooks
Ash                      @ashleighcanflyy / @FTLOBOOKS
Ashleigh              @frolic_fiction
Ashleigh Macro   @AshleighMacro
Beth                     @BookLoverx
Dana                   @DanaAndTheBooks
Hollie Wilson       @hollieeblog
Jenn                    @JennieLy
Jo Clarke             @bookloverJo
Kelly                    @kellysrambles
Michelle Toy        @ChelleyToy
Olivia Gacka        @olivia_gacka
Steph Elliott         @eenalol
Virginie                @ChouettBlog
Zoe Collins          @zcollins1994

Best Established Blogger (4+ years)
(INDUSTRY & BLOGGER – COMBINATION VOTE)

Bloggers who have been there, done that & got the t-shirt! After 4 years (or longer) they are still here and still working hard to help publishers and authors. That deserves recognition.

Amber                                   @MileLongBookS
Andrew Hall                          @PewterWolf
Becca                                   @LittleMemoirs
Cora, Tea Party Princess     @Corazzz
Debbie                                 @SnugglingonSofa
Faye                                     @daydreamin_star
Grace Latter                         @_gracelatter
Jenny Marston                     @jennymarston_xo
Jess                                     @JessHeartsBooks
Jim                                       @Yayeahyeah
Laura H                                @sisterspooky
Lucy Powrie                          @LucyTheReader
Luna’s Little Library              @lunaslibrary
Megan & Lauren                  @YABookers
Michelle                               @cloverness
Michelle Toy                         @ChelleyToy
MinervaReads                     @minervamoan

Best Content & Design
(INDUSTRY & BLOGGER – COMBINATION VOTE)

Book Blogs come in all kinds of colours and designs. This award is about recognising that creativity, as well as how easy it is to find content or manoeuvre on the blog. Plus the information on the blog: what about those book reviews? This category is for design, tech skills and writing!

Ashleigh                            @frolic_fiction
Becca                               @LittleMemoir
Briony                               @BrionyAppleton
Carly                                 @carlybennett
Charlotte Burns                 @charlotteswhere
Curiouser and Curiouser  @amyjay1994
Drew                                 @SarcasticEnigma
Gee (The Bibliomaniac)
Hawwa (hawwaetc.com)
Kelly                                 @kellysrambles
Lovely Owls Books          @LovelyOwlsBooks
Luna’s Little Library         @lunaslibrary
Mia                                   @thecosyreader
Nadia                               @scorpioreads
Olivia Gacka                    @olivia_gacka
Richard                            @thehumposhow
Virginie                             @ChouettBlog
Zoe Collins                       @zcollins1994

Marvellous Blogger – BLOGGER ONLY VOTE
Book bloggers who makes you feel happy about being part of the book blogging community.

Amber                @MileLongBookS
Amy                   @GoldenBooksGirl
Andrew Hall       @PewterWolf
Charlotte            @charlotteswhere
Harriet                @HRHPortman
Jenn                   @JennieLy
Nadia                 @scorpioreads
Olivia Gacka      @olivia_gacka
Rebecca S         @_rebeccastobart
Rhianne              @lilnovelist
Sarah                 @_sarahecampbell
Steph Elliott        @eenalol
Zoe Collins         @zcollins1994

 

We have done our very best to find twitter handles for everyone if you are aware of a twitter handle for someone we’ve missed please let us know.

Thank you

 

P.S.
The Shortlist will be announced on the 19 January 2018.

Please note, as per Jesse Owen’s request his name has been removed from the Champion Adult Blogger Longlist category.

How the UKYABA Longlist and Shortlist came together…

We are thrilled to be announcing our longlist for the UKYA Blogger Awards this
17 January 2018 followed by the shortlist on the 19 January 2018.

As you know UKYABA is about celebrating UKYA book bloggers. The awards were set up in recognition of the support, publicity and appreciation given to authors and publishers by the book-blogging community.

This year we felt was an opportunity to share with you a bit more about how the awards come together. UKYABA is a combination of the UKYA Blogger Awards started by author Andy Robb and the UKYA Book Blogger Awards, designed by blogger Faye Rogers (Daydreamer’s Thoughts). Now run by the YA Shot team that means we have a lot of developing for the 2018 awards but sometimes it’s hard to know exactly how things will work until you’re doing them.

We think it’s important to be open so everyone knows how it works. As such, here is how we’ve dealt with issues that cropped up during the nominations process and how the longlist and shortlist for the UKYA Blogger Awards were decided.

Shortlist stipulations:

  • Bloggers who have announced they’re on hiatus and have not been blogging for the previous 3+ months have been excluded from the shortlist
  • Bloggers who are not specifically book bloggers but instead post occasional book posts have been excluded from the shortlist if they have not blogged regularly on books in the previous 3+ months
  • previous years’ winners have been excluded from the shortlist of a category they have won in previous UKYA Blogger Awards (but not categories they haven’t previously won!)

In cases of equal nomination scores we dealt with tie-breakers by removing nominees who are shortlisted in 2 other categories. Book Bloggers with multiple nominations across categories were shortlisted in the 2 categories they received the most nominations for. Important: The Marvellous Blogger Award category is an exception to this rule. As an exclusively blogger-only voted category we did not include it in tie-breaker situations.

All the Book Bloggers announced have been verified to the best of our ability.

To ensure that UKYA Book Blogger Awards is transparent throughout and to resolve tiebreaker situations we canvassed input from our independent monitors.

Once we announce the shortlist we’ll also confirm the details for how you can vote.

Remember UKYABA is on Saturday 14th April 2018 after YAShot finishes.
Further information here: https://ukyabablog.wordpress.com/40-2/

We hope to see you there.