Have you read a good book lately? Was it by an LDS author? If so, you may want to nominate it for a Whitney Award. The Whitney Awards have been developed to recognize excellence in literature by LDS authors. For an extensive list of books eligible for the first annual Whitney Awards go to LDSPublisher.
I'm excited about this new opportunity for LDS writers and plan to attend the banquet following the LDS Storymakers Conference on March 22, 2008. What a great idea to encourage excellence in LDS writing. And, what a fun way to celebrate with the winners.
Once you nominate a book, the Whitney Awards Comittee tallies the votes and all books that receive more than 5 nominations will be placed on a list. The committee will then read all books that meet that criteria and whittle the list down to 5 books. Industry professionals will then vote for their favorite from among the 5 finalists.
A lot of thought and work has been put into creating the Whitney Awards and I'm looking forward to seeing the results.
I've nominated books. Have you?