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#76 2017-12-05 23:37:02

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Re: The Witchwood Crown: Nominated for a Goodreads Choice Award

If you compare it to all of the books who never even got to be included in those 20...


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#77 2017-12-06 03:42:11

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Re: The Witchwood Crown: Nominated for a Goodreads Choice Award

It's not 16/20, it's just 16 of 20 who were placed, all the rest are 21+.
I agree that 16 is not bad!


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#78 2017-12-06 04:36:18

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Re: The Witchwood Crown: Nominated for a Goodreads Choice Award

I did not say it was bad but it nothing to cheer for neither.

 

#79 2017-12-06 07:35:26

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Re: The Witchwood Crown: Nominated for a Goodreads Choice Award

I'll cheer. Even the nomination is a great honor. Some of these authors launched a serious campaign for votes, writing blog posts, newsletters, and email blasts to their loyal followers. There was no major campaign for votes from Team Williams: no newsletter, no blog, and 48 hours into voting, the pinned Twitter post was something unrelated to the Goodreads vote. Tad and Deb know TWC is amazing, and they didn't need a vote to tell them how awesome Tad's writing is.

As far as I know, no Tad-book has ever been singled out for this honor in the nine years since Goodreads started this award, and it's unlikely to ever happen again, as only 20 books in the Fantasy category are picked, out of thousands of new books published every year. But TWC will always have "A Goodreads nominee for Best Fantasy Novel of 2017" appended at the end of its title.

I think that is something to cheer for. :)


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#80 2017-12-06 09:23:15

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Re: The Witchwood Crown: Nominated for a Goodreads Choice Award

Alright ylvs!


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#81 2017-12-07 00:27:29

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Re: The Witchwood Crown: Nominated for a Goodreads Choice Award

I love your enthusiasm, Firs!

 

#82 2017-12-07 00:33:14

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Re: The Witchwood Crown: Nominated for a Goodreads Choice Award

Firsfron of Ronchester wrote:

As far as I know, no Tad-book has ever been singled out for this honor in the nine years since Goodreads started this award, and it's unlikely to ever happen again, as only 20 books in the Fantasy category are picked, out of thousands of new books published every year.

I betcha that The Navigator's Children will make the Top 5 in 2022.

 

#83 2017-12-07 17:25:04

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Re: The Witchwood Crown: Nominated for a Goodreads Choice Award

ylvs wrote:

I betcha that The Navigator's Children will make the Top 5 in 2022.

If you can convince Deb to pin the notification of the vote on her Twitter feed for two full weeks, there is the chance of it happening, if Tad ever gets nominated again. Deb's got a massive Twitter following which could have been used as a great campaign tool.


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#84 2017-12-09 02:26:36

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Re: The Witchwood Crown: Nominated for a Goodreads Choice Award

On the plus side, in the few days since the results came out almost 700 more people added it to the "To Read" shelf.

 

#85 2017-12-09 11:49:47

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Re: The Witchwood Crown: Nominated for a Goodreads Choice Award

ajl3 wrote:

On the plus side, in the few days since the results came out almost 700 more people added it to the "To Read" shelf.

Great catch, ajl3!

Yep, 729 more people, as of five minutes ago. The third-biggest spike in interest in the book's history on Goodreads, and much bigger than the interest shown during the book's launch. The publicity has been a very good thing.


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