I promise, this is the last you're going to hear from me on this subject.
Today is the last day to vote on the Nebula ballot, and by extension, the Andre Norton award. Voting closes at midnight. Fairyland is eligible for the Norton and making a strong showing for the ballot. It might actually happen, but it's a close thing right now. It will not be eligible for anything the year it comes out in print. (The sequel will, but this year is the first appearance in print and that's how eligibility rolls.)
It's hard to get an ebook read on the same level as a NYT bestseller, or even a solid midlist YA book. It just is. Fairyland has a lot going against it. But I hope that if you are a SFWA member and eligible for voting, you'll consider giving Fairyland a nod--obviously I'm biased and it would mean a lot for me, but it would also be a huge deal for crowdfunded art and indie artists, to have an unconventionally published work nominated for a major award. That hybrid world I keep talking about.
It's doing well in the Norton category, so I'd ask that if you do want to support it with a vote, nominate it there rather than the regular novel category, where it has no chance at all.
There are a lot of other awesome works up for awards, and I've voted, for the first time--because they've made it easy and because I loved a lot of things last year. This is a great time to be a writer, believe it or not.
If you haven't read The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, it is available here in its entirety.
And now, for reading through all of this even though 90% of you aren't SFWA members, I give you October--who is dubbed EditorCat:
Rules for Anchorites
Letters from Proxima Thule
- One Last Time