The 2006 Needle Award Nominees
I wish I could nominate all fifteen books for a Needle this year . . . but that wouldn't be much of a contest, now would it.
So what do we have here? The creamiest of cream. The tastiest of treats. Congratulations to all 2006 Needle Nominees.
And they are:
In a few days, the books will be in the hands of the judges. From that point forward, I have no say in who wins or loses. The judges are an esteemed group (seriously) of publishing professionals: three editors (from Harper, S&S, and Random) and four agents (all from top-tier agencies). These books were culled from more than 1,600 full-length submissions. And now these pros will decide which is the absolute best self-published book of my [hand-selected, incredibly subjective] group.
The winner will be announced 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 7th, 2007.