First of all on behalf of DJ Gatsby Book Club and its more than 10,000 WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ and Tumblr followers I want to congratulate all of the phenomenal authors who were nominated for the DJGBC Literary Awards this year.
This is our second year presenting the DJGBC Awards and the first time that we actually chose the winners without having on-line voting. We selected the nominees as well as the winners by using a not so scientific formula in which we combined Amazon Ranking, Reviews, Social Media presence as well as interaction with DJ Gatsby Book Club. The Authors & their books were chosen from releases that were published in the past 12 months.
And lastly we want to say congratulations to all of the winners. Running an On-Line book club is hard work and maintaining a On-Line presence in so many social media platforms is very challenging.
We love what we do and we do it for you and the thousands of readers who go out and buy your books. Your impact on the literacy of African-American readers and young children is so important and we salute you all for continuing the long-standing tradition of storytelling in the black community.
My team and I here at DJ Gatsby Book Club & WB Media Group are proud to announce the Nominees for our DJGBC 2014 Literary Awards. We started recognizing excellence in African American Literature in 2012 and are glad to share our list of Nominees with you. We have change the process in a few ways this year and have eliminated on-line voting. We do not want nominees campaigning for votes or winning because of their popularity and not the quality of their work.
We wanted to open up the Awards this year to include 5 Specific genres Romance , Children’s , Urban Fiction ,Christian Fiction & Erotica . These Authors and Books represented here were nominated not based on Amazon Sales , they were chosen from books that were either Read, Reviewed, Shared or Featured in some way on My Facebook Pages. Those Facebook Pages were *DJ Gatsby Book Club (Fan Page & Group Page), *WB Media Group (Fan Page), *Who’s Who In African American Literature (Fan Page & Group Page), *The Talk Show With DJ Gatsby (Group Page).
The Nominees For the DJGBC 2014 Literary Awards Are Listed Below…