Voting for the winners of the Xcite Awards 2012 is open until February 13th so you still have the opportunity to pick your favourites. These inaugural awards are designed to celebrate and recognise companies, reviewers, bloggers and sexperts who support the erotic fiction market. The results will be announced on February 14th and each category winner will receive a specially commissioned glass book.
Xcite Books MD Hazel Cushion said: “The Internet and the advent of ebooks has completely changed the erotic fiction market and as yet there’s no recognition of this. Customers now have a wealth of review sites, author blogs and Internet retailers to choose from so we wanted to highlight and celebrate the dedication of the people behind them.”
Although Xcite is the UK’s largest erotic books publisher, the finalists demonstrate the international reach the company has achieved – for instance, Australian sex expert Dr Gabrielle Morrissey is competing with Violet Blue and Dr Laura Berman from the USA, and Pamela Stephenson Connolly, Tracey Cox and Julie Peasgood from the UK. The award categories are: Best Internet Retail Site, Best Blog or Author Page, Best Reviewer, Best Sexpert and Best Publication.
ETO – shortlisted in the Best Publication category – finds itself rubbing shoulders with gay and lesbian interest titles Attitude and Diva as well as Jade, Skin Two and even Cosmopolitan.
Voting is restricted to one vote per category, per person and you can vote for your favourites at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XciteAwards