The Quills Nominating Board, comprises approximately 6,000 invited
booksellers and librarians, established the consumer short list from
those English language books published in North America and marketed
to the United States between August 1, 2004 through July 31, 2005 that
meet one of the following criteria:
Starred reviews in Publishers Weekly
Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers Program
Bestseller lists from Publishers Weekly, Book Sense, Barnes & Noble, and Borders
Readers voted on the 5 nominees selected by the Nominating Board in each of the 19 categories and Book of the Year from all nominees in all categories. Winners were announced at a Black Tie gala ceremony on October, 11 in New York City.
Click here to see the winners and the top 5 nominees in each category.