Voting for the 2006 Quill Awards begins August 22.

For those who don’t know what the Quill Awards are:

The Quills, an initiative launched with the support of Reed Business Information, is designed to be an industry qualified “consumers choice” awards program for books, honoring the current titles readers deem most entertaining and enlightening.

The Quills celebrates the best books of the year in nineteen popular categories, ranging from romance to biography to graphic novels.

The Quill Awards were established to:

Celebrate Excellence in Writing and Publishing
Recognize and praise the creators of important books
and great literature
Interest more consumers in acquiring books and reading
Act as a bellwether for literacy initiatives

Consumer voting for the 2006 Quill Awards will take place in September.
The categories for this year are as follows:

Book of the Year
Debut Author of the Year
Audio Book
Children’s Illustrated Book
Children’s Chapter Book/Middle Grade
Young Adult/Teen
General Fiction
Graphic Novel
Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror
Health/Self Improvement
History/Current Events/Politics

Voting takes place from August 22 thru September 30.

The website to vote is currently the website is not active, it redirects you to the MSNBC page about the awards