Lists of Nominees
Documents to Print

Information for Publishers

Publishers that are interested in becoming involved in the nominee selection process are welcome to contact the committee. Titles that the publisher would like the committee to consider should be eligible according to the nominee requirements. Publishers should indicate whether they believe the recommended titles are primarily for middle school readers, high school readers, or have broad appeal over both levels. This will help the committee to assign members to read the titles for consideration.

Publishers are welcome to send copies for the committee to use as part of the review process. The committee should be notified prior to sending such a package so its arrival will be anticipated. The committee is made up of about 35 members and is broken down into groups considering titles for middle school readers and for high school readers. Each subcommittee is comprised of approximately 20 members. The publisher is welcome to send as many copies as it would like to ease access concerns. Copies should be sent to:

Rhode Island Teen Book Award Committee
c/o Aaron Coutu, Chair
Cumberland Public Library
1464 Diamond Hill Road
Cumberland, Rhode Island 02864

The committee does have access to some copies through the two state-wide library networks (OSL for the public libraries and RILINK for the school media centers), but having additional copies reserved solely for use by the committee members allows for easy use by the committee members, and does not prevent the library copies from reaching their intended audience: Rhode Island's young adults. At the conclusion of the review period, copies will be donated to participating readers' chosen libraries. Advanced copies and uncorrected proofs will not be added to library collections.

| ©2004 - Rhode Island Teen Book Award Committee | Aaron Coutu, Chair