It’s true that we’ve discussed in this very space the futility of a single vote. But when that single vote is going toward you (or, more precisely, a book you’ve written) — well hell, there’s no such thing as a futile vote. As it turns out, Freakonomics has been nominated for the inaugural Quill Awards. Described as a “new book award program that pairs a populist sensibility with Hollywood-style glitz,” the Quills are the only national book awards decided by readers. So if you feel like voting for Freakonomics, we won’t object. In fact, we’d be very grateful. Click here to vote (and be prepared to wade through several screens before finding Freakonomics). You can vote for it twice: as “best business” book and also “book of the year.” Thanks.