The BookLife Prize – Enter Now

28 10 2019

The BookLife Prize is an annual writing contest sponsored by BookLife and Publishers Weekly that seeks to support independent authors and discover great books.  The BookLife Prize has two Contests:

Nonfiction Contest

  • Entry period October 1, 2019, through January 1, 2020.
  • Four categories: Memoir/Autobiography; Self-Help; Inspirational/Spiritual; and Business/Personal Finance.

Fiction Contest

  • Entry period April 1, 2020, through August 31, 2020.
  • Five categories: Romance/Erotica; Mystery/Thriller; Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror; General Fiction; YA/Middle Grade.

Both Contests of the Prize are judged by PW reviewers, editors, acclaimed authors, and publishing veterans.

PRIZES

The grand prize winner for both the Fiction and Nonfiction Contest of the BookLife Prize receives $5,000 cash as well as an author profile in Publishers Weekly.

All finalists receive a blurb from a bestselling/award-winning author or professional editor serving as a guest judge for the contest, as well as mention in Publishers Weekly.  Plus they each receive $1,000 worth of BookBaby’s Facebook + Instagram for Authors.

All entrants receive a Critic’s Report, which includes a score as well as a brief written critical assessment of their novel by a Publishers Weekly reviewer.  (Click here to see real examples of Critic’s Reports.)

“Since reaching the finals I have signed with a literary agent and been contacted by a film producer. Most importantly through the process of participating in the Prize, I got very valuable feedback on my work and broadened my author network considerably.” T.J. Slee

HOW TO ENTER

BookLife members enter the BookLife Prize by logging in and going to project page for the book or manuscript they’d like to enter.  Here are detailed instructions.

New users who have no BookLife account enter on this page.

Complete Information

Click here for complete infomation about the BookLife Prize.





An indie author’s novel is selected as one of PW’s Best Books of 2019

28 10 2019
Author Fiona West, recently profiled in an indie success feature in Publishers Weekly, has made PW history: her novel, The Ex-Princesshas been selected as one of PW’s Best Books of 2019, making it the first-ever self-published novel to be included in the annual roundup. The book, a fantasy romance, features coffee-loving protagonist Princess Abelia Olivia Jayne Venenza Ribaldi Porchenzii, who has renounced matriarchal Brevspor’s throne in favor of an ordinary life working in the field of waste reclamation. When she learns that she is still under contract to marry Prince Edward of Orangiers in order to protect Brevspor from being overthrown, she agrees. Adding to the complicated circumstances, Edward is in love with her.  PW’s review praised the book, calling it “a vibrant, voraciously readable adventure whose technocratic fantasy world is grounded by a generous understanding of everyday limitations and love.”

West is “thrilled to be counted as a romance stand-out with such accomplished artists.” “Thank you for honoring a diverse book like mine!” she adds.The Ex-Princess is the first of The Borderline Chronicles series. The second book, The Un-Queen, catches up with Edward and Abby in the days leading up to their marriage. Earlier this fall, West released the third and fourth books, The Almost-Widow and The Jinxed Journalist, which are tangentially connected to the Edward and Abby universe, but introduce new central characters.

West is currently working on the last book in the series, The Semi-Royal, and preparing to launch a contemporary medical romance series called Timber Falls. With West’s recent accolades, readers might expect her to be aiming for a book contract, but she sees no reason to rush to a traditional publishing path. “I’m very happy as an indie-published author,” she says. “I love the creative control, the freedom to ‘just be a mom’ when I want to, and setting my own goals for my business.”





FIRST CALL: THE 2020 ERIC HOFFER BOOK AWARD

4 09 2019

FIRST CALL:  THE 2020 ERIC HOFFER BOOK AWARD

SMALL PRESSES  * ACADEMIC PRESSES  * MICRO PRESSES  *  SELF-PUBLISHERS — $2,500 GRAND PRIZE — LOW ENTRANCE FEE

New or old, we want to read your book. … Each year, independent publishers release extraordinary books to little or no recognition. The Eric Hoffer Book Award recognizes excellence in publishing. A SINGLE REGISTRATION gives you SIX WAYS TO WIN by genre, press, the Montaigne Medal, the da Vince Eye, the First Horizon Award, and the Hoffer grand prize. There is a category for every book. (See submission guidelines below or check our listing in Writer’s Market or visit www.HofferAward.com.) E-books and chapbooks also accepted.

* $2,500 GRAND PRIZE * Low Entrance Fee of $60 * Many Categories *
* E-BOOK categories for fiction and nonfiction *
* New MIDDLE READER, HISTORICAL FICTION, MYSTERY/CRIME,
SCI-FI/FANTASY, SHORT/ANTHOLOGY & ROMANCE categories *
* CHAPBOOK category at a reduced rate: $40 *

AWARDS/BENEFITS:
* $2,500 GRAND PRIZE (the Eric Hoffer Award for Books)
* Winner of the Montaigne Medal for most thought-provoking books
* Winner of the da Vinci Eye for best covers
* Winner of the First Horizon Award for debut authors
* Winner and First Runner-Up awarded for every category
* Honorable Mentions for every category
* Individual Awards for Micro, Small, and Academic Presses, as well as Self-Published Books
* Coverage in The US Review of Books (www.theUSreview.com) and on www.HofferAward.com
* Gold Seal Certificates
* Worldwide Exposure

CATEGORIES: Art, Poetry, Chapbook, General Fiction, Commercial Fiction, Children, Middle Reader, Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Mystery/Crime, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Short Story/Anthology, Romance, Culture, Memoir, Business, Reference, Home, Health, Self-Help/Spiritual, Legacy Fiction, Legacy Nonfiction, E-book Fiction, and E-book Nonfiction.

In this tough economic time, your book is always a great value, and the Eric Hoffer Book Award is the most economical way to achieve publicity and recognition. Read Hoffer Award success stories (www.hofferaward.com/Eric-Hoffer-Award-success-stories.html). Read previous contest coverage in the US Review of Books (www.theUSReview.com) and view past winners and press releases at www.HofferAward.com.

Internet payment for entrance fee accepted. (visit www.HofferAward.com)

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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES (entry deadline January 21st, 2020):

AWARDS ARE OPEN to academic, independent, small press, and self-published books that were released or copyrighted in the last 2 years, including unique books with small print runs. (Books over 2 years enter the LEGACY FICTION or LEGACY NONFICTION category.)

AWARDS/PRIZES: One grand prize will be awarded for the entire contest. In addition, each category will be awarded a winner, runner-up, and multiple honorable mentions. Books must be registered by CATEGORY and then are automatically considered for Individual Press Awards, the Montaigne Medal, the da Vinci Eye, the First Horizon Award, and the Hoffer Grand Prize.

FOR EACH ENTRY, submit the book, entry form, and $60 fee (check, money order, or Internet payment receipt) to Hopewell Publications, LLC, PO Box 11, Titusville, NJ 08560. Be certain to specify award category and press type. Registration will be confirmed via e-mail. In May, all entrants will be notified of winners. Submissions must be postmarked by January 21, 2020.

JUDGES may include authors, editors, agents, publishers, book producers, artists, experienced category readers, and health and business professionals. Note: Contest closed to the staff of Hopewell Publications and previous WNBA winning entries. At the low entrance fee, it is not feasible to provide judge’s critiques for each entry.

ENTRY FORM (submit one entry form per book):
You may also visit www.HofferAward.com and click on the “Nominate” link.

Book Information

Title:
_______________________________________
Author:
_______________________________________
Publisher:
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ISBN:
_______________________________________
Category (see below):
_______________________________________

Press Designation (check only one; see description below):
Self-Published __    Micro __    Small __    Academic __

Author Debut?  Yes __  No __ (select Yes if author’s first book)

Contact Information

Name:
_______________________________________
E-Mail:
_______________________________________
Phone:
_______________________________________
Address:
_______________________________________

_______________________________________

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AWARD CATEGORIES (select one per entry application):

* ART: titles involving the experience, execution, or demonstration of the arts, including art, fine art, graphic art, architecture, performing arts, design, photography, coffee table books, and poetry.
* CHAPBOOK: books 40 pages or less, with typically some form of saddle stitch binding and/or artistic assembly. (Qualifies for special registration fee.)
* CHILDREN: titles for young children, including stories and picture books.
* MIDDLE READER: Titles for pre-teen audience, including chapter books.
* POETRY: titles with poetry or highly stylized prose.
* YOUNG ADULT: titles aimed at the juvenile and teen markets.

ADULT FICTION
* COMMERCIAL: genre specific fiction, including thriller, suspense, religious, romance, and horror.
* GENERAL: non-genre specific fiction, including literary and mainstream.
* HISTORICAL: titles involving historical fiction.
* MYSTERY/CRIME: titles involving mystery, crime, and true crime.
* SCI-FI/FANTASY: titles within science fiction and fantasy.
* SHORT STORY/ANTHOLOGY: titles involving short story collections and anthologies.
* ROMANCE: titles in the romance genre.

NONFICTION/TRADE
* BUSINESS: titles with application to today’s business environment and emerging trends, including general business, career, computer, and Internet.
* CULTURE: titles demonstrating the human or world experience, including true story, essay, multicultural, women’s issues, sexuality, gay, lesbian, memoir, aging, travel, sports, true crime, and current events.
* HEALTH: titles promoting physical, mental, and emotional well-being, including psychology, fitness, and sex.
* HOME: titles with practical application to home or home-related issues, including general home, gardening, cooking, parenting, family, interior design, animals, and pets.
* MEMOIR: titles capturing specific personal experience.
* REFERENCE: titles from traditional and emerging reference areas, including but not exclusive to history, psychology, biography, science, philosophy, education, fashion, sports, recreation, training, travel, and how-to.
* SELF-HELP: titles involving traditional and emerging self-help subjects.
* SPIRITUAL: titles involving the mind and spirit, including religion, metaphysical, and mystical.

E-BOOK
* FICTION: any fiction titles published in e-book format.
* NONFICTION: any nonfiction titles published in e-book format.

LEGACY
* FICTION: all fiction titles over two years of age.
* NONFICTION: all nonfiction titles over two years of age.
(Unlike major trade organizations, we think good books last more than a single season.)

INDIVIDUAL PRESS AWARDS (select only one; in addition to category):

In addition to the above category awards, books will be singled out for additional awards in the micro press, small press, academic press, as well as self-published arenas. Please check one of the following types on the application.

* SELF-PUBLISHED – books financed by author or not by the publisher (regardless of press size).
* MICRO PRESS – books from a press producing 24 titles or less per year.
* SMALL PRESS – books from a press producing 25 titles or more per year.
* ACADEMIC PRESS – books from a press with an academic or library affiliation.

ADDITIONAL AWARD DISTINCTIONS:

All registered titles will automatically be considered for the following:
* MONTAIGNE MEDAL – most thought provoking book(s).
* DA VINCI EYE – books with superior cover art.
* FIRST HORIZON AWARD ¬– superior books by debut authors.

If you don’t see your category or cannot determine your press designation, please e-mail us with a description at info@hofferaward.com, and our staff will guide you. A great book will supersede any category designation. Category designations may be reassigned to better suit the submission. Judges may include authors, editors, agents, publishers, book producers, artists, experienced category readers, and health and business professionals. After the contest, books will be donated to libraries, schools, and hospitals where appropriate, which are fine places to promote your book!

QUESTIONS:

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Email: info@hofferaward.com
Fax: (609) 964-1718
The Eric Hoffer Awards
PO Box 11
Titusville, NJ 08560

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The BookLife Prize – Enter Now

3 06 2019
April 1, 2019

The BookLife Prize is an annual writing contest sponsored by BookLife and Publishers Weekly that seeks to support independent authors and discover great books.  The BookLife Prize has two Contests:

Fiction Contest

  • Entry period April 1, 2019, through August 31, 2019.
  • Five categories: Romance/Erotica; Mystery/Thriller; Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror; General Fiction; YA/Middle Grade.

Nonfiction Contest

  • Entry period October 1, 2019, through January 1, 2020.
  • Four categories: Memoir/Autobiography; Self-Help; Inspirational/Spiritual; and Business/Personal Finance.

Both Contests of the Prize are judged by PW reviewers, editors, acclaimed authors, and publishing veterans.

Prizes

The grand prize winner for both the Fiction and Nonfiction Contest of the BookLife Prize receives $5,000 cash as well as an author profile in Publishers Weekly.

All finalists receive a blurb from a bestselling/award-winning author or professional editor serving as a guest judge for the contest, as well as mention in Publishers Weekly.  Plus they each receive $1,000 worth of BookBaby’s Facebook + Instagram for Authors.

All entrants receive a Critic’s Report, which includes a score as well as a brief written critical assessment of their novel by a Publishers Weekly reviewer.  (Click here to see real examples of Critic’s Reports.)

“Since reaching the finals I have signed with a literary agent and been contacted by a film producer. Most importantly through the process of participating in the Prize, I got very valuable feedback on my work and broadened my author network considerably.” T.J. Slee

How To Enter

BookLife members enter the BookLife Prize by logging in and going to project page for the book or manuscript they’d like to enter.  Here are detailed instructions.

New users who have no BookLife account enter on this page.

Complete Information

Click here for complete infomation about the BookLife Prize.





The BookLife Prize – Enter Now $5,000 Grand Prize; $1,000 Prize for Every Finalist; Each Entry Receives a Publishable Assessment by a Publishers Weekly Reviewer April 1, 2019

29 04 2019

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6 BOOK AWARDS CONTESTS

11 12 2018

Here’s a great holiday gift idea – get some more recognition and publicity for your books by entering book awards!

Book Awards are an efficient, affordable marketing tool that can make a huge impact on your marketing campaign. Each year, medals go to both established mid-sized publishers and first-time self-publishers. We reward those who exhibit the courage, innovation, and creativity to bring about change in the world of publishing. This spirit and expertise comes from publishers of all sizes and budgets, and books are judged with that in mind.

Get more attention. Get a shiny sticker for your cover. Get the recognition your book deserves!

Need entry information about any of these book awards contests? See details and links about each contest below, or email me to request guidelines or to deliver questions or comments: Jim Barnes, Award Director – jimb@bookpublishing.com


BOOK AWARD NEWSFLASH UPDATES

All six of our contests are now open – something for every kind of book!

Happy Holidays to all – here’s to your publishing success in the year ahead!

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First Call for Entries! The 2019 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards contest is now open! Just $75 to enter our 13th annual awards program dedicated to childhood literacy and lifelong reading. 

Writing and publishing books that teach and inspire our children is an extremely important task, and these exist to reward those efforts.The Moonbeam Award ceremony is held in conjunction with the Traverse City Children’s Book Festival. Click here to visit the website.

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The final entry deadline for the 6th annual Illumination Awards contest is this Saturday, December, 15th.

Just 5 days left to enter the the Illumination Book Awards, honoring the year’s best new titles written and published with a Christian worldview. With the motto, “Shining a Light on Exemplary Christian Books,” there are 19 categories for new titles and 5 Enduring Light categories for books published since 2000. Click here to visit the Illumination Awards website.


2019 INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER BOOK AWARDS
“RECOGNIZING EXCELLENCE IN INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING”

  – World’s largest book awards contest, for indies only
– 85 National Categories
– 24 Regional Categories
– 11 E-book Categories
– Great Publicity & Great Awards party at BEA

Calling all independent authors and publishers! This contest is for you!

The 23rd annual Independent Publisher Book Awards, conducted to honor the year’s best independently published titles, is now accepting entries for books released since January 2017. Entry fee is $95 to enter a General category and $55 “add-on” a Regional or E-Book category. All entrants are considered for the Outstanding Book of the Year Awards at no extra charge.

The entry deadline for the 2019 IPPY Awards is February 23, 2019 – just 75 days left to enter! 
Launched in 1996, the Independent Publisher Book Awards are designed to bring increased recognition to the deserving but often unsung titles published by independent authors and publishers. Established as the first unaffiliated awards program (no membership fee required) open exclusively to independents, the “IPPYs” recognize hundreds of the year’s best books, bringing them to the attention of booksellers, buyers, librarians, and book lovers. The IPPY Awards contest is among the largest and most recognized book awards events in the world, and all independent, university, small press, and self-publishers who produce books intended for the North American market are eligible to enter.

VISIT THE IPPY AWARDS ENTRY PAGE

Click here to view the entry guidelines PDF. 



LIVING NOW BOOK AWARDS

“BOOKS FOR BETTER LIVING”
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The 2019 Living Now Awards are now open. Just $75 per category entry until the early-bird deadline of Jan. 26th.

The Living Now Book Awards recognize books that help readers help themselves, to learn about enriching their lives in wholesome, Earth-friendly ways. Books are an important tool for gaining knowledge about life-improvement goals, and the Living Now Book Award medalists are a must-read list for helping us achieve those goals.

Click here to view the guidelines and entry form.



MOONBEAM CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARDS

“CELEBRATING YOUTHFUL CURIOSITY & DISCOVERY THROUGH BOOKS & READING”
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The 2019 Moonbeam Awards are now open! Just $75 per entry until the early-bird entry of March 23, 2019.
The Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards honor the year’s best children’s books, and are open to authors, illustrators, and publishers of children’s books written in English or Spanish, appropriate for the North American market. These awards bring an opportunity for recognition to deserving authors and publishers who have a hard time breaking through to win library association awards like the Newbery and Caldecott.

Click here to view the guidelines for the 13th annual contest.


AXIOM BUSINESS BOOK AWARDS
“SUCCESS THROUGH KNOWLEDGE”
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The Axiom Awards are open until the final entry deadline of January 12, 2019. Just 32 days left to enter!

The Axiom Business Book Awards are intended to bring increased recognition to exemplary business books and their creators, with the understanding that business people are a very well-read and informed segment of the population, eager to improve their careers and businesses. Newly published business books contain the newest, most innovative, and creative ideas that can make us think and act differently every day.

VISIT THE AXIOM ENTRY PAGE



ILLUMINATION BOOK AWARDS

“SHINING A LIGHT ON EXEMPLARY CHRISTIAN BOOKS”
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The 2019 awards are open until December 15th.  Just 5 days left to enter!

The Illumination Book Awards are designed to honor the year’s best new titles written and published with a Christian worldview. Award categories range from Bible Study and Devotional to family-oriented subjects like Education and Children’s Picture Book. The purpose of the Illumination Book Awards is to bring award recipients the credibility and publicity they need to further their book marketing and sales success.

VISIT THE ILLUMINATION WEBSITE



ELIT AWARDS

“ILLUMINATING DIGITAL PUBLISHING EXCELLENCE”
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Entry is open through January 31, 2019.

The eLit Awards are an industry-wide, unaffiliated awards program open to all members of the electronic publishing industry, and are committed to illuminating and honoring the very best of English language digital publishing entertainment. The eLit Awards celebrate the ever growing market of electronic publishing in the wide variety of reader formats. Hail the revolutionary world of e-books and join the awards program that’s highlighting the best in electronic reading entertainment!

VISIT THE ELIT ENTRY PAGE


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Call for Submissions: 2018 PubWest Book Design Awards

2 04 2018
Submit Your 2018 Titles Now
The deadline for entering books for the 2018 PubWest Book Design Awards contest is Thursday, April 19, 2018.
We are offering a four-for-three deal: submit three books, and a fourth entry is free!
NEW CATEGORY! Children’s Book – Wordless A children’s book in which the narrative is told solely through illustrations.
The PubWest Book Design Awards are effective tools for marketing your books, and for recognizing your design and production staff and suppliers. We will publicize the winners to the publishing media and showcase them at the 2019 PubWest Conference, February 7-9, 2019, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The grand prize winner of the Design Awards will receive a complimentary pass to the 2019 conference.
Please submit your books as soon as possible. All details on the awards and entering can be found here.
Feel free to contact me with any questions.
Best regards,
Kent Watson
Executive Director
PubWest
503-901-9865