Reader Views Literary Awards Submission
Being an award-winning author is a feeling like no other—and it does great things for book sales!
Every year Reader Views honors exemplary books from independent self publishers with the Literary Book Award.
Make sure your book is among the ones being considered so you can leverage the promotional power of "award-winning author" to increase your online recognition, enhance your book's credibility and get attention in the crowded book buying marketplace.
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Become an Award-Winning Author & Get Exposure for YOUR Book
The Reader Views Literary Awards were established to honor writers who have self-published or been published by a self-publishing company and their awards program is recognized industry-wide as one of the most respected literary awards programs for independent authors.
All initial judging is done by reviewers from Reader Views. They are experts in their fields as well as avid readers—consider them your reading audience. Criteria for judging is content / originality, presentation / design, innovation, social relevance, and production quality. Five semi-finalists in each category will be determined by a point system. Final judging will be determined by a jury of judges. Three semi-finalists will be chosen in each category (fiction and non-fiction). First and second place winners will be awarded in each category. Third place will receive an honorable mention.
When you order the Reader Views Literary Awards submission service from Outskirts Press, we handle all of the following on your behalf:
- award entry submission fees
- completing the paperwork to register your book with the contests
- selecting the most appropriate category for your book (if we're not sure, we'll ask you)
- printing, shipping and handling costs for books sent to each of the contest's multiple judges
ONE GRAND PRIZE WINNER WILL RECEIVE:
- grand prizes totaling $2,500 cash
ALL WINNERS RECEIVE:
- a thorough review of your book will be provided by one of Reader Views' reviewers/judges
- your review will be posted on the Reader Views' websites and blogs
- your review will be shared on social media, Goodreads, Google Books and BookBub (if your book is listed with these organizations)
- your review will be featured in Reader Views' newsletter and on the Showcase page of their website in the Recent Reviews section.
Click the "Add to Cart" button to start your journey to becoming an award-winning author like these Outskirts Press authors:
Be sure your book is eligible by checking the copyright date on your book's copyright page. If your book's copyright date is this year, you are eligible. If your book's copyright date is last year, please double check your eligibility with email@example.com. If your book's copyright date was before last year, it is no longer eligible to enter these awards.
The Reader Views Literary Awards is open to English-language books only.
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