Submit your books in the 2019 Author Shout Reader Ready Awards.

Entry Fee: 

$20 (1 Book)

$30 (2 Books)

$40 (3 Books)

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If you would like to enter more than 3 books please CONTACT US to inquire about pricing and invoicing.

(multiple books per category accepted)

When you submit your books, we will review your book from an "overall potential reader experience" perspective in which we will take a thorough look at your book cover, book description, and "Look Inside" sample.  After we thoroughly review these highly important sections of your book, you will receive a feedback report with score letting you know from an "overall potential reader experience" perspective the areas you can improve, if your book meets our high standards to move onto the next phase, and potentially selected as a "Reader Ready" book in its respective category.

The 2019 Author Shout Reader Ready Awards will be conducted in three phases:

Phase One - Submit Your Book(s) For Review (Submissions being accepted from August 1st 2019 to October 31st 2019)

All 2019 Author Shout Reader Ready Awards submissions will be reviewed based on the following criteria:

  • Book Cover (20% of your score) We are looking for book covers that grab our attention and make us want to read your book description
  • Book Description (30% of your score) We are looking for that "wow factor" here that compels, excites, or intrigues us to want to "Look Inside" and read further.  Book descriptions should be free of typos, more than one sentence, and not leave us feeling confused to what we just read
  • "Look Inside" Sample (50% of your score) We are looking at formatting, writing quality, no typos, a strong introduction, and reader flow
  • Overall Potential Reader Experience Feedback Report With Score - You will receive a feedback report from a professional editor along with a score.  Your score will be the sum of the three categories (cover, description, and look inside).  Every book submitted will receive an "overall potential reader experience" feedback report and score.

 

Categories - We will be accepting entries in the following categories (Please submit accordingly as we will not have sub-categories due to the large amount of possibilities but believe we covered the majority of them here).

  1. Romance
  2. Mystery/Thriller
  3. Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  4. Dystopian
  5. Paranormal
  6. Horror/Suspense
  7. Vampire/Werewolf
  8. Young Adult
  9. Children's
  10. Poetry
  11. Non-Fiction
  12. Drama
  13. Western
  14. LGBT
  15. Anthology
  16. Comic or Graphic Novel
  17. Memoir
  18. Biography/Autobiography
  19. Short Story (Under 20,000 words)
  20. Religious

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Phase Two - Selection Process (Books will be selected on November 15th to advance to next phase)

After we review your book cover, book description, and look inside section of each entry, we will select books to go onto phase two.   If your book was selected, you will receive notification via the email address you provided that your book will be advancing to Phase Two and you will then be asked to submit your manuscript (.mobi or .pdf format) for our selection of readers to read your book in its entirety.

If your book was not selected, you will still receive an email from our team notifying you that your book was not selected to move onto Phase Two.  If your book was not selected, you can always re-enter the following year when registration is open again.

**NOTE** If your book was selected during this phase you will be required to provide a copy of your book in digital format.  You can submit your book to our team in either .mobi or .pdf format once notified of your selection.

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Phase Three - Announce The Winners ( Winners will be announced December 15th 2019 and all winning books will be posted by January 15th 2020)

After our team of readers have completed reading each book that was selected in Phase Two, the winners in each category will be announced.  Each category will have a Gold, Silver, and Bronze badge awarded that can be added to your book cover for bragging rights along with additional prizes highlighted below.

The additional prizes that will be awarded along with each badge are as follows:

Gold Badge - This badge will be awarded for the "Top Pick Reader Ready" book in its submitted category and will receive the following:

  • Promotion - Your book will receive one year of promotion in which it will be featured as a Gold Badge "Top Pick Reader Ready" book in its category on our website, shared across all of our social media platforms, and featured spots in our newsletter.
  • Graphics Pack - Your book will receive a Graphics Pack consisting of a 3D book cover mockup, teaser banners, animated teaser banners, and a book teaser video with your new Gold Badge on your book cover.
  • Author Teach Access - You will receive one year free access to Author Teach (http://authorteach.com/). Author Teach is a members only community of authors teaching authors with a focus on sharing tips, tools, techniques, resources, and networking opportunities.  Your one year access to Author Teach will include a featured author interview, your very own landing page inside the community, access to a private Facebook group, and so much more.

 

Silver Badge - This badge will be awarded for the "Recommended Reader Ready" book in its submitted category and will receive the following:

  • Promotion - Your book will receive six months of promotion in which it will be featured as a Silver Badge "Recommended Reader Ready" book in its category on our website, shared across all of our social media platforms, and featured spots in our newsletter.
  • Graphics Pack - Your book will receive a Graphics Pack consisting of a 3D book cover mockup, teaser banners, animated teaser banners, and a book teaser video with your new Silver Badge on your book cover.
  • Author Teach Access - You will receive six months free access to Author Teach (http://authorteach.com/). Author Teach is a members only community of authors teaching authors with a focus on sharing tips, tools, techniques, resources, and networking opportunities.  Your six months access to Author Teach will include a featured author interview, your very own landing page inside the community, access to a private Facebook group, and so much more.

 

Bronze Badge - This badge will be awarded for the "Honorable Mention Reader Ready" book in its submitted category and will receive the following:

  • Promotion - Your book will receive three months of promotion in which it will be featured as a Bronze Badge "Honorable Mention Reader Ready" book in its category on our website, shared across all of our social media platforms, and featured spots in our newsletter.
  • Graphics Pack - Your book will receive a Graphics Pack consisting of a 3D book cover mockup, teaser banners, animated teaser banners, and a book teaser video with your new Bronze Badge on your book cover.
  • Author Teach Access - You will receive three months free access to Author Teach (http://authorteach.com/). Author Teach is a members only community of authors teaching authors with a focus on sharing tips, tools, techniques, resources, and networking opportunities.  Your three months access to Author Teach will include a featured author interview, your very own landing page inside the community, access to a private Facebook group, and so much more.

 

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Sharing Opportunity -  The more you share, the more visibility this opportunity can be seen if your book(s) are selected.  Please share across Facebook, Twitter, and Blog posts that you entered your book(s).  Don't forget to mention us (@authorshout) and we will re-share your posts.

Important Dates For You To Remember: (Please mark your calendar and check your email/spam/junk folder)

  1. Start Date when submissions are being accepted: August 1st 2019
  2. End date when no more submissions are being accepted: October 31st 2019
  3. Announcement of selected books to proceed to Phase Two: November 15th 2019
  4. Announcement of winners selected from Phase Three: December 15th 2019
  5. All winners books will be posted, badges, and prizes awarded: January 15th 2020

 

Rules and Conditions:

  1. All Authors who submit your book(s) to the 2019 Author Shout Reader Ready Awards agrees to have your book(s) cover, description, and look inside section of your book thoroughly analyzed by our team of professionals.
  2. Books are not guaranteed to be selected, receive an award, prize, or promotion.  Only books selected in Phase Three as the winners in each category will receive an award, prizes, and promotion. All winners will be selected based on meeting or surpassing a rigorous and demanding review process.
  3. Authors agree that feedback received from the "overall potential reader experience" feedback report and score is subjective with the intent of providing valuable feedback meant to improve the "overall potential reader experience"
  4. If your book is selected to advance a phase, you will be notified to provide a digital copy of your book (.mobi or .pdf format).  Once submitted there will be no re-submissions if you made any modifications to your book.
  5. If selected, you give Author Shout permission to post your book cover, blurbs, and author name for publicity purposes.
  6. Once you submit your book, do not email or contact us to inquire about your status/results.
  7. We will notify all entrants whether you are selected or not to provide adequate feedback once a determination is made.
  8. We reserve the right to update or modify the rules and conditions at any time, if or as needed.  The only reason we will do this is to clarify anything that may be confusing or misunderstood.

 

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