We are now accepting Early Bird entry in the 2021 Author Shout Reader Ready Awards.

Entry Fee: 

$15 a book (Early Bird Special as price will increase shortly)

*NOTE* Enter as many books as you like at this Early Bird price because the price will increase shortly.

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When you submit your book, 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.

The 2021 Author Shout Reader Ready Awards will be conducted in three phases:

Phase One - Submit Your Book For Review (Submissions being accepted from JULY 13th 2020 to JAN 31st 2021)

All 2021 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 (40% 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 (40% of your score) We are looking at formatting, writing quality, no typos, a strong introduction, and reader flow
  • Feedback Report - Once we have reviewed ALL books entered, we will compile all of the notes taken from our review and send you a report of our overall findings from each book submitted.  The goal of this report is to give you feedback that will greatly assist you in making solid decisions to improve your cover, book description, and look inside section that will generate more interest/sales.

 

ALL Categories/Genres/Sub-Genres Accepted - We are accepting ALL categories/genres/Sub-Genres and will not discriminate based on category/genre/sub-genre.  We are reviewing every book entered from an "overall potential reader experience".  We decided to accept all categories/genres/sub-genres because of the extensively wide variety of possibilities that are available on Amazon and did not want to limit entries based on this fact.  

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Phase Two - Selection Process (Books will be selected on FEB 1st 2021 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 MAR 1st 2021 and all winning books will be posted by MAR 15th 2021)

After our team of readers have completed reading each book that was selected in Phase Two, the winners of each award will be announced.  This year we will be awarding an Editor's Choice Award, Top Pick Award, Recommended Read Award, and an Honorable Mention Award 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:

Editor's Choice Award (Limited to the overall BEST book we reviewed) - This badge will be awarded to the one book we believe is the best overall book we reviewed, and will receive the following:

  • $100 Amazon Gift Card
  • Promotion - Your book will receive one year of promotion in which it will be featured as an "Editor's Choice Reader Ready Award Winner" on our website, shared across all of our social media platforms, and featured spots in our newsletter.
  • Graphics Pack and Trailer - Your book will receive a Graphics Pack consisting of a 3D book cover mockup, teaser banners, and a book trailer.
  • 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.

 

Top Pick Award - This badge will be awarded to the "Top Pick Reader Ready Award Winners" and will receive the following:

  • Promotion - Your book will receive 6 months of promotion in which it will be featured as a "Top Pick Reader Ready Award Winner" 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 and teaser banners.
  • Author Teach Access - You will receive 6 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 6 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.

 

Recommended Read Award - This badge will be awarded to the "Recommended Read Reader Ready Award Winners" and will receive the following:

  • Promotion - Your book will receive 3 months of promotion in which it will be featured as a "Recommended Read Reader Ready Award Winner" 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 and teaser banners.
  • Author Teach Access - You will receive 3 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 3 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.

 

Honorable Mention Award - This badge will be awarded to the "Honorable Mention Reader Ready Award Winners" and will receive the following:

  • Promotion - Your book will receive 1 month of promotion in which it will be featured as a "Honorable Mention Reader Ready Award Winner" 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 and teaser banners.
  • Author Teach Access - You will receive 1 month 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 1 month 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: July 13th 2020
  2. End date when no more submissions are being accepted: January 31st 2021
  3. Announcement of selected books to proceed to Phase Two: February 1st 2021
  4. Announcement of winners selected from Phase Three: March 1st 2021
  5. All winners books will be posted, badges, and prizes awarded: March 15th 2021

 

Rules and Conditions:

  1. All Authors who submit your book(s) to the 2021 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 a recipient of a 2021 Author Shout Reader Ready Award 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 is subjective with the intent of providing valuable feedback meant to improve the "overall potential reader experience"
  4. If your book(s) is/are selected to advance to phase two, 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(s).
  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(s), do not email or contact us to inquire about your status/results or feedback report.
  7. We will notify all entrants whether you are selected or not and 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.  *NOTE* The only reason we will do this is to clarify anything that may be confusing or misunderstood.

 

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