Reader Views Literary Awards has entered its 16th year. It helps self-published authors level the playing field, and also provides two cash prizes.
Austin, TX (Merxwire) -Reader Views, a book review and author publicity service holds an annual literary awards contest. This award mainly encourages self-published authors, as long as the authors book is published in English and targeted at North American readers. Books issued by major publishers, their subsidiaries or publishing houses are not eligible. For entry information, please visit http://readerviews.com/literaryawards/.
Reader Views is happy to announce that this year will add two $500 cash prizes to Grand Prize Winners, one for Fiction, one for Non-Fiction. In addition, there are also several special sponsored awards packages available.
This years sponsors include: AME " Author Marketing Experts, Book by Book Publicity, Cyrus Webb, The Barefoot Librarian, Feathered Quill Book Reviews, First Chapter Plus, Marquette Fiction, and Reader Views Kids.
The judges consist of the Reader Views staff of reviewers as well as editorial staff. They all are avid readers, experts in their fields, and are representative of an author's target reading audience. Judging criteria is content/originality, presentation/design, innovation, social relevance, production quality, enjoyment/impact, plot/story line, and resourcefulness. All authors who enter the contest are guaranteed a review, which will be published on the Reader Views website. All entries are eligible for Grand Prize consideration. Winners and Finalists will be selected in each category in the Spring of 2021.
Susan Violante and Sheri Hoyte, Managing Editors of Reader Views share, "Our Annual Literary Awards program recognizes the very best independent authors in the book industry field, and we're excited to be able to offer these new prizes. We have been passionate about our mission since the beginning. The Awards is the place where all of us here at Reader Views let our hair down as we all look forward to collaboration. Through the judging process we feel we might just find the next best seller, or that our score will help a book we loved to be found for the next block buster movie. It is just where we get instant gratification, and when you love what you do, what else matters?"
About Reader Views
Since its inception, Reader Views has reviewed thousands of books and provided a multitude of publicity services including press releases, live interviews, book videos, and social media services. Reader Views has helped open the door to a broader audience for self-published and small press authors.
More information please visit: https://www.readerviews.com/
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