If you're a serious author, book awards and contests are a terrific way to gain new insight and ideas to make your book even better. The goal of book contests is actually winning and getting that coveted book award. A win in these contests is not only a super way to get confirmation that your book is indeed an award-worthy material. It is also a great way to build your author platform. There's nothing quite like adding the description "award-winning" to your book cover or book description in Amazon.
If you win, you can add it to your cover and to your author bio. It could be a great opportunity to reach out to your local book stores for book signing event. To recognize you were just honored with a book award. You can also announce it on social media or press release article. A fee to join these contests should be something you need to consider since every contest has an entry fee.
Here are some of the contests your book can join:
A) 2019 READER'S CHOICE AWARDS - $100
Get connected with your fans and ask them for their support by voting for you to boost your chances of winning!
How the Contest Works:
Casting of votes started January 14, 2019.
Casting of votes will be open until August 21, 2019.
B) 16th ANNUAL "BEST BOOK" AWARDS - $200
Winners and Finalist will receive:
* 100.00 per book/per category (Expires July 31, 2019)
* Every entry will receive a 5-month book listing on AmericanBookFest.com (Offer expires in July 31, 2019)
For authors, joining a book award and contest is a fabulous way to drive more attention to your book, to gain more momentum for your platform, and help build your tribe, too. Winning these awards can lead to bigger things such as finding a traditional publisher for your next book. Having an award can go a long way to possibly impressing an agent or a publisher in the long run.