Book awards can be critical to an author's success. They let everyone know that not only have you written a professional level book, but that it is a very good one! And that is exactly what readers, agents, publishers, libraries, and the entire literary industry are looking for.
We recommend that you enter several respected award contests. When choosing a book award contest make sure that the website and award seal/sticker look professional. If the stickers look cheesy to you, they will look cheesy to people who see it on your book. Examine what the contest offers for the entry fee. As long as you feel the rewards are comensurate with the entry fee, then the fee is valid.
At BookAwards.com we feature contest winners and finalists from the book award contest at Readers' Favorite. They are the fastest growing book review and award contest site and have received the "Honoring Excellence" and "Best Websites for Authors" awards from the Association of Independent Authors. Their contestants range from first-time authors to New York Times bestsellers and celebrities.
If you are a award winner or finalist in their contest you are automatically added to /authors.htm and will be listed here for free as one of our distinguished authors. You can learn more about the annual international book award contest at Readers' Favorite or you can look around our site to see other winners from their contest.