Deadline April 1, 2018.
The Readers’ Favorite Award site says:
Winners felt they received quite a bit of publicity.
There was a Gala dinner in Miami with press present.
Winners’ books were displayed at Miami Book Fair.
The win was widely broadcast over the internet & more.
Winners received PR photos.
Winners are listed permanently on the website.
“If you do not already have a Readers’ Favorite review for your book, we will provide you with one as part of your contest entry. Your review will be posted on our site, Barnes & Noble, Google Books, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and Pinterest. You can also post our review in your Amazon Editorial Reviews section…
All 5-star reviews receive a FREE “Five Stars” digital seal for your website and a high-resolution version for your book cover. Our seal can be seen on book covers from indie authors to iconic publishers like Simon & Schuster. All reviews come with a Readers’ Favorite Review Page and a host of free features to help you promote your book and your new review.”
“We announce our contest results to 115,000 libraries, 85,000 bookstores and 300,000 schools (elementary through high school) nationwide. We use a white-listed email company that professionally maintains these lists to ensure they are current and accurate. ”
This looks like a lot of bang for your buck. I would probably enter this contest. However, Self Publishing Advice recommends caution.
The Award blog articles are based on Survey Monkey responses, emails, and comments I received on social media as well as research and some personal experience.
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The awards covered in October will be:
- October 11 – Mom’s Choice Award
- October 18 – Kindle book awards
- October 25 – Children’s Choice Book Awards