2018 Kindle Book Awards
Enter the 2018 Kindle Book Awards
The 2018 Kindle Book Awards is Sponsored by…
Celebrating Our 7th Annual Kindle Book Awards!
Each Category Winner Will Walk Away With $750 in Cash & Prizes.
2018 Kindle Book Awards (Details):
IMPORTANT: PROCESS–HOW YOU WILL BE JUDGED:
- All 2018 Kindle Book Awards submissions will be pre-screened by KBR staff and our amazing review team. We will initially read the “Look Inside” sample (90% of your phase 1 screening score) and Amazon book description (10% of score). We’re looking for books with a compelling book description, but more importantly, books that “grab us from the beginning” and make us want to continue reading. The screening process is an indication of your potential buyers experience with your book, as subjective as that is. Book covers will only be judged to settle a tie, with the exception of those who enter the “Book Cover Awards”.
- Your sample is enough for us to get a feel for the quality of writing and professionalism, and to get us excited about your book. Your book description should be compelling with zero typos. We recommend that you fix any typos on your book page and book file before submitting. We WILL NOT accept updated files after it is already submitted.
- If your book passes the “screening” process it will become a “Semifinalists” (20 max per category) and one of our top reviewers who love your genre will read the manuscript in its entirety.
- NOTE: Advertising on our site will NOT help you win. Our reviewers/judging team care nothing about ads. They only care about finding the best Kindle books. That’s our quest, our passion. Of course, as always, literature is subjective and we hope you understand that.
CATEGORIES: The following genres & sub-genres are welcome (Min 25K words)
- Literary Fiction
- Poetry (NEW!)
- Reader’s Choice Award (NEW!)
- Book Cover Award (NEW! ~ Promotional Award Only)
AWARDS: Nine Winners will receive $750 in cash & prizes ($7,250 Awarded).
- $250 Cash to Each Category Winner [Compliments of The Kindle Book Review ($200), Digital Book Today, ($50)].
- $200 in group promotion from The Kindle Book Review (As determined by The KBR).
- $200 Reader Giveaway compliments of The Kindle Book Review (Group promo for winners only. Date: Dec. 2018. Similar to our monthly Reader Giveaways. Great exposure!)
- $100 in group promotion from Digital Book Today (DBT selects dates and promos).
- Priceless: All Semi-finalsts, Top-5 Finalists, and all 10 Winners will receive a Contest Badge. The Book Cover Award Winner receives a Winner’s badge, promotional awards, and bragging rights (no cash prize to Book Cover Award Winner, and no semi-finalists or finalists in this category).
HOW MANY BOOKS CAN I SUBMIT?: Authors can submit up to 2 titles max.
IMPORTANT DATES (Mark on your Calendar & watch your email/spam):
- Submissions Accepted starting: Feb. 1, 2018
- End Submissions: May 1, 2018
- Announce Category Semi-finalists: Sept. 1, 2018
- Announce Top-5 Category Finalists: Oct. 1, 2018
- Announce 10 Winners: Nov. 1, 2018
LANGUAGE: All books must be written in the English language.
HOW CAN YOU HELP? GLAD YOU ASKED!
RULES & CONDITIONS:
WHAT NOT TO DO: 1. Do not email us or inquire about your status/results. We will not respond to inquiries. If you are having trouble loading your kindle file see notes above regarding formatting. Mark Your Calendar so you know when to check our site for results.
2. Do not send doc files, jpg, pdf or unformatted Kindle files (unless specifically requested by The Kindle Book Review). 3. Do not worry if your Kindle file does not load. If you pass the initial screening and make it into the “Semifinals” we will contact you if there is a problem with your file. Initial screening is based on YOUR Amazon sample, and book page–this contest is initially judged on the “reader’s” experience (see above for details), so we are more concerned about the sample the reader reads while visiting your Amazon book page. Only top-20 category semifinalists will get a full reading.
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It All Started in 2012….
Wool. Our First Kindle Book Award Winner! Read Hugh’s Story here.
Thanks for visiting the 2018 Kindle Book Awards official page. Best of luck, from our staff & reviewers!