Open for Submissions – The Reader Views 2023-2024 Literary Awards Program for Independent Authors
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2023 Awards Announcement
The Reader Views Literary Awards program is a vital resource for self-published authors, serving as a platform to showcase the most exceptional new books in the industry. Widely acknowledged as a leading awards program for independent authors, the Reader Views Literary Awards program levels the playing field, providing valuable exposure to deserving authors.

AUSTIN, Texas - eMusicWire -- Each year Reader Views, a book review and author publicity service, hosts its annual literary awards contest. The awards are open to all indie authors, regardless of residency, provided the author's book was published in the English language and targeted toward the North American reading audience.  Books published by major publishers, their subsidiaries, or imprints are not eligible. Further details online at Reader Views Literary Awards.

Categories include Children and Adult fiction and non-fiction. There are also several sponsored awards, including cash grand prizes and marketing packages. Managing Editor Sheri Hoyte credits the sponsors, saying, "None of this would be possible without our amazing sponsors. They really help us take this program to the next level."

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Event sponsors include B.A. Bellec's Production Studio, Conversations Media Group, Marquette Fiction, Women in Publishing Summit, Author Marketing Experts, Barefoot Librarian, Matthew J. Holmes, Feathered Quill Book Reviews, R & R Book Tours, One Stop for Writers, and Veneration Editorial. Meet all our sponsors.

Early registration from May 1 - October 31, 2023. Final entry deadline December 31, 2023.

The judges consist of the Reader Views editorial staff and reviewers. Reviewers are avid readers and 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 have their books read and scored, and the books are guaranteed a review, which will be published on the Reader Views website. Winners and Finalists will be selected in the Spring of 2024.

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"Reader Views receives thousands of books each year for review from both budding authors who have worked hard to achieve their dream of being published, and well-established authors," notes Hoyte. "Our program recognizes the very best of these authors."

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 more. Reader Views has helped open the door to a broader audience for self-published and small press authors. For more information about Reader Views and its services, visit

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