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Wow, how can it be November already?! With the 2021-2022 Reader Views Literary Awards program in full swing, we just wanted to send an update. This year we unveiled a number of enhancements to the program and are happy to report these changes have been well received by all.
STILL ON THE FENCE ABOUT ENTERING YOUR BOOK?
Here are some things you should know:
- TOTAL CASH PRIZES OF $2,500 makes this our biggest celebration ever.
- Now’s the time to take action, as we’ve extended our early submission pricing through November 30, 2021.
- FINAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR PRINT BOOKS IS DECEMBER 15, 2021. If you plan to submit physical copies, please make sure your books are mailed and postmarked by this date.
- FINAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR EBOOKS IS DECEMBER 31, 2021.
ALREADY HAVE A REVIEW FROM US FOR YOUR TITLE?
If you previously submitted your book for a review with us through one of our publicity packages, YOUR BOOK IS NOT ENTERED IN THE CONTEST. The awards program is entirely separate from our publicity packages. If you would like to enter your book in the contest, you can do so here.
A BIG ROUND OF THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS!
We’d also like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors. Of course, none of this would be possible without the support of this amazing group of writers, publicists, media, and other friends of indie authors. We are deeply grateful for their contributions to our awards program and the independent author world in general! Learn more about them below:
BOOKFUNNEL – GOLD SPONSOR
BookFunnel is the essential tool for your author business.
Whether it’s delivering your reader magnet, sending out advanced copies of your book, handing out ebooks at a conference, or fulfilling your digital sales to readers, BookFunnel does it all. Just like you, we’re in the business of making readers happy. Let us help you build your author career, no matter where you are in your journey.
We welcome BookFunnel as a new sponsor this year! Learn more about BookFunnel.
B.A. BELLEC’S PRODUCTION STUDIO – GOLD SPONSOR
B.A. Bellec’s Production Studio is where award-winning author B.A. Bellec posts his creative content. B.A. has been shocking readers everywhere with his emotional and inventive writing style. B.A. also produces original music to go with his books. This channel is home to his music, his other book promotional material, and his monthly book reviews.
A graduate of Lights Film School and a proud recipient of a grant from The Canada Council for Arts, B.A. has shown a knack for utilizing his skills and background to cast a wide net and attract talented partners. He has completed two very different novels and produced an eclectic mix of songs to accompany them.
B.A. Bellec’s debut novel, Someone’s Story is a Young Adult Coming of Age novel about teen depression and mental health. It won the Reader Views Young Adult Book of the Year in 2020. His second novel, Pulse is a Dystopian Sci-Fi Horror Thriller about a creature and a music festival in the year 2040. It is coming on December 1, 2021.
We welcome B.A. Bellec’s Production Studio as a new sponsor this year. Learn more about B.A. Bellec and B.A. Bellec’s Production Studio.
CONVERSATIONS MEDIA GROUP – SILVER SPONSOR
Founder of the Conversations Media Group, Cyrus Webb (aka C. A. Webb) has been active in the arts since 1999, hosting art shows and poetry readings around the United States while also building the Conversations brand. Today Conversations includes a daily radio show, magazine and nationally-recognized book club.
Outside of the work Webb does for himself he is also a celebrated publicist for authors, entertainers and businesses who entrust him with the task of getting their message and product noticed.
For over a decade Cyrus Webb has given the world the conversations with the artists, authors and entertainment industry professions that the world can’t get enough of. Host Cyrus Webb introduces you to movers and shakers around the world who are living their dreams, overcoming challenges and showing others what is possible for them as well.
Conversations Media Group has been a sponsor of our event for many years! Learn more about Cyrus Webb and Conversations Media Group
MARQUETTE FICTION – SILVER SPONSOR
Marquette Fiction is home to the works of Tyler R. Tichelaar. Tyler has a PhD in Literature and owns Marquette Fiction, his own publishing company and Superior Book Productions, a professional editing, proofreading, and book layout company. He is also the former president of the Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association. Tyler is especially proud to be a seventh generation Marquette, Michigan resident.
Tyler began writing his first novel at age sixteen. In 2006, he published his first book Iron Pioneers: The Marquette Trilogy, Book One. Numerous books have followed. While Tyler also writes on such diverse topics as nineteenth century Gothic fiction (The Gothic Wanderer) and historical fantasies about King Arthur (The Children of Arthur Series), he remains engrossed in writing about Marquette and Upper Michigan as microcosms for the greater American story. He has many more books in the works.
Tyler R. Tichelaar is the winner of the 2009 Reader Views Best Historical Fiction Award for his novel “Narrow Lives” and has been the award sponsor since 2010. Learn more about Tyler R. Tichelaar and Marquette Fiction.
CARDINAL POINTS CONSULTING – BRONZE SPONSOR
Cardinal Points Consulting provides book publishing consulting and support, branding, and content strategy for self-published authors, business executives, and small to mid-size businesses.
We help with every detail along the way in bringing a book from idea to a bookshelf. Standard services include social media management, book marketing, brand and content strategy, newsletter management, partner publishing, editorial services, and distribution support.
Dayna Anderson is the founder of Cardinal Points Consulting. She spent nearly a decade in, or adjacent to, the book publishing industry as a publisher, associate publisher, director of marketing, and branding and content strategist. Dayna now spends her time directly with authors and small presses, where her passion for publishing diverse, compelling stories can directly impact diverse authors, reach wider audiences, and transform book and author brands into widely recognized names.
Cardinal Points Consulting joins Reader Views as a new sponsor in 2021. Learn more about Dayna Anderson and Cardinal Points Consulting
AUTHOR MARKETING EXPERTS – BRONZE SPONSOR
Penny Sansevieri is the CEO and founder of Author Marketing Experts, Inc. (AME). She’s also an Adjunct Professor at NYU, a best-selling author and internationally recognized book marketing and media relations expert. Her company is one of the leaders in the publishing industry and has developed some of the most cutting-edge book marketing campaigns.
She started Author Marketing Experts because she’s an author too, and wants to give authors a book promotion company that truly understands their challenges and needs.
Author Marketing Experts is a returning sponsor. Learn more about Penny Sansevieri and Author Marketing Experts
BAREFOOT LIBRARIAN – FRIENDS SPONSOR
Eve Panzer, the Barefoot Librarian, is an experience retired school librarian for pre-K through sixth grade who has a passion for children’s literature. She enjoys working with educators, librarians, schools, parents, and grandparents to select engaging and enriching books that make a difference. She now also professionally reviews picture and middle-grade books, focusing on independent authors and small publishers. You can find her reviews at Blue Ink Review, First Chapter Plus, Reader Views Kids, GoodReads, Facebook, and on her website. Holding a graduate degree in Masters of Library Science from the University of Texas, Eve has been a professional in children’s literature since 1999.
Barefoot Librarian is a returning sponsor. Learn more about Eve Panzer and Barefoot Librarian
FEATHERED QUILL BOOK REVIEWS – FRIENDS SPONSOR
Feathered Quill Book Reviews publishes reviews of new and backlist books that we feel will be of interest to our readers. We reviews books in over twenty genres and consider books from all size publishers from the one book self-publisher to the large New York houses.
Feathered Quill is a long-time sponsor of our awards program and host the Feathered Quill Book Awards. Learn More About Feathered Quill Book Reviews
We hope you’ll take the time to learn more about each one of our sponsors. They are essential to our program and we couldn’t be prouder to work with such a dedicated group.
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