Meet Our Sponsors!

We're excited to introduce our awards program sponsors. They make this event better each year!

B.A. BELLEC’S PRODUCTION STUDIO. Bryan “B.A.” Bellec’s debut novel, Someone’s Story, won the Reader Views Reviewer’s Choice Literary Award for 2021 Young Adult Book of the Year with its endearing, soulful take on teen mental health. Around the same time, he also was also awarded a Digital Original’s grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to make music. Both Bellec’s novels feature musicians and Bellec takes it one step further by actually producing songs inspired by his books. After winning this award Bryan wanted to expand is involvement in the program to help other indie authors.

Sponsor of B.A. Bellec’s Production Studio Award for Best Overall Fiction

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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 and live show on Amazon. 

Sponsor of The Conversations Award for Best Regional Book of the Year.

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MARQUETTE FICTION. 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.  Tyler won the 2009 Reader Views Best Historical Fiction Award for his novel Narrow Lives and has been an awards sponsor since 2010.

Sponsor of The Tyler R. Tichelaar Award for Best Historical Fiction.

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We specialize in turning authors into success stories with innovative book marketing services and custom-tailored publicity campaigns. We work with committed self-published and traditionally published authors who understand today’s market requires a strategic book promotion plan that focuses on long-term success. We very intentionally take extra steps to ensure the book marketing services we offer add real value to your brand. And we’re confident our support will serve you long after the work is done. That’s why a collaboration with us is an investment in your present and future.

Sponsor of The Author Marketing Experts Award for Best Non-Fiction Debut.

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R&R BOOK TOURSIn an age of indie and self-publishing, it can be really hard to introduce your book to the masses. One of the best ways of sharing your book, is by making friends with a book reviewer or two. They should know, they are book reviewers. They also happen to know a few (500+), and they would love to read your book.  They have been in business for nearly 6 years and know a thing or two.

There are bloggers and bookstagrammers out there for every fiction genre and they have several different packages and services designed to reach your target demographic. Whether you want a book tour, a one day media blitz, or a reveal launch, R&R Book Tours will make sure your book gets the love it deserves! 

Sponsor of The R&R Book Tours Award for Best Romantic Fantasy.

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MATTHEW J HOLMES. If advertising your books has been something you’ve been putting off, but you understand the importance of it in today’s fiercely competitive publishing world, I’m here to help.

Having spent $100,000’s on Facebook Ads and Amazon Ads advertising books across a range of genres, I’ve learned the hard way what it takes to succeed on these platforms. I have a number of resources available (some free, some paid), all in aid of helping authors get the most out of their advertising and marketing and building thriving careers doing what they love every single day; writing books.

Sponsor of The Matthew J. Holmes Award for Best Fantasy Novel.

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One Stop for Writers® is a one-stop-shop for writers looking to take their fiction to the next level. Create rich, immersive stories with powerful character, plot, and worldbuilding tools, the largest show-don’t-tell database anywhere, and a Storyteller’s Roadmap that guides you from that first idea to a publish-ready novel. Unlock your full potential and start a free trial. Writing can be easier!

Sponsor of The One Stop for Writers Award for Best Debut Fiction

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FEATHERED QUILL BOOK REVIEWS. Feathered Quill Book Reviews is a place for readers to find their next treasure. Along with reviews of many well-known titles, this site also searches out unique books from small, independent presses.

Feathered Quill Book Reviews prides itself on giving the reader an honest, unbiased critique of each and every book on its website.

Sponsor of the Feathered Quill Be Kind to Animals Award.

THE BAREFOOT LIBRARIAN. The Barefoot Librarian offers valuable children’s book services for authors, educators, librarians, schools, parents, and grandparents.  Eve Panzer 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.

Sponsor of The Barefoot Librarian Book Award.

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WOMEN IN PUBLISHING SUMMIT. Our mission statement is: We celebrate the accomplishments of women in publishing – authors, publishers, editors, typesetters, cover designers, marketers, booksellers, everyone involved in creating and selling books and provide a community where we can share great resources, encouragement, tools, and mentorship for women who want to have their voices heard and stories told.

Sponsor of The Women in Publishing Summit Award for the Best Female Debut Author 

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VENERATION. n. respect or awe inspired by the dignity, wisdom, dedication, or talent of a person.

Veneration is an editorial company founded on a deep love and respect for the writer’s craft. I offer a full range of editing services for authors: manuscript evaluations, developmental editing, stylistic editing, copyediting, proofreading, poetry arrangement and editing, and query letter writing.

Sponsor of The Veneration Award for Best Debut Poetry Collection

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