2019-2020 general awards, sponsored awards and prizes


GENERAL AWARDS

Three finalists will be chosen in each fiction and non-fiction category. First and second place winners will be awarded in each category. Third place will receive an honorable mention. Sometimes we allow for more than one Honorable Mention depending on how close the titles are in scoring.

One finalist, the top score in each area, will be chosen in each regional and global category.

Each winner will receive a digital certificate and awards seal and will be featured on the homepage of our website for 1 year. Digital seal will be permanently attached to the review in recognition as one of our awards winners.

Finalists will be announced in our weekly e-mail newsletter in March 2020 and the winners will be announced within 10-14 days following the finalists. If we can possibly speed it up, we certainly will.

SPONSORED AWARDS

Along with our general awards by category and our regional/global awards, the following sponsored awards will be presented. All books submitted will qualify and be considered for these awards. A panel of judges will make the final decision on awards.

Note: If you are a winner of a sponsored award, it must be claimed within 60 days of notification otherwise forfeited. The awards cannot be transferred into cash and must be used as is.

CHILDREN/TEEN/YA SPONSORED AWARDS

Reviewers Choice Award for Best Book Written/Illustrated by An Author/Illustrator Age 18 and Under

Award: One year full-page listing on First Chapter Plus, an e-Catalog sent to librarians, book store owners and potential readers/bloggers/reviewers. ($900 value)

Criteria: Author/illustrator must be Age 18 or under at the time the book was written/illustrated.

Sponsored by First Chapter Plus.


Reader Views Kids Award for Best Children’s Book of the Year

Award:  One year Full Page Listing in First Chapter Plus-Library/Book stores/Bloggers  catalog. As well, author will receive a podcast interview for the Inside Scoop Live podcast. Interview featured on Inside Scoop Live. ($1200 value)

Criteria:  Winner will be chosen from the first place winners in the Children’s categories.

Sponsored by Reader Views Kids.

Reader Views Kids Award for Best Teen/YA Book of the Year

Award:  One year Full Page Listing in First Chapter Plus - Library/Book stores/Bloggers  catalog.  As well, author will receive a podcast interview for the Inside Scoop Live podcast. Interview featured on Inside Scoop Live. ($1200 value)

Criteria:  Winner will be chosen from the first place winners in the Teen/YA categories.

Sponsored by Reader Views Kids.

The Barefoot Librarian Book Award

Award: A professional book review from the Barefoot Librarian, a feature in the Barefoot Librarian Newsletter and on the Barefoot Librarian website, as well as mentions in the Barefoot Librarian's other social media platforms. ($195 value)

Criteria: Winner selected by the Barefoot Librarian from the finalists in the early readers category. Picture books should be geared toward 6-8 year old readers.

Sponsored by the Barefoot Librarian


Book By Book Award for Best Children's Picture Book

Award:  20 Second book teaser video and audio with online distribution and feature on the Reader Views Kids homepage, and Reader Views Newsletter. Author will provide artwork from the picture book.  ($200 value)

Criteria: Winner will be selected from the winners of the children’s picture book categories.

Sponsored by Book By Book Publicity.


Feathered Quill Be Kind To Animals Award

Award: Book Review, interview with author, and feature on website. ($150 value)

Criteria: Winner will be chosen from all categories of children's/teens entries. Theme of book must display kindness to animals.

Sponsored by Feathered Quill Book Reviews.

Jewel Kats Special Needs Award 

Going to a children's author whose book is a picture book or chapter book about a child overcoming a mental or physical disability. 

Award: $400 cash prize.

Criteria: Books for ages pre-Kindergarten to age 12) are recommended, although a Young Adult novel or graphic novel may be considered.  Book can be published any time in the previous 24 months before contest date closes.

Sponsored by:  Loving Healing Press

ADULT SPONSORED AWARDS

Reviewers Choice Best Nonfiction Book of the Year

Award: One year full-page listing on First Chapter Plus, an e-Catalog sent to librarians, book store owners and potential readers/bloggers/reviewers. ($900 value)

Criteria: Winner will be chosen from all the first place winners in the nonfiction category.

Sponsored by First Chapter Plus.

Conversations Award for the Best Regional Book of the Year

Award: Winner will receive an interview on Conversations Live Radio,  advertisement in Conversations Magazine (circulation 14k yearly subscribers, and listing in Conversations Book Club. ($1000 value)

Criteria: Winner will be chosen from the first place winners, fiction and nonfiction, in the regional categories.

Sponsored by Cyrus Webb,  Internet Radio and Mississippi WYAD 94.1 FM personality.

Tyler R. Tichelaar Award for Best Historical Fiction

Award: Value $100 cash prize and a book review, and press release written by Tyler R. Tichelaar. Press release distributed by Reader Views.  $100 cash prize. ($375 value)

Criteria: First Place in the Historical Fiction category.

Sponsored by Tyler R. Tichelaar, Marquette Fiction

The Book By Book Pub Award for Best Writing/Publishing Book

Award: Press Release written with media pitch distribution from in-house media data base for Title.  ($350 value)

Criteria: 1st Place book in the Writing/Publishing category

Sponsored by Book By Book Publicity 

Inside Scoop Live Award for the Most Innovative Book of Poetry

Award:  Interview and poetry reading on Inside Scoop Live as well as feature on Inside Scoop Live and Reader Views websites. ($175 value)

Criteria: Book must possess creative use of elements as well as originality of subject matter.

Sponsored by Inside Scoop Live

Author Marketing Experts Award for Best Debut Fiction

Award: Bestselling Amazon Video Series Created Specifically for Authors ($199 value)

Criteria: Winner selected from top-scoring entries submitted by a debut author. 

Sponsored by Author Marketing Experts

Jack Eadon Award for the Best Book in Contemporary Drama

Award: $100 cash prize.

Criteria: The characters must be vividly portrayed as those individuals who can exist side-by-side with someone living in this world now, dealing with issues of today in a dramatic fashion. The setting must be excruciatingly real.

Sponsored by Jack Eadon - Artist, Photographer, Author of “The American Drama Trilogy”

Reader Views Peer Award

Award: Social Media Blitz and Inside Scoop Live Interview ($475 value)

Criteria: For Reader Views reviewers and affiliates who are also published authors.

Sponsored by Reader Views