Inspiration, a Secret, and the 2019-2020 Literary Awards Program

Sheri HoyteManaging Editor If you’ve ever talked with me you know how passionate I am about working with and promoting Indie authors – you inspire me! Every. Single. Day. It’s so rewarding being able to do what I love, and…

What Exactly Goes into Judging a Literary Awards Competition?

Sheri HoyteManaging Editor I’ve talked about this before, and with our 2019-2020 Reader Views Reviewers Choice Literary Awards in full swing, I thought it might be fitting to review the guidelines we follow when scoring titles. So what do judges…

Are Literary Awards and Book Reviews Relevant to Sales?

Susan ViolanteManaging Editor We all know that many readers check the reviews before deciding on a book, so no wonder most authors rush out to get book review requests even before the launch of their new title. We also know,…

News Release! 2019-2020 Literary Awards Open for Submissions!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE READER VIEWS 15TH ANNUAL REVIEWER’S CHOICE LITERARY AWARDS OPEN FOR SUBMISSIONS Now in its’ 15th year, the Reader Views Literary Awards help level the playing field for self-published authors, allowing readers to recognize many of the most…

Categorizing Your Title in a Literary Awards Contest

With the autumn season approaching, the deadline for our annual literary awards gets closer and closer.  As the submissions roll in, I thought it would be the perfect time to share some awards wisdom with our authors! Each literary awards…

Awards Programs and Other Contests – Benefits of Early Submission

Granted, sometimes books come out right before the submission deadlines for some awards programs chosen by authors, so early submissions are no longer an option. Yet with advanced planning, a book launching can always be synchronized to contests deadlines, literary…