Feathered Quill's We Love Animals!
Oy, Elephants! by Deborah Stevenson and Leather to Steel by Clint Goodwin both win Feathered Quill's "We Love Animals!" Award - Two winners will be selected for this award - the top placing books in Best Animal - Children's and YA and Best Animal - Adult (both fiction and nonfiction). Each winner will receive a Spotlight (front page) review and author interview with links to the book's (or author's) website. Review and interview will also be posted to our blog, twitter account, Facebook page, Pinterest, Book-Views.com and Book-Critique.com. In addition, the review will be posted to Barnes&Noble.com and Google Books (if the book is listed on those sites). If the book has already received a review from Feathered Quill, we will move that review to our main page for not less than two weeks. - $125 value
The Write Companion Award for Best Overall TOP PICK
Monsterland by Michael Okon wins The Write Companion Award for Best Overall TOP PICK - Adult, Children's and Young Adult categories: Originality is key. Falling into a stereotypical plot or character is difficult for an author. That is why this award is given to the author that makes that lasting impression. Based on pure originality, this award seeks the writers who - like Dean Koontz's Odd Thomas or Preston and Childs' inventive detective Aloysius Pendergast - have created a character who makes that lasting impression on readers. Do I smell sequel? The winner will receive marketing on all Amy Lignor's websites: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, TWC, Pinterest, as well as a free consultation regarding their next book project. This comes with a free edit/polish/notes/suggestions of their next book. If there is not a project as of yet, the consult will be given to answer any author's questions when it comes to publishing, agencies, independent books, self-publishing - a conversation regarding the here and now of the industry that may help them in the future. - $250 value
ReaderViews Award for the Readers' Favorite
Diana Raab wins the ReaderViews Award for the Readers' Favorite - We will choose from the winners of all categories on the book for this award, based on Reviews Scores, Cover Design, and relevance to readers today. The winner will get a Publicity Package AA, which includes a Book Review, Live Interview and a one-week Feature on our Home page, Inside Scoop Live page and Newsletter. Plus one hour of online publicity consultation. - $385 value
Maryglenn McCombs Book Publicity Award for Best Mystery
Blackwell: Prequel to the Magnus Blackwell Series by Alexandrea Weis wins the Maryglenn McCombs Book Publicity Award for Best Mystery - One professionally written press release with distribution. - $1000 value
Five Star Publications Award for Best Children's Illustrated
Tabitha Fink Ninja at Night by Rick Felty wins the Five Star Publications Award for Best Children's Illustrated - A one-hour book consulting session - $200 value
BestsellersWorld Award for Best Romance
Twisted Threads by Kaylin McFarren Lee wins the BestsellersWorld Award for Best Romance - This award includes an author page on the site and the book and synopsis added to the Featured Books page for 10 days. - $125 value
Barnes & Noble $25 Gift Certificate
Wyjuana Montgomery, author of Bold, Brave and Courageous: A No Fear Success Guide for Teen Girls and Jennifer Irwin, author of A Dress the Color of the Sky both win a Barnes & Noble $25 Gift Certificates Two winning authors, chosen at random, will each receive a $25 gift certificate from Barnes & Noble.
Amazon $25 Gift Certificate
Martha Heineman Pieper, author of Jilly's Terrible Temper Tantrums: And How She Outgrew Them and Rebecca Whitehead Munn, author of The Gift of Goodbye: A Story of Agape Love both win an Amazon $25 Gift Certificates Two winning authors, chosen at random, will each receive a $25 gift certificate from Amazon.com.