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The 2017 New Apple Book Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing

2017 BOOK AWARDS ONLINE ENTRY

Step 1) Click here to download the printable Online Entry Form

Step 2) Fill out entry form, choosing the appropriate category(s) for your submission.

Step 3) Figure total cost due.
1) Payments received up to May 1, 2017 are eligible for Early Bird Registration. Early Bird Entry Registration has passed.
2) Payments received between May 2 and September 1, 2017 are eligible for Standard Entry Registration. Standard Entry Registration has passed.
3) Payments received after September 1 are $70 for first category plus $35 for each additional category.

Step 4) Pay for your entry online with your credit card using the secure payment link above or mail your payment (check or money order) with your entry. To receive Early Bird pricing, payment must be received by May 1, 2017. To receive Standard Entry pricing, payment must be received by September 1, 2017.

Step 5) Send your book(s) for entry submission.
Audiobook entries must be submitted in mp3 or audio cd format and mailed to the address below.
E-Book entries must be submitted in pdf or doc format and emailed to digitalentry@newappleliterary.com
Each email entry must include a scanned copy of the entry form and either check number (if mailing payment) or proof of online transaction.
Print Book and audiobook entries must include a copy of the entry form and either payment made payable to "New Apple" or proof of online transaction. If mailing print books, send one copy per category entered.
All payments must be in USD and be postmarked no later than December 1, 2017.

Step 6) Wait patiently. Official Selections and Winners will be notified via email by February 15, 2018.

 

The most effective way to gain credibility and publicity for your book is through positive reviews and accomplishments. New Apple's Annual Book Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing were established to honor the creative achievements of the unsung books fighting for their place within the publishing world. Any English language book published within the last three years, currently available for sale by an independent author or small press is eligible for entry. This includes E-Books, Print-On-Demand and Self-Published works. Medalist Honors and Official Selections will be awarded to winners in 60 fiction and non-fiction categories. In addition all entries are eligible for three Overall Categories.

Early Bird Entry Deadline - May 1, 2017 - Early Bird Entry has passed

Standard Entry Deadline - Sept 1, 2017 - Standard Entry has now passed

Final Entry Deadline - Dec 1, 2017 - $70 per entry for first category / $35 each additional category

 

2017 New Apple Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing Categories:

2017 Categories

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Rules and Guidelines

Eligibility:
• Books must be English language and have publication dates between January 1, 2015 and December 1, 2017
• Books must be for sale either online or off and accessible to readers in the North American market.
• Books must be either self-published (through a print-on-demand service such as CreateSpace or Smashwords), through a paid print-on-demand publisher where the author pays a company to assist in the self-publishing process (such as Page Publishing), or associated with a small independent press (defined as releasing less than 25 novels per year). Books self-published through a mainstream press are also eligible, such as Archway, which is a Simon & Schuster company.
• The New Apple Book Awards selection committee reserves the right to determine the eligibility of all entries.
• Books in print and E-Books are eligible for all categories, except Audiobook specific categories, unless an Audiobook format is available and submitted in addition to a printed Book or E-Book.
• Audiobook entries are only eligible for the Audiobook category and the 3 Overall Categories.
• Books must be available in Audiobook format and submitted in audio form (mp3 or Audio CD) to be eligible for the Audiobook category.
ª Books must be available in E-Book format and submitted in digital form (doc or pdf) to be eligible for E-Book specific categories.
• New Apple employees and members of the New Apple independent panel of judges are not eligible for entry.

Selection Guidelines:
•Each category that receives eligible entries will have a solo ‘Medalist Winner’ as selected by the category’s independent panel of judges. In some cases, the category’s panel of judges will also choose up to three 'Official Selections' when they feel the books merit recognition. When the panel of judges are unable to come to a clear decision on which book should be selected as the solo ‘Medalist Winner’, a secondary panel will be asked to judge the first panel’s ‘Official Selections’ to pick the solo ‘Medalist Winner’.
• The ‘Medalist Winner’ of each category will receive 25 silver foil New Apple Winner medallions for cover placement (with the option to purchase additional stickers through our online store), high resolution digital format New Apple Winner medallion (for cover placement, winner’s website or promotional materials), a New Apple Winner’s Certificate suitable for framing and a year’s worth of online exposure through NewAppleLiterary.com and the official New Apple twitter feed (@NewAppleAwards). Each ‘Medalist Winner’ will be announced individually through press releases distributed by New Apple Literary Services.
• The 'Official Selections' of each category will receive high resolution digital format New Apple Official Selection medallions (for cover placement, winner’s website or promotional materials), a New Apple Official Selection Certificate suitable for framing and a year’s worth of online exposure through NewAppleLiterary.com and the official New Apple twitter feed (@NewAppleAwards).
• All accepted entries are eligible for the Overall Categories: 'Best New Fiction', 'Best Cover Design', 'Spirit Award'.
• Winners of Overall Categories will receive commemorative awards and special distinction honoring their achievement.
• All books are judged by an independent panel of judges. We do not publish the names of our judges to protect their privacy.
• All 'Medalist Winners' will receive individual press releases submitted for distribution by New Apple Literary Services noting their accomplishment.

Official Rules:
• All entries and their payments must be received no later than December 1, 2017.
• All Standard entries and their payments must be received no later than September 1, 2017
• All Early Bird entries and their payments must be received no later than May 1, 2017.
• All entry payments must be in USD.
• Make all checks payable to "New Apple" or pay online with MasterCard, Visa, Discover or AMEX.
• All sales are final. There are no refunds. New Apple reserves the right to refuse any entry deemed ineligible.
• All entries will be notified by email when their entry and/or payment has been received.
• All 'Medalist Winners' and 'Official Selections' will be notified by email by New Apple Literary by Feb 15, 2018.

Submission Rules:
• Each book can be entered into no more than ten categories.
• Limit to one overall and one category win per entry. In the event that a book is selected for honors in two or more categories by two or more different panels of judges, the book will receive the award that is highest (Medalist versus Official Selection). If the honors are equal or are in three or more categories, the book will receive the award that the panel decides best suits the book. All decisions are final.
• No physical book entries will be returned.
• All shipping and handling costs must be covered by the entrant.

E-Book entries must be submitted in pdf or doc format and emailed to digitalentry@newappleliterary.com.
Each email E-Book entry must include a scanned copy of the entry form and either check number (if mailing payment) or proof of online transaction.

Printed Book entries must be mailed to the address below in final print format (paperback or hardcover).
Each mailed Printed Book entry must include a copy of the entry form and either payment made payable to "New Apple" or proof of online transaction.

Audiobook entries must be mailed to the address below in mp3 or audio CD format on disc or flashdrive.
Each mailed Audiobook entry must include a copy of the entry form and either payment made payable to "New Apple" or proof of online transaction.

Send mailed entries to:
New Apple Book Awards
PO Box 332
West Milton, OH 45383

New Apple Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing

A Mother's Heart

A Mother's Heart: Memoir of a Special Needs Parent
by Eichin Chang-Lim
available at Amazon

2017 E-Book Medalist Winner - Parenting
This book encapsulates both the elements of a memoir and a self-help book. It is not only helpful for parents with a special needs child, it will also give insights to individuals who may encounter or be involved with parents of special needs children.

Flipping

FLIPPING: An Uplifting Novel of Love
by Eichin Chang-Lim
available at Amazon

2017 E-Book Official Selection - Inspirational
FLIPPING
is a multi-awards winning novel. The gentleness and richly layered love story is moving and inspirational.
“Be Inspired. Fall in Love.”

Surviving Cancer - Our Voices & Choices by Marion Behr

Surviving Cancer: Our Voices & Choices
A Collaboration Compiled and Illustrated by Marion Behr
available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

"Anyone who hears the dreaded, 'You have cancer', needs to read this. Professionals, survivors, caregivers, doctors... sharing their stories and offering information and hope."
- Pat Buzby (Goodreads)

The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Litleman

The Improbable Wonders of Moojie Littleman
by Robin Gregory
available at Amazon!

Winner of New Apple's 2016 BEST NEW FICTION
Through friendship with otherworldly beings, a disabled boy discovers healing powers his kinfolk refuse to recognize.

 

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