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The 2018 New Apple Self-Published Summer E-Book Awards

2018 SUMMER E-BOOK AWARDS ONLINE ENTRY

Step 1) Click here to view the printable Online Entry Form
download a copy of this pdf entry form as it contains the complete rules and guidelines.

Step 2) The above entry form can be submitted by any one of the 3 methods below...

A) Scan and Email) Print out the entry form and fill it out in its entirety. Scan and submit via email to digitalentry@newappleliterary.com
or...
B) Fill out and Mail) Print out the entry form and fill it out in its entirety. Mail the filled out entry form (along with your payment or proof of payment) to the address at the bottom of this page
or...
C) Submit manual entry via email) For entrants unable to print out the entry form, the answers can be manually submitted via email to digitalentry@newappleliterary.com. The following information is required in the email:
1) Contact Name, email, complete mailing address
2) Publishing House (ie AuthorHouse, BookBaby, Lulu, Archway, Createspace, Smashwords, etc)
3) Book Title
4) Author(s) / Illustrator(s)
5) Date of Publication
6) Length of Book
7) How you will be submitting your book (ie emailing a digital copy, gifting a kindle copy, mailing a digital copy on disc or flashdrive, etc)
8) Choose up to 5 categories you'd like your entry submitted into. A full list of categories can be found on the entry form pdf located above.

Step 3) Figure total cost due.
1) Payments received between May 2, 2018 and July 1, 2018 are $35 for first category plus $15 for each additional category.
2) EARLY BIRD ENTRY DEADLINE HAS NOW PASSED....
3) STANDARD ENTRY DEADLINE HAS NOW PASSED...

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 form. To receive Early Bird pricing, payment must be received by March 1, 2018. To receive Standard Entry pricing, payment must be received by May 1, 2018. Final deadline is July 1, 2018.

Step 5) Send your e-book(s) for entry submission. Submissions can be sent digitally via email (to digitalentry@newappleliterary.com) or mailed to the address at the bottom of this page on flash drive or disc. Mailed entries must include a filled out entry form, payment or proof of online payment. All payments must be in USD and be postmarked no later than the due date(s) listed above.

Step 6) Wait patiently. Official Selections and Winners will be notified via email by September 1, 2018.

The most effective way to gain credibility and publicity for your book is through positive reviews and accomplishments. New Apple's Self-Published Summer E-Book Awards were established to honor the creative achievements of the unsung books fighting for their place within the digital publishing world. Any English language E-Book published within the last three years*, currently available for sale as an E-Book by a self-published or independent author that meet's the Awards' guidelines is eligible for entry. Medalist Honors and Official Selections will be awarded to winners in 30 fiction and non-fiction categories.

Final Entry Deadline - July 1, 2018 - $35 per entry for first category / $15 each additional category

2018 New Apple Summer E-Book Awards Categories:

2018 Categories

2018 Ebook Seal



Rules and Guidelines

Eligibility:
• E-Books must be English language and have publication dates between January 1, 2016* and July 1, 2018.
*E-Books published prior to January 1, 2016 are ONLY eligible for the "2015 and Older" category and cannot be entered into any additional categories.
• E-Books must be for sale (E-Books currently available for $0.00 are also eligible) and available to readers in the North American market.
• E-Books must be either self-published by the author, through a paid print-on-demand publisher where the author pays to assist in the self-publishing process, or associated with a small independent press (defined as releasing less than 25 novels per year). E-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.
• E-Books with additional formats (such as print or audiobook) are eligible for entry but the digital format copy will be the only copy considered for judging.
• Books must be available in E-Book format and submitted in digital form (doc or pdf preferred) or gifted through appropriate online reseller.
• New Apple employees and members of the New Apple independent panel of judges are not eligible for entry.

Selection Guidelines:
•Each judgeable category 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 high resolution digital format New Apple Winner medallions (for placement on covers, websites, promotional materials, etc), a digital format New Apple Winner’s Certificate 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 placement on covers, websites, promotional materials, etc), a digital format New Apple Official Selection Certificate and a year’s worth of online exposure through NewAppleLiterary.com and the official New Apple twitter feed (@NewAppleAwards).
• All E-Books are judged by an independent panel of judges. We do not publish the names of our judges to protect their privacy.

Official Rules:
• All entries and their payments must be received no later than July 1, 2018.
• Early Bird entry (must be received by March 1, 2018) into a single category is $20 with additional categories at $10 each.
• General entry (received between March 2, 2018 and May 1, 2018) into a single category is $25 with additional catagories at $15 each.
• Final entry (received between May 2, 2018 and July 1, 2018) into a single category is $35 with additional categories at $15 each.
• 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 September 1, 2018.
• Each book can be entered into no more than five 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.
• All shipping and handling costs must be covered by the entrant.

E-Book entries must be submitted in digital format (pdf or doc format preferred) 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.

If mailing entries, send filled out entry forms and/or digital submissions on disc or flash drive to:

New Apple Book Awards
PO Box 332
West Milton, OH 45383

New Apple Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing

Brother, Brother

Brother, Brother: A brother's search for his missing brother
by Dan Duffy
print and audiobooks available at Amazon

2017 New Apple Medalist Winner:
Biography / Autobiography / Memoir

A brother drives cross-country with the spirit of his older brother to unravel the impact of the older brother’s forty-five year disappearance.

A Mother's Heart

Paradise Bound
by Rafaele Desire
available at Amazon

A young French doctor is torn between three men after a vacation to Southern California makes her reconsider her life choices.

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)

 

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