The Maincrest Media Book Award Program

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The Maincrest Media Book Award Program

The Maincrest Media Book Award Program establishes the benchmark for excellence in books and the publishing community as a whole.

Our goal is help authors and publishers promote their books to the world.

We value your unique talent, knowledge and expertise and want to help you achieve the impact, influence, income and recognition you deserve.

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What’s included in the Maincrest Media Book Award Program?

The Maincrest Media Book Award Program includes everything you need to promote your book to the world.

COMPREHENSIVE JUDGE’S ASSESSMENT

All entrants receive a judges assessment that includes a detailed evaluation of your book. Fiction books are evaluated based on their plot, characters, theme and style. Non-fiction books are evaluated based on their content, originality, structure and style. Each assessment is designed to help you market your book to readers and build relationships with influential members of the publishing community.

DEDICATED WINNER’S PAGE

Books that are selected as Winners or Finalists will receive a dedicated winner’s page on the Maincrest Media website. Authors and publishers can use this dedicated page to showcase their work in a positive manner and build their readership and audience.

MEDIA RELEASE

We provide Winners and Finalists with a press release template to use when personally announcing their award-winning book(s). This can be shared with media professionals, booksellers, librarians, and readers as a way to publicize your award.

DIGITAL AWARD PACKAGE

Books that are selected as Winners or Finalists will receive the Maincrest Media digital award seal and personalized certificate. This is designed to help you promote your book award in an effective way, build trust and establish your authority with readers. You are able to use the Maincrest Media award seal on your book cover, your website and your social media profiles.

EXPOSURE TO PUBLISHING PROFESSIONALS, MEDIA, BOOK BUYERS

Through our email newsletter and publishing platforms, we help connect your book to booksellers, librarians and readers. We also grant you the license to share your book award in both online and offline channels including popular book distribution and promotion platforms such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads and more!

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What Authors Have To Say

Thank you Maincrest Media for the book award, it is an honor! I feel it is important for exposure of your book. It is very interesting to see how well your book competes with all of the other incredible books out there…it is nice to receive constructive criticism on how to improve for your future projects.

Kimberley Patterson

I was aware that the Maincrest Media Book Award Program was respected amongst authors and readers alike. Therefore I believed any opinion from them on my writing would be beneficial to me at the very least. I was very satisfied with the result and the review. I have other books I am considering placing in the program.

L.M. Lacee

I am honoured to have received a Maincrest Media Book Award. It has brought positive attention and acclaim to my work, which makes me feel proud of what I have achieved.

Gloria Eveleigh

The final report far exceeded my expectations. The reviews convinced me that the reviewer thoroughly read and analyzed my book. The review writer was a professional. I am pleased to report that I had an extremely satisfying experience with Maincrest. Thank you for the care you took with my book.

Anthony Manna

Award Categories

FICTION Categories

Animals/Pets Fiction

Adventure Fiction

Anthology Fiction

Audiobook Fiction

Book Cover Design Fiction

Cozy Mystery

Environment

Fantasy

Graphic Novel

Grief

Historical Fiction

Horror

Humor Fiction

Literary Fiction

LGBTQ Fiction

Military Fiction

Multicultural Fiction

Mystery/Suspense

Novella

Occult

Paranormal

Performing Arts Fiction

Poetry Fiction

Pre-Teen Fiction

Religion (General)

Religion (Christian)

Religion (Eastern)

Romance

Science Fiction

Short Story Fiction

Thriller

Women’s Fiction

Young Adult Fiction

 

Non-FICTION Categories

Addiction & Recovery

Adventure Non-Fiction

Aging

Alternative Medicine

Animals/Pets Non-Fiction

Anthology Non-Fiction

Art & Photography

Audiobook Non-Fiction

Autobiography

Book Cover Design Non-Fiction

Biography

Body, Mind & Spirit

Business

Business – Communications/Public Relations

Business – Management & Leadership

Business – Marketing, Advertising

Career

Craft, Hobby, Home & Garden

Coffee Table Book

Cookbook

Death & Dying

Diet & Exercise

Education/Academic

Entrepreneurship & Small Business

Health

Historical Non-Fiction

Humor Non-Fiction

Inspirational

LGBTQ Non-Fiction

Memoir

Military Non-Fiction

Multicultural Non-Fiction

Nature & Environment

Non-Fiction

Parenting & Family

Personal Finance/Investing

Performing Arts Non-Fiction

 

Political & Current Events

Poetry Non-Fiction

Pre-Teen Non-Fiction

Reference

Religion (General)

Religion (Christian)

Religion (Eastern)

Self-Help

Short Story Non-Fiction

Sports & Recreation Non-Fiction

Travel

True Crime

Young Adult Non-Fiction

Women’s Non-Fiction

Writing/Publishing

 

Children’s Categories

Children’s Audiobook

Children’s Book Cover Design

Children’s Educational

Children’s Fiction

Children’s Multicultural

Children’s Non-Fiction

Children’s Novelty & Gift Book

Children’s Fiction

Children’s Humor

Children’s Non-Fiction

Children’s Picture Book

Children’s Religion

 

F.A.Q.

Learn more about the Maincrest Media Book Award Program including eligibility guidelines, the application process, the judging process, application fees and program deadlines.

What is the Maincrest Media Book Award Program?

The Maincrest Media Book Award Program establishes the benchmark for excellence in books and the publishing community as a whole. Our goal is help authors and publishers promote their books to the world. We understand how difficult it can be to stand out in today’s competitive marketplace. Our mission is to highlight deserving books to help authors achieve the impact, influence, income and recognition they deserve.

What Do I Receive If I Win?

All entrants receive a comprehensive judge’s assessment designed to provide constructive and useful feedback authors and publishers can use in their book marketing.

In addition, winners receive:

A Dedicated Winner’s Page to showcase their work in a positive manner and build their readership and audience.

A Media Release template to share with media professionals, booksellers, librarians, literary professionals and readers as a way to promote and publicize your award.

Digital Award Package to help you promote your book award in an effective way, build trust and establish your authority with readers.

Dedicated email promotion

Award seal stickers and award memorabilia available for purchase

Discounted fees and special promotions on

Maincrest Media book marketing programs so that you can publicize your award

Is My Book Eligible?

All books that are written in English and have a publication date of 2000 or later are eligible. We do not put any restrictions on whether a book has been self or traditionally published.

How does the Maincrest Media Book Award Program work?

Here are the steps to apply:

Step 1: Application
Enter your book into our awards program by submitting our online application form. Submit a digital copy of your book(s) directly through the online application form or via email.

Step 2: Judging
Once you submit your application, our judges will review it. Within 8 weeks, we will send you a notification via email letting you know if you have been selected as a Winner or Finalist.

Step 3: Award Prizes and Benefits
All applicants will receive an assessment detailing the judge’s review of your book. If you are selected as a Winner or Finalist, details on how to claim your award seals, certificate, full prize and promotional benefits will be sent to you via email.

How Do I Submit My Book?

At this time, we are only accepting books in digital file formats. eBooks are accepted in the following formats: PDF, EPUB, MOBI, DOC, DOCX, TXT. Audiobooks are accepted in the following file formats: mp3 and WAV. If your book file is too large to be uploaded or sent via email, you can also provide a link to your book file via Dropbox, Google Drive or WeTransfer.

Book files can be uploaded directly through the online application form or sent to our email address.

How Are Books Evaluated?

Fiction books are evaluated based on the following criteria: plot, characters, theme, style and the value the book adds to its target audience and overall genre. Non-fiction books are evaluated based on the following criteria: content, originality, structure, style, and the value the book adds to its target audience and overall genre.

How Long Does It Take?

In most cases, you will receive our decision as to whether you have been selected for an award within 8 weeks of receiving your book submission.

How Much Does does the Maincrest Media Book Award Program Cost?

Application fees are charged per book entered. The regular application fee starts at $149.99 USD for one book, and $79.99 for each additional category. Authors and publishers who wish to enter multiple books are eligible for a multi-book discount.