Click on any book cover for a description of the book and a link to its Readers' Favorite review page, which features more information about the book and author as well as links to purchase the book. Manuscript entries will not have a review page because they are not currently available for sale. However, we update the manuscript listings when their book is published, so you may see very few manuscript entries as the year progresses.
We offer up to 5 award levels in each category: Gold, Silver, Bronze, Honorable Mention and Award Finalist. You will notice that not all levels are awarded in each category despite the record number of entries in this year's contest. That is because each book is given a score that corresponds to a particular award level. No attention is given to the number of entrants, only the quality of the book being judged. In some cases, the same award is given more than once in the same category, which is a result of more than one book receiving the same judging score.
All authors are automatically entered to win one of more than 200 prizes worth a combined total of $50,000 just by entering the Readers' Favorite International Book Award Contest. Prizes are donated by the good people who provide our Author Services as well as industry experts. View this year's lucky winners!
Wind Dancer Films is an independent motion picture and television production company that has generated over $4 billion in revenue from film and television properties including the hit TV series "Home Improvement" and movies like "What Women Want" with Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt. Wind Dancer Films has offered to evaluate 10 of our contest award-winners each year for possible film or TV production by their company! This year's candidates feature stories that meet the needs of the current market and conform to a number of production factors. We wish them the best of luck!
Headline Books is an acclaimed independent traditional publisher who has been helping authors succeed for over 30 years. Headline Books has offered to evaluate 10 of our contest award-winners each year for possible publication by their company! This year's candidates were selected because they feature stories that meet the current needs of Headline Books. We wish them the best of luck!
Allen Media Strategies is one of the nation’s premier media, marketing and public relations firms, focusing on communications consulting and strategy including comprehensive television, radio, print and online media relations services. Allen Media Strategies allows us to randomly select 10 of our contest award-winners each year for possible representation by his company. All 10 winners will receive a Publicity Primer package and one of the 10 winners will be chosen for a 90 day representation and relaunch of their book. Here are this year's candidates, we wish them the best of luck!
Folio Literary Management is a full-service, mid-sized agency, located in the heart of Manhattan. With over 15 agents who are some of the most productive in the business, Folio combines the expertise, experience, and strength of a larger firm with the passion and ingenuity of a boutique agency. Mr. Weimann, Senior Vice President and Director of Operations for Folio Literary Management, has agreed to evaluate 10 Readers’ Favorite Award Winners for possible representation. Here are this year's candidates, we wish them the best of luck!
The Readers' Favorite Illustration Award recognizes books with quality illustrations. Entries are judged by Mark Wayne Adams, a multiple award-winning illustrator who has worked as an artist for Disney and Sea World. He is currently the CEO of an illustration and publishing company and is the former president of the Florida Authors and Publishers Association.
Winners are chosen in each of six genres: Children, Young Adult, Christian, Fiction, Non-Fiction and Graphic Novel/Comic. Some genres may have more winners due to ties. Click the titles to learn more about these wonderfully illustrated books.