Works of fiction with a first copyright date or first North American printing date of January 1st, 2006 through December 31st, 2006, this includes traditionally published titles, e-books (must be printed out and bound), self-published titles and small press titles are eligible for the Author Readers’ Choice Awards. Categories: Action/Adventure – Children’s Fiction – Contemporary – Erotica – Fantasy – Historical – Horror – Inspirational – Mystery – Paranormal – Romance – Science Fiction – Suspense – Women’s Fiction – Young Adult

Please note: there is an entry fee of $20 for Author members and $30 for all non-members.

Prizes include valuable promotional exposure on Author for all entries, certificates for all finalists, engraved awards for the first place winner in each category and a special one year membership to Author – A $495 Value – to the book chosen as Book of the Year. All judging will be done by readers, not writers, giving, what Author Island feels is, a truer measure of the appeal of your book.

Submissions: Five autographed copies of your book – three copies will be given to the judges to keep, one copy will be used in the final round of judging and the fifth book will be given away as a prize to our readers during a special on-line event (so even books that don’t final will still be given valuable promotion on Author

Deadline: All books and entry fees must be postmarked on or before February 15th, 2007 and be in the Author offices by March 1st, 2007.

Notification: Finalists will be notified on or about May 1st, 2007 and the winners will be announced during a special week-long online event on Author in July 2007.

For more information visit: Author Island
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