Posted by: Kathy Temean | December 10, 2015

A Book By It’s Cover Contest

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Since 2005, Houston Bay Area RWA has been proving that you CAN Judge A Book By Its Cover. JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER CONTEST 2015 is now open for entries.

If you have written a young adult book, there is a YA category for you.

Categories: Short Contemporary (56,000 words or less), Long Contemporary (over 56,000 words), Historical, Romantic Suspense, Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Paranormal, Sexiest Cover, Young Adult and Inspirational there is a Young Adult category

Your covers will be judged by booksellers around the world, and the winning cover in each category will be featured in a full-page color ad on the inside front cover of the April 2016 Romance Writers Report, as well as on our web site.

While the booksellers are judging, the Houston Bay Area chapter of Romance Writers of America will open up the Reader’s Choice portion of JABBIC. The Readers Choice Winners from each category will be featured on their web site. Last year thousands of readers logged on to view and vote for the JABBIC 2014 covers during the Reader’s Choice portion of the contest!

IF YOUR BOOK IS SELF-PUBLISHED, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT’S DUE – YOUR COVER ARTIST OR YOURSELF! IF TRADITIONALLY PUBLISHED, RECOGNIZE YOUR PUBLISHER OR THEIR ARTISTS!

Entry Deadline: Entries must be received by January 15, 2016

Entry Fee: $15

Eligibility: Published in 2015

Enter: The cover of your book, novella or short story published by a traditional house, self-published, ePublisher, or POD during 2015

Entry Format: Electronic files (JPG or GIF) only

Judges: Booksellers in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia

Top Prize: Winners will be featured in a full-page color ad on the inside front cover of the April 2016 Romance Writers Report

FMI, entry form and rules, visit our contest website at:
http://hbarwa.com/jabbic-contest/enter-the-jabbic/ http://hbarwa.com/jabbic-contest/enter-the-jabbic/
or contact Contest Coordinator Leslie Marshman at:
judgeabook@ hbarwa. com (deleting spaces)

Good Luck!
Talk soon,
Kathy

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