How To Submit Your eBook Award Entry

Here's everything you need to know to enter the award. When you've finished reading this, you'll be asked to register and create an account via the login on our main menu, but first ...

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How to Enter

  1. Select the Award category or categories that you want to enter, this being either the Writing Award or the eBook Award.
  2. Register on the site
  3. When you have logged in, select an Award Membership Package
  4. Choose any additional optional extras
  5. Pay your fee
  6. Submit using your logged in 'My Dashboard'

Deadlines and Pricing

Early Bird Deadline: 31 March 2020 ~ £20
Deadline: 30 April 2020 ~ £30
Final Late Deadline: 31 May 2020 ~ £45

Winners' Announcement

All shortlisted entries will be contacted by email and then posted on the Page Turner Awards website
Winners will be announced by email and on the PTA website in August 2020
Winners will be announced in relevant areas of the media throughout August

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Important Notes

  • All entries will be read and judged
  • The cash prize is also judged by readers for votes to win the cash. This is voluntary, you do not have to enter for this prize.
  • The optional extras are just that, optional to pick and choose if you think they will boost your Writing Award or eBook Award. You don't have to choose any to enter.
  • If you want to keep your entry private and not visible to the public and only visible to the judges you can select to do this.
  • SUBMISSION: You will not see the submission links until you have A) registered and logged in, B) made your entry payment ~ then the submission links will be visible.

Rules

eBook Award Rules

  1. The Page Turner 2020 eBook Award is an international contest and open to global submissions.
  2. The contest is open to entrants 18 or older.
  3. All submissions, booking details and payments are final, and NO refunds will be issued.
  4. Each entry is judged by the full picture, which includes your cover, description and first 10 pages.
  5. At the time of submission and for the duration of the contest, the submitted book must be your copyrighted property.
  6. You MUST only submit your own work.
  7. Submissions MUST be the sole property of the author or authors.
  8. Submission MUST be your own original work, story and characters. Any submissions of existing literary characters and or stories not in the public domain, as well as any stories from television or film that the writer does not own will be disqualified.
  9. All entries will be read.
  10. eBooks published from 1 January 2018 ~ 31 May 2020 will be accepted.
  11. No feedback is given, unless you opt for our reader feedback optional extra.
  12. Page Turner Awards Judges will utilize whatever criteria they deem appropriate in deciding a winner.
  13. All work will remain the property of the author or authors throughout the contest and beyond.
  14. At no point will any of the judges do anything more with your work without your consent.
  15. Entrants may be contacted from a representative of Page Turner Awards in regard to representation, production, or a possible option of the entered work.
  16. By entering, you agree to receive emails from us and you can unsubscribe at any time.
  17. Your submitted material will be shared exclusively with our Judges.
  18. By entering, you agree to allow Page Turner Awards to share details if your eBook.
  19. Page Turner Awards reserves the right to change or modify these rules and terms and conditions at any time without notice.
  20. By entering and paying for your submission, you accept our Terms and Conditions.

Writing Award Rules

  1. The Page Turner 2020 Writing Award is an international contest and open to global submissions.
  2. The contest is open to entrants 18 or older.
  3. All submissions, booking details and payments are final, and NO refunds will be issued.
  4. Each entry is judged by the work, and the words, not by anything else. This award is about your writing.
  5. At the time of submission and for the duration of the contest, the entered manuscript must remain the writer’s property.
  6. Submissions MUST be the sole property of the writer or writers.
  7. Submission MUST be your own original work, story and characters. Any submissions of existing literary characters and or stories not in the public domain, as well as any stories from television or film that the writer does not own will be disqualified.
  8. All entries will be read.
  9. No feedback is given, unless you opt for our editor's feedback or for the Readers Feedback optional extras.
  10. Submissions previously optioned are NOT allowed.
  11. Page Turner Awards Judges will utilize whatever criteria they deem appropriate in deciding a winner.
  12. All manuscripts will remain the property of the writer or writers throughout the contest. At no point will any of the judges do anything more with your work without your consent.
  13. Entrants may be contacted from a representative of Page Turner Awards in regard to representation, production, or a possible option of the entered work.
  14. Judges are under no obligation to represent any entries.
  15. By entering, you agree to receive emails from us and you can unsubscribe at any time.
  16. By entering and being short-listed, you agree to allow Page Turner Awards to share details if your manuscript.
  17. Shortlisted entrants agree to provide the full and completed manuscript and share that with the judges.
  18. Page Turner Awards reserves the right to change or modify these rules and terms and conditions at any time without notice.
  19. By entering and paying for your submission, you accept our Terms and Conditions.

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Optional Extras

If you want more than just ‘Basic Admission’, you will find below a list of helpful options, unique to Page Turner Awards. You can receive many of these extras prior to making your final submission to ensure that your first 10 pages submission as good as it possibly can be before the judges see it. Other optional extras, such as PR for your book, are designed to boost publicity and exposure of your work, something many authors find difficult to organize on their own.

You choose! If you feel that your submission does not need any of these extra options, just select ‘Basic Membership Package.' Good luck!

Optional Extras List:

Editor Development Feedback and Editing

If you want to ensure you get the best submission in front of our judges you can opt to have feedback on your entry from our editor and have your first 10 pages edited.

A development (aka structural) edit takes a broad looks at the novel from the points of view of plot, characterisation (and point of view), consistency and plausibility - in a nutshell, does the book work, and how could it be better? It also takes in pace, dialogue and voice to look at the style of the book and how it can be made more focused and engaging.

A copy (aka line) edit focuses on the actual text itself. Spelling and grammar will be checked and corrected (using MS Word tracked changes - the author can then accept/reject these), but this edit will also spot incorrect verb tense usage, repeated words (especially adjectives, adverbs, verbs), peculiar word choice, and sentences which are overly long or confusing and break the flow. It will ensure (within reason! ...and without replacing the author's voice) that the standard of your manuscript is high level, literary UK native English.

Find out more about these optional extras and the difference between a development edit and a copy edit.

Editing Software Free Trial

The Page Turner Awards highly recommends that all entrants grab a free trial of ProWritingAid before submitting their final manuscript. This will ensure that you are giving yourself the best chance of being short-listed or chosen as a winner by offering our judges your best work, with the help of ProWritingAid. Grab a free trial of ProWritingAid.

We also have Private and Reader Feedback options on your work.

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Feedback Options

You can select to keep your work private or get feedback.

Private Feedback

You can select to receive private feedback. This has nothing to do with Reader Feedback, commenting or votes. You will receive feedback on your 10 pages submission after the awards close. Only you get to see this and it is sent to your private email. If you would Private Feedback, you can choose this as an optional extra.

Votes and Comments

Promote your eBook to get extra votes and comments. Comment is only if you choose to receive feedback on your work, you do not have to select this option. Votes is only if you want to get a better chance of winning the cash prize, you do not have to opt in for The Patron Prize. If you do not want readers to see your work, you can skip this option and view our Film Rights Promotion.

To encourage Reader Feedback and Voting for the cash prize, you have several options:

Reader Feedback

These options are DURING the awards submission and close at the final deadline of 31 May 2020.

Receive valuable feedback from our readers about your eBook's opening pages. This is valuable to writers, so they can see what readers like about their pages, if the characters are engaging and if the story is compelling enough for them to turn the pages. You can select this optional extra when you make your submission booking. If you are looking for votes and feedback to enhance your submission, don't leave booking and submitting your entry to the last minute. Make sure you factor in enough time to have a press release written and sent to your local community media and to get scheduled into our newsletters.

Boost Reader Feedback Promotion

Here you have several options:

  • Feedback Request Newsletter Insertion - You can opt to get extra feedback via a Book Luver newsletter insertion. This will go out to more than 30K active and avid readers.
  • Reader Feedback Press Release - If you select this option we will work with you on a press release to your local community media or any industry related media to ask for more feedback to your work.
  • Viral Sharing: You have the option to include your Twitter and Facebook links, and we will share these on social media posts. The links will also be visible to readers coming to vote for your entry and thus share virally. This all counts towards getting more votes and commenting feedback.

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Banner Adverts

Extra ways to promote your award entry to get extra votes. These banner options will be shown on all the pages readers visit throughout the awards when they visit the site to vote and comment on the different awards.

  • Featured Banner Advert: Non-rotating banner advert featured at the top of the page with image, text and links for 2 weeks.
  • Image Banner Advert: Rotates with other banners. Only an image which links to your website or book for 2 weeks.

Film Rights Promotion

AFTER JUDGING, have your eBook Award entry or Writing Award entry sent to production companies for a possible film option. With this option we will send your work to a list of production companies who are always on the look out for new work to produce as films or television series. We will promote your work for 6 months after the awards.

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How To Register

Guidelines on how to register to enter your submission.

  • USERNAME: Please be aware that your username is the name that appears on your profile and it can't be changed. Don't choose a nickname or something like 'SweetPea' or 'PussyGalore' because that is what the judges will look at when they have chosen the winning chapters, and they want to find out more about the person behind the story. Be professional and show them you mean business!
  • BIO: Add a little about you and why you are writing in your genre or about your eBook. Remember that judges and readers will be looking at these details. When you write a query to an agent, you tell them all the best things about yourself. Do the same here.
  • SOCIAL: Add your social links if you want them to appear on your profile and receive viral sharing.
  • Register here.
  • Check for your verification email.
  • Click the link to accept the verification.
  • It will log you in and ask you to add a password for future logging in.
  • Follow the link in your dashboard for the award entry.

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How To Submit Your Award Entry

To prepare for your submission this is the information you will need.

When you have this ready, login and your logged in 'My Dashboard' will give you the link to enter your submission. Important: You will not see the submission links until you have A) registered and logged in, B) made your entry payment ~ then the submission links will be visible.

  • TITLE: Add your eBook or Writing Award title
  • BODY: Add your first 10 pages, including any chapter breaks
  • GENRE: Start typing your genre. Any genres with those letters or words will automatically appear. Select which one you want to add to your entry.
  • READER FEEDBACK: If you want the Reader Feedback and you have opted into this optional extra, select it under 'Reader Feedback.'
  • VIRAL SHARING: If you have opted for viral sharing, this will automatically appear on your submitted entry.
  • Visiblity: select if you want anyone to see this (for reader feedback) or just for judges to see your submission (privacy).
  • Click Save
  • Preview your entry to be sure it looks the way you intend the judges to see it.
  • If you want to keep your entry private and not visible to the public and only visible to the judges, select 'Judges' otherwise if you want Reader Feedback leave it for anyone to see.
  • When adding a non-fiction submission, use the same process and select non-fiction as the genre category.
  • IMAGE: Only the eBook Award allows you to include an image of your book cover. Make sure the image is 250 x 250 to be the best fit for the page. If you don't know how to do this, check below.

** You will NOT see Reader Feedback and Viral Sharing if you have not chosen those optional extras.

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Award Entry Samples

How To Size Your eBook Cover

Follow these quick steps to size your image. If you don't, your image will most likely be huge and the reader will need to scroll down a long way to find your first 10 pages.

  1. Open 'Paint' in your PC.
  2. Or right click on your book cover image held in your PC and select 'open with Paint.'
  3. Click resize. In the box that opens, check the radio button for Resize and Skew.
  4. Add in 250 to the Horizontal box.
  5. It will automatically give you the Vertical size. Hit OK.
  6. Go to File, Save As and save your image to your PC.

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