JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER CONTEST 2015, sponsored by Houston Bay Area RWA, is now open for entries. This is JABBIC’s 11th anniversary! Join the celebration by entering your cover where you know it will be seen by booksellers and readers alike!
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, we will open up the Reader’s Choice portion of JABBIC. The Readers Choice Winners from each category will be featured on our 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
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
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:
or contact Contest Coordinator Leslie Marshman at:
judgeabook@ hbarwa. com (deleting spaces)
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