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BookViral is pleased to announce the 2017 BookViral Millennium Book Award is now accepting entries.  Open to Indie/Self-Published and traditionally published authors, books in any of the common genres listed below are eligible for entry. Entry fee is £40 ($50) per book, all authors accepted for Fast Track 2 reviews and promotions in 2017 are automatically entered fee free. Full details and Fast Track option are given when submitting your title. The winning entry will be selected by the team at BookViral and external judges.


There is no limit to the number of books an individual can enter; each book is a separate entry. The competition is open to authors worldwide; books must be in English. Any length book is eligible. The official rules for the competition can be found here. Subject to the number of entries received and the quality of submitted entries winners will be awarded in each common genre category listed below. Where the standard of submissions in a genre is exceptionally high, BookViral reserves the right to nominate runner ups. These will be awarded the BookViral Millennium Book Award Medallion but will not receive a promotion award. Entries are divided into genre categories at the time of submission and it is the responsibility of the submitting author or publishers to choose the correct common genre.


To submit an entry, please CLICK ON THE SUBMIT ENTRY link below and enter your details, but before you do please scroll down the page to review our genre categories. All entries received will be read in full except where serious editing, typo and formatting issues are evident. Please ensure your details are correct when submitting.


The author of the book named as the 2017 BookViral Millennium Award winner will receive $3000 of premium promotions through BookViral for a period of 12 months and promoted editorial coverage. Six shortlisted finalists will be awarded $500 worth of premium promotions for 3 months in addition to editorial coverage. Winner and shortlisted finalists will receive the BookViral Golden Quill logo which will be licensed for promotional use.


The deadline for entry is midnight on September 1st, 2017. The shortlist will be announced on October 1st, 2017. The winners will be notified by December 1st, 2017. Additional information and rules can be found on our contest rules page here.


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The 2017 BookViral Millennium Book Award Is Now Open

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Just a few of the titles entered in The BookViral Millennium Book Award

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Bestselling judges for the 2017

Millennium Book Award


When it comes to getting book awards and choosing the best book awards to enter there are a dazzling number of book promotion sites and options to choose from.  More, authors find themselves faced with a myriad of questions. Will a trusted book award sell more books and how can they effectively utilise SEO to promote the book awards they win?


Whatever book award you choose to enter it needs to be established, credible and trusted by the authors who enter their books. At BookViral we have reviewed the books of over 5000 authors and we bring the same dedication to the Millennium Book Award. We also believe in doing something a little different which is why we limit the number of entries each year to just 1000 titles.


With Awards in all the main genres, we are pleased to announce the notable judges who will help choose our finalists for 2017. To explore their books click on their images to be taken to their spotlight reviews.

Rafael Amadeus Hines


Bestselling author of Bishops War. Amazon No1 Bestseller and Winner of The BookViral Millennium Book Award 2016

Lincol Cole


Bestselling author of Raven's Peak, Lincoln Cole brings an original voice and a fine eye for the Horror genre.


Jennifer Chase


Bestselling and award winning author, Jennifer Chase holds a degree in police forensics and a masters in criminology.

William R Leibowitz


Practicing entertainment law and Bestselling author of Miracle Man. One  of   Amazons Top 100 Novels of 2015, a Top 10 Thriller and Amazon Best Seller

K.L. Shandwick


Top 100 Bestselling and multi award winning author in Romance-- Mystery and Suspense, Immortals Publisher's Award for Overall Reader's Choice for The Everything Trilogy. 2015.

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Marc Secchia


No1 Bestselling fantasy author including the Shioni of Sheba and the  superb IsleSong Series, Dragonfriend and the Pygmy Dragon

Common Fiction Genres

•Classic – fiction that has become part of an accepted literary canon, widely taught in schools

•Crime/detective – fiction about a crime, how the criminal gets caught, and the repercussions of the crime

•Erotic Fiction –  deals with sex or sexual themes

•Fable – narration demonstrating a useful truth, especially in which animals speak as humans; legendary, supernatural tale

•Fairy tale – story about fairies or other magical creatures

•Fan fiction – fiction written by a fan of, and featuring characters from, a particular TV series, movie, or book

•Fantasy – fiction with strange or otherworldly settings or characters; fiction which invites suspension of reality

•Fiction in verse – full-length novels with plot, subplot(s), theme(s), major and minor characters, in which the narrative is presented in verse form (usually free verse)

•Fiction narrative – literary works whose content is produced by the imagination and is not necessarily based on fact

•Folklore – the songs, stories, myths, and proverbs of a people or "folk" as handed down by word of mouth

•Historical fiction – story with fictional characters and events in a historical setting

•Horror – fiction in which events evoke a feeling of dread and sometimes fear in both the characters and the reader

•Humor – Usually a fiction full of fun, fancy, and excitement, meant to entertain and sometimes cause intended laughter; but can be contained in all genres

•Legend – story, sometimes of a national or folk hero, that has a basis in fact but also includes imaginative material

•Magical realism  – story where magical or unreal elements play a natural part in an otherwise realistic environment

•Meta fiction – also known as romantic irony in the context of Romantic works of literature, uses self-reference to draw attention to itself as a work of art, while exposing the "truth" of a story

•Mystery – this is fiction dealing with the solution of a crime or the unraveling of secrets

•Mythology – legend or traditional narrative, often based in part on historical events, that reveals human behavior and natural phenomena by its symbolism; often pertaining to the actions of the gods

•Mythopoeia – fiction in which characters from religious mythology, traditional myths, folklore and/or history are recast into a re-imagined realm created by the author

•Picture book – picture storybook is a book with very little words and a lot of pictures, picture stories are usually for little kids

•Realistic fiction – story that is true to life

•Romance - primary focus on the relationship and romantic love between two people

•Science fiction – story based on the impact of actual, imagined, or potential science, usually set in the future or on other planets

•Short story – fiction of such brevity that it supports no subplots

•Suspense/thriller – fiction about harm about to befall a person or group and the attempts made to evade the harm

•Tall tale – humorous story with blatant exaggerations, such as swaggering heroes who do the impossible with nonchalance

•Western  – set in the American Old West frontier and typically set in the late eighteenth to late nineteenth century


Common Nonfiction Genres

•Biography/autobiography  – narrative of a person's life; a true story about a real person

•Essay  – a short literary composition that reflects the author's outlook or point.

•Owner's manual (also Instruction manual, User's guide)  – an instructional book or booklet that is supplied with consumer products such as vehicles, home appliances, firearms, toys and computer peripherals

•Memoir  – factual story that focuses on a significant relationship between the writer and a person, place, or object; reads like a short novel

•Narrative nonfiction/personal narrative  – factual information about a significant event presented in a format which tells a story

•Self-help book  – information with the intention of instructing readers on solving personal problems.

•Textbook  – authoritative and detailed factual description of a topic.


A full list of genres and subgenres appear on our submissions page.  It is important for an author or submitting publisher to ensure they choose the correct genre/sub-genre for their novel. For a winner to be announced in any given genre that genre must receive a minimum of ten entries. Where less than ten entries are received BookViral reserve the right to award notable mentions in lieu of a genre winner.  Notable mentions will receive the same award as genre winners. Common genre winners, and notable mentions will be designated award finalists from whom the BookViral Millenium Book Award will be chosen. Genre winners and notable mentions will only be awarded in genre category where the standard of entries merit such award. BookViral will not enter into any correspondence  on awards made and the decision of BookViral will be final and binding in the making such awards.


Choosing the right Book Award Genre for your book

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Except for Fast Track Authors

entry to the 2017 Millennium Book Award is now closed.