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The biggest Book Cover Award goes from strength to strength

$3000 Promotion Award for the 2017 Book Cover Winner

$500 Promotion Package for each Finalist


BookViral is pleased to announce the 2017 monthly BookViral Book Cover Competition is now open. The competition will run from October 4th 2016 to September 4th 2017. Open to Indie/Self-Published and traditionally published authors, books in any genre are eligible for entry. Entry is free subject to the conditions given below.  


An author or their designer may submit up to two title covers in any given month The competition is open to authors worldwide; books must be in English. Any length book is eligible. BookViral reserves the right to reject covers which might be considered obscene, in bad taste or lacking in creative compilation.


Let's be clear though. The competition celebrates the best in book cover design and a lack lustre off the shelf cover with stock images is not what we are looking for. We are looking for covers which excite the imagination and hint at the adventure to be found in the words to be read.


To submit an entry, please use the link below and enter your details.  Please ensure your details are correct when submitting. Your cover must be submitted as a jpeg file or it will not be uploaded.


Each month we will select one finalist to receive a $500 promotion award. The cover  will be selected from amongst the six books that received the highest number of votes in that month. All six covers will be guaranteed a permanent place on our 2017 cover page for the duration of the award and included in our grand award shortlist from which we will select the over all winner for 2017. The monthly award winner will also receive a digital finalist medallion which can be displayed at the author's discretion. The winning cover each month will be selected from a shortlist of the top ten covers as voted for by their readers with the overall winner selected by the team at BookViral.


With over 1 million visitors a year to the BookViral site our pages receive a constant stream of visitors from potential readers. We take great pride in maintaining the sites integrity and the quality of titles we promote. We also value the views of our readers.


Covers that receive less than 50 votes in their first 4 weeks on our 2017 cover voting page will be deleted and we reserve the right to refuse entry to covers that do not meet accepted levels of design, image quality or are overtly offensive. Books with over 50 votes in their first month on the voting page will be carried over to the following month's competition.


The deadline for entry is midnight on the last day of each month and the winner will be notified within 7 working days.


The decision of the BookViral team will be final. Unfortunately due to the large volume of titles we receive we are unable to discuss the merits of any given book, or on occasion why we might reject a title for inclusion in the competition.


Should the competition receive less than 100 entries on any given month, BookViral reserve the right to cancel that month's competition and carry submitted covers over to the following month.

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The Competition 

is now closed.