We are looking for judges!
Do you consider yourself someone who loves ebooks and can help us identify a winner? Then we may be looking for you!
What are the qualifications? Well, you don’t have to have experience doing this, but you do need to understand the process by which review awards work.
How do you get started? First, go to the following page to fill out the form after you read this.
After we receive your form entry, we will use your information to publicize you as one of our judges (unless you prefer to be anonymous). We welcome book bloggers, librarians, book club and reading circle members and we also welcome professional critics and subject matter experts from the category they prefer. We are also judging ebook readers, so we have tapped the reviewing resources of a popular ereader blog and we will be announcing more details about that soon.
You’ll be asked to evaluate all the submitted ebooks in the category of your choice. You can click on the link for their ebook and see their website or Amazon page to get an idea of what others thought as well.
We do want all ebooks to be evaluated by a judge. We expect you to score each entry based on a scorecard. We will pick the top entries as finalists by score and announce a winner.
We’ll give you some criteria to use for judging and then we’ll compile your feedback and announce those finalists and then the winners.
We can’t do this without you, so please contact us today and ask to be a judge!
eBooks may be entered in the Global eBook Awards by their authors, publishers, publicists, illustrators or other interested parties.
The eBook must be published on or before the date submitted and offered for sale online on the author’s website or blog, Amazon.com, iTunes, etc. Entries must include at least one URL where the book is for sale online and may provide additional URLs for book cover and book reviews which will aid the judges in their evaluations.
On receipt, the screening judges will check the entry for completeness and suitability. This will be done before judges see the entries. The Global eBook Awards supports the First Amendment but books considered inappropriate or unsuitable by the general public will not be accepted; if Amazon won’t carry it, then it’s probably unmarketable and so we won’t promote it or allow it in our contest.
Applicants will be notified when their eBook is accepted into nomination by email which will include access to our Nomination “sticker” that may be used in promoting their eBook.
The ebook will be listed on its own page, and by category entered, on the Awards website. Each eBook page will list the title, author, publisher, category, book cover image, and the URLs provided by the applicant so that people can find the book on the Internet. This will increase the SEO value of each link provided by the applicant and will also make the book more searchable by Google and other Internet discovery methods which helps to market each and every book entered.
On July 1, all nominated books and applications will be sent to category judges who will use all the information provided by the applicant to help with their evaluation of the books and to select Finalists and Winners.