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Royal Dragonfly Awards Launched to Give Wings
to Extraordinary Books, Regardless of Print Date
CHANDLER, AZ – While a book contest is nothing new, it is extremely rare to come across one like the recently launched Royal Dragonfly Book Awards, which does not restrict the publication date of entries as long they are still in print. Sponsored by Five Star Publications, a multi award-winning company with close to 25 years of publishing expertise, the Royal Dragonfly Awards were created to honor published authors of all types of literature – fiction and nonfiction – in 50 categories, appealing to a wide range of ages and comprehensive list of genres.
" Five Star realizes the avalanche of books released each year causes many wonderful reads to get overlooked," says Linda Radke, Five Star Publications' president. "Therefore, we do not impose a limit on the year of publication for entries, which means winning a Royal Dragonfly Book Award can breathe new life into an author's book marketing strategies and give the publication renewed attention and appreciation by the book industry and readers alike. There are some very deserving books out there that haven't won awards only because they were published before the deadline, and we wanted to remedy that with our contest."
One grand-prize winner is selected from all first-place winners to receive $300, and all first-place winners of each category go into a drawing for a $100 prize. In addition, each first-place winner in each category receives a certificate commemorating their accomplishment, foil award seals to place on book covers and mention on Five Star Publications' websites. A publicity campaign announces all winners and first-place recipients are placed in the Five Star Dragonfly Book Awards virtual bookstore. In addition to the aforementioned, the grand prize winner receives one hour of marketing consultation from Five Star Publications and $100 worth of Five Star Publications' titles. Second-place titles are recognized.
The Royal Dragonfly Book Awards are part of the family of Five Star Dragonfly Book contests, which includes the Purple Dragonfly Book Awards, a competition currently being judged that recognizes excellence in children's literature; the Chocolate Dragonfly Book Awards, which honors food-related publications; and the Green Dragonfly Book Awards, which salutes books that create awareness of the environment and eco-friendly living. To learn more about the Royal Dragonfly Book Awards, visit www.royaldragonflybookawards.com.
For more details on any other Five Star Dragonfly contests, access www.FiveStarBookAwards.com. Five Star Publications can be reached at info@FiveStarPublications.com or by calling 480-940-8182.
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· Deadline & Early Bird Special
Submissions postmarked December 1, 2010 or earlier that meet all submission requirements are eligible for the Early Bird reward: a free e-copy of "The Economical Guide to Self-Publishing or "Promote Like a Pro: Small Budget, Big Show." Make your choice where indicated below. The final deadline for submissions is February 1, 2011; to be eligible, submissions must be postmarked February 1, 2011 or earlier. Submissions postmarked after that date will not be considered for an award, and books will not be returned; however, we will refund your entry fee.
You may enter as many books as you like in each of the following categories. You may also enter single titles in multiple categories:
- Fiction: Novel
- Fiction: Collection of short stories
- Historical Fiction
- History Nonfiction
- Biography, Autobiography/Memoir
- Fine Art, Photography
- Performing Arts, Music, Movies, TV
- Science Fiction & Fantasy
- Multicultural, Gay/Lesbian, Cultural Diversity
- Pets, Animals
- Business & Finance
- Coffee Table & Gift Books
- Food-Related: Cookbooks, Food Travel, Food History, About Food
- Health, Diet, Nutrition
- Sports & Exercise
- Aging, Senior Living
- Home & Garden
- Religion, Spirituality, Philosophy
- Self Help, Inspirational
- Text Books
- Science & Technology
- Children's Picture Books - 5 & Younger
- Children's Picture Books - 6 and older
- Children's Activity Books
- Children's Chapter Books
- Children's Poetry
- Young Adult Fiction
- Young Adult Nonfiction
- Newbie Award (first time author, nonfiction)
- Newbie Award (first time author, fiction)
- Women's Interests
- Other Nonfiction
- Best Cover Design
- Best Interior Design
- Best Photography/Illustrations