Posted on April 27, 2022 at 9:04 AM by Guest Author

Today's guest post comes from Edward Trayer, organizer of The Wishing Shelf Book Awards.

The well-known Wishing Shelf Awards is offering another opportunity for writers to be noticed ... and for a good cause.

The Best Book Cover Award, in its second year, is sort of fun, very, very cheap to enter, and sends every penny to Blind Children UK, which is the charity we support.

The funds we send are ringfenced for producing books for children with sight problems.

So, for example, a child will pick a book from the Blind Children UK's catalogue, and the charity will produce a copy of that book using a specific font, font size, paper color, etc., which that child can access.

You can enter the Best Book Cover Award (2022) anytime up until June 30, 2022. We will then announce the finalists and winners a month later in July. But the sooner you enter, the better, as there is a lot to organize.

What happened last year — which worked well — was: thirty of our readers got together for the day and went through all the book covers entered. They then picked a list of finalists and, from that list, the winners.

The categories are children/young adult and adult; if you wish to enter a book cover (or lots of book covers), simply send a pdf or jpeg of the front cover to The fee is £5 ($7) which, these days, is pretty much the price of a cup of coffee from Starbucks.

That's it! It's all a bit of fun, but it's a wonderful charity, so don't be shy. ENTER TODAY!

NOTE: The Best Book Cover Award is totally separate from the book award we run every year, and will not influence the results of that award in any way.

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