19 Comments

Now Open For Submissions

The Diamond Book Awards will be even bigger this year! 

dba-011The professionally engraved diamond-shaped crystal paperweight complete with gift box is larger than last years and that’s just the beginning. There will be only three finalists presented to the judging panel, making this year’s competition even tougher. The finalists will also receive an award in the form of a DBA finalist certificate.

The book chosen will be selected from the top three books entered in the competition. The top three nominations will be presented to my panel of judges who will vote on the winning book. The winning author is notified, and the award will be delivered to them, with acknowledgements on this site and more.

If your book has received at least three proper five-star reviews on Amazon, or you have already received a five-star review on this site, and are interested in entering your book for this award, use the form below. All genres are accepted. If you book is part of a series, it must be a stand-a-lone. (No dependence on knowledge from prequels and no cliffhangers.) Your book must be recent: Published within the last 18 months from the beginning of the award year.

dba-012The Diamond Book Award program runs from January through October. Book entries are accepted from the beginning of the year. Final entries must be in by the beginning of August. The top three nominations are announced in September. The Award is presented in October.

For monthly information on the Diamond Book Awards, including which reviews are DBA reviews, news of the final three nominations for the award, and the award winner, sign up here to receive the monthly KC Newsletter!

KC NEWSLETTER


PANEL:

  • Kevin: Author, Avid Reader/Reviewer. Loves fantasy, drama, sci-fi, poetry, memoirs, and young adult fiction. As a former educator, also likes children’s books.
  • Kate: Professional Editor, Award-Winning Journalist, Avid Reader/Reviewer. Loves ex-pat stories, dystopian, suspense/crime/thrillers, and contemporary literary fiction.
  • Cynthia: Diamond Book Awards winner 2016. Award winning Journalist, writer/author. Loves memoirs, thrillers, mysteries, and humour.
  • Vacancy
  • Vacancy

dba-009

 

 

 If your submission is successful: 

The Diamond Book Awards will BUY your kindle book from Amazon, and leave REVIEWS on KC Books & Music, Amazon, and Goodreads!  You may also be asked for a PDF copy of your book to share with the panel. (Your PDF copy will not be shared with the panel unless you are nominated among the top three, and it will not used for any other reason than the purpose of The DBA.) Your book will then be considered for nomination to the top three books from which the winner will be chosen by the panel.


Entry for the Diamond Book Awards

dba-006

The entry fee for The Diamond Book Awards is £10.00 for which I will invoice you through Paypal if your application is successful. This is non-refundable. Entry for the current year opens January 1st and closes on August 1st. 

Note: this fee is for entry to the Diamond Book Awards, not for a review. All reviews are honest reviews as per Amazon guidelines; It does not guarantee five-star or even four-star reviews.

PS: I strongly recommend that you look through at least several, if not all my reviews to get a feel for the types of things I look for when reading a work. I also go into some detail about my reviews on my Raves & Reviews page.

I will request a PDF file of your book to share with the panel, Other than this, I do not accept unsolicited manuscripts or books files in any way, shape or form!

Advertisements

About Kev

Kev is an Author & Songwriter. After years of studying, and even more years working in education, and management in the US, he returned to his hometown in England where he finally settled down to focus on his writing and music. Links to his works can be found in the widget bar, and more information about them can be found on his pages above. He would greatly appreciate it if you would check them out. Kev has a M.Ed in Secondary Education with English as his main subject area. He also did post-graduate studies in Christian Counselling and Psychopathology after obtaining a BA in Psychology with a minor in Classical Greek.

19 comments on “Now Open For Submissions

  1. Sounds wonderful, Kevin. I wish I had an eligible book!! I hope you have some great entries 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • I’m sure you do, Diana. What makes you think yours won’t be eligible?

      Liked by 1 person

      • They’re older than 18 months, Kev. I recently rereleased them as self-published, but the books are older than that. Sorcerer’s Garden might squeak under the deadline – August 2015. My current WIP is a series (not standalone). I’d love to support your awards effort 🙂

        Like

        • That’s such a shame as your work is of the quality I’m looking for. I have room on the panel for a floating member if you’d like to volunteer this year? Email me. 🙂

          Liked by 1 person

  2. Thanks for the info, we’ve got a new story that some are calling our best. Come check out the groundbreaking tis the season Lardy Arms, your feedback means the world

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Looking forward to reading about this year’s entries 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

Comments are closed.

Don't ☆, Just READ`

Need for skills

LexieAnimeTravel

AnimeTravel

bookriot

Let's review

musalley

"there is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you" Maya Angelou

Miss Featherhat

hey , Let's talk

His Perfect Timing

My Incredible Journey with God

LIGHTEN UP.

Words helping us unwind!

ReadRantRock&Roll

A blog about books, music, and more...

Howlin Books

Urban Fantasy, Paranormal & Historical Romance

Beyond The Veil

Short Stories, Book Reviews, Literary Tidbits and More...

Once upon a time....

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” — Maya Angelou

MyPoems

Rhymes . Emotions . Naive

omarsbluepassport.wordpress.com/

Make your life into something you want to read about. Always traveling on the budget.

Neurodivergent Rebel

Rebelling against a culture that values assimilation over individuality.

Tiffany Belle Harper

Fundraiser - Campaigner - Creative Artist - Daydreamer.

booksandopinions.com

The Book Reviews You Can Trust!

Perfect Bingo Sites

find your best new site today

My space

Because I have a lot to say ♨

Authentically Mad

~ Madison Paige ~

printheal

Hard case books

Blissful Scribbles

Musings through the journey of writing my first novel

Terry Ibele

Not a published author yet, but chipping away at that dream every day. Sharing what I learn along the way.

ERIKA MURRAY

An introverted, twenty-something, author of 'Love Is A Place' -- written in the style of what she calls introvertisms -- discusses the twisted-melancholic truths of emotional, physical and sexual abuse. This is a space to bring awareness to these issues, spark conversations and inspire courage in those who need it.

jenacidebybibliophile

Book Reviewer and Blogger

Cierra's Heart Of Books

To Be A True Original In A World That's Always Trying To Morph You Into Its Image Is Simplicity And Beauty At Its Finest. I'm Cierra And Books Have Always Been My Closest Of Companions. Welcome To My Blog And I Hope You Enjoy! :)

Emily Lupita Studio

Unique & Colorful Artwork by Artist Emily Lupita

Writing With A Side Of Life

Living life and following my passions with humor to get through the day!

Schnippelboy

Ein Tagebuch unserer Alltagsküche-Leicht nachkochbar

The Girl Who Reads

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ― C.S. Lewis

Lisa Hempenstall

Photography, Travel & Lifestyle

Chaotic Shapes

Art and Lifestyle by Brandon Knoll

Danger Kit

- Poetry -

Affinity Home Medical

"Quality Equipment, Caring Service"

Celestial Priestess's Fourth Density Journal

Metaphyics, Horoscopes, Personal Blog, Modeling & Recommended Products,

comfy reading

the book blog for the comfy reader

Geeky About Books

Book Lovers Café

judithwnicholson

writer wife mother

%d bloggers like this: