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Best Book Cover Award

Hi everybody,

For the last few years, The Wishing Shelf Book Awards has been running a BEST BOOK COVER AWARD. We do it for a charity called Blind Children UK which works with CustomEyes to produce large print books for children with sight problems. We only charge £5 ($7) to enter it, and every penny/cent is sent to help support the work of this charity, particularly the printing of LARGE PRINT BOOKS.

If you would like to enter the BEST BOOK COVER AWARD, simply the FRONT COVER ONLY of your book to

This August, over 30 of our readers will be meeting up (at my home!) to go through all the covers and to pick the FINALISTS and WINNERS. There´ll be children and teenagers there for the children and young adult category (they won´t be getting any wine), and lots of adults (they will be) for the adult category. They will be judging the covers in terms of artistic quality, readership appeal, originality, etc. etc. It´s a very long list! And we very much hope it´ll be a fun day for everybody.

We will then be announcing the FINALIST list on 31st August 2023 and the WINNERS a few days later. All the FINALISTS and WINNERS will be listed (with the cover) on the website with links to a selling page - most probably Amazon. There´ll also be a bright, shiny CERTIFICATE and a FINALIST/WINNER logo. If anybody wants to buy a medal, they can, which we will sell at cost. We have to do this as the medal is so AMAZING and so EXPENSIVE to produce, if we gave them free to the FINALISTS/WINNERS, there´d be no funds left to send to Blind Children, UK.

Anyway, that's it for now. A HUGE thanks to everybody who helped us to support this charity last year - a pat on the back to you all!

Edward and the Wishing Shelf Gang
Send us your covers NOW!!!!! :)




EXCITING NEWS! As next year is the TENTH YEAR OF THE AWARDS, we will be having a BOOK OF THE DECADE for Category 1 through to 6. Basically, we will go back (2013 - 2023) and look at ALL the GOLD WINNERS over the past 10 years and pick ONE BOOK OF THE DECADE for every category. So, there will be SIX BOOK OF THE DECADE WINNERS! They´ll be no extra cost to the authors; every gold medallist will automatically be entered, and we will be organising a fantastic trophy, certificate and, hopefully, lots of promo for them.Sort of FUN!




Hi everybody,

So, as you might know if you visit our website, lots of authors, publishers and organisations who offer an author service or wish to market a book, advertise on the right hand side of the site (or, if you look on a phone, at the bottom of the site). It's a very simple advert, just a TITLE, a 50 CHARACTER description of the book or service and a LINK. 

We charge £30 ($40) to advertise there for THREE YEARS! Yes, THREE YEARS!!!! It must be the best advertising deal ever!

Anyway, six of the spots will be freeing up within the next week or so, so they will be up for grabs. If you are interested, send me ( a TITLE, 50 CHARACTER (not words) description and a LINK, and I will add it to the website.

The website stats are as follows:

We get approx. 1,500 visitors every month. For example, in September alone, we got 1633 visitors to our website. Not bad for our little Award!!! :) Most of our visitors seem to be authors, publishers and readers looking for a good book!

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