Friday, July 13, 2007

Calling All Children's Book Publishers

Calling All Children's Book Publishers - Entries now being accepted into the
inaugural 2007 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards

Entry deadline August 1st, 2007

We welcome and encourage all children's book authors, illustrators, and
publishers to enter their 2006/2007 releases in the first annual Moonbeam
Children's Book Awards, designed to honor the year's best children’s books.

This new book awards program is accepting entries until August 1st, 2007 for
books with 2006 or 2007 copyrights or that were released in 2006 or 2007.
Entry fee is $90 per book, per category. Results will be announced in early
November. Winners receive medals, stickers, and other marketing
opportunities. The contest is presented by Jenkins Group and their book
marketing webzine, Independent Publisher Online, sponsors of the popular
Independent Publisher Book Awards.

Complete entry guidelines and secure online entry form at:

The Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards bring increased recognition to exemplary
children’s books and their creators, and to support childhood literacy and
life-long reading. The new awards program will recognize books in a wide
range of children’s publishing categories, from board books and alphabets
books to young adult novels and multicultural non-fiction. The Moonbeam
Awards also acknowledge excellence in specialty categories including
Religion, Holiday, Interactive, and Audiobook, and give special awards to
Best First-time Author and Best Children’s Book Illustrator.

24 Awards Categories include:

• Board Book/Cloth Book
• Alphabet/Counting Book
• Pop-up/Cut-out
• Activity Books
• Books with Music/Theatrical
• Audio Book
• Picture Books - Preschool
• Picture Books 4-8 Year Old
• Picture Books - All ages
• Juvenile Fiction - Early Reader
• Pre-teen fiction - Intermediate/Middle Grade
• Young Adult Fiction
• Young Adult - Mature Issues
• Non-Fiction - Picture Book
• Non-Fiction - Young Adult
• Multicultural - Picture Book
• Multicultural Fiction
• Multicultural Non-Fiction
• Comic/Graphic Novel
• Religion/Spirituality
• Holiday
• Book with Merchandise (e.g.. plush toy, etc.)
• Best First Book
• Best Illustrator

This children’s book awards contest will go much deeper than any other.
We’ve learned by judging children’s books for 11 years in the Independent
Publisher Book Awards that it’s not fair to judge an alphabet book against a
sophisticated book of verse. One of our goals with the Moonbeam Awards is to
create a list of categories that allows us to judge the many styles of
children’s books being published today.

Visit the Moonbeam Children's Book Award website to learn more and enter

Complete entry guidelines and secure online entry form at:

Let me know if I can answer any questions or help in any way. Thanks and
best of luck!

Jim Barnes, Awards Director
Moonbeam Children's Book Awards
Independent Publisher Book Awards
Jenkins Group Inc.
800.644.0133 x1011


Out of fairness, we attempt to deliver this message to as many children's
book publishers as possible, and our intent is to keep you informed about a
legitimate book marketing opportunity. However, if you wish to gracefully
opt-out of future communications from JGI or Independent Publisher, send
your request to with the word "remove" in the
subject line.

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