Why Participating in AllAuthor’s ‘Cover of the Month’ Contest Helps with Book Promotions
If you have been using AllAuthor for a while now, then you probably know about our famous ‘Cover of the Month’ Contest.
‘Cover of the Month’ Contest is conducted every month on AllAuthor to provide an opportunity for the authors to promote their books. We get thousands of votes every month! The best part is that the contest is entirely free to participate. You should just have an author account on AllAuthor to include your book cover for this contest.
So, what do you gain by participating in this contest?
Let’s find out!
4 Reasons Why You Should Participate in the ‘Cover of the Month’ Contest
1. The Top 3 Winners Get So Many Goodies!
The contest happens for an entire month, after which the top 3 most-voted covers by the people will be chosen. The winner will get AllAuthor’s exclusive Pro-Membership worth $59 free for 6 whole months! With the Pro-Membership, the author can avail of several tools that help with book promotions.
The next two runners will get featured book listing worth $24 for free for 6 months. With the featured listing, one book that the author selects will be displayed on the homepage and at the top of every book listing along with access to several amazing promotional tools!
Apart from this, the winners and runners will be permanently listed on a winner page and will also get a badge to flaunt everywhere online!
2. Thousands of Votes Each Day!
Since the contest happens all around the month, we get thousands of every week. The people who land on our page scan through the book covers listed and click on the vote button for the covers they like. So, it means your book cover gets in front of thousands of fresh eyes of readers.
A quick tip: If you are promoting any specific book, you can include the book cover in the contest for added publicity.
3. 4-Stage Contest Means Prolonged Free Promotion!
The ‘Cover of the Month’ Contest happens in four stages. In the first week, all the book covers entered for the contest will be listed for voting. Among those, the top 100 most-voted covers will move into the next stage that happens for the entire second week. In the third week, only the 50 most-voted covers will move to the next round. And finally, in the last round, only 24 most-voted covers will be listed.
So, as you progress into the next stage, you get to showcase your book in front of more number of people! If the people are interested in your book cover or your book name, they can click on it and open your book page. On this page, they can find the book blurb, direct buy links to online marketplaces and so many other information about that book. So, the chances of increasing your visibility are higher as your book cover has lesser competition.
4. It’s More Than Winning; It’s Free Publicity!
Yes, you may think a contest is all about winning. But it is not! You get to promote your books in front of many people freely. The voters land on this page through two main channels:
- They already have a reader or an author account on AllAuthor and were reminded about the contest through emails from our side.
- They were asked by the authors to vote for their book covers. (Authors post on social media and websites asking their readers to vote for them.)
So, you can see that these people aren’t random ones; they are interested very much in books! If your book cover catches their eye as they are looking scanning the covers, it could lead to increased visibility and even sales!
So, it’s time to put your best book cover forward and earn some free publicity!
Have you participated in the ‘Cover of the Month’ Contest? Share your experience in the comments!