RomCon® 2015 Reader Rating Program & Readers' Crown® Qualification
ATTENTION: YOU MUST MAKE NOT OF YOUR Eventbrite TRANSACTION ID AND FOLLOW THE LINK IN YOUR CONFIRMATION SCREEN TO UPLOAD YOUR BOOK. Thank you.
Want significant market impact for your book? Want a "review" that will make readers sit up and TAKE NOTICE? Want to be in a bookstore with other Reader Rated books?
Readers are hungry for reviews that accurately reflect a book's content!
Readers want a bookstore with great READER rated books!
Authors love reviews by readers who actually read and enjoy their sub-genre!
Real Readers. Real Ratings. No Politics.
Judges select the categories they love and are randomly assigned your book by a computer program. The judges are pre-screened, researched, monitored, and constantly reviewed for fair and consistent scoring. And the lowest of the six judges' scores is dropped.
We offer all authors, whether they are NYT Bestsellers, Indie Authors, or Self-Published a chance for EQUAL review by a panel of actual READERS!
Any Book. Any Year. Any title. All are eligible for a Reader Rating.
(genre fiction only)
**Books copyrighted in 2014 with 9.0+ will be automatically entered in the
2015 Readers' Crown competition in eligible categories.
**Books with a 7.0+ will be automatically eligible for the Reader Rated Bookstore (www.readerratedbookstore.com)
(For books copyrighted in 2014) ** We have 10 Reader's Crown Eligible Categories for entries published Jan-Dec 2014, including all sub-genres of Romance, Urban Fantasy, Mainstream Women's Fiction, and Young Adult. We accept electronic entries in PDF or .epub for both the Reader Rated program and the Readers' Crown contest.
**The top scoring title in each category will be awarded the 2015 Readers' Crown (if eligible).
(The BOOK must be in one of the eligible categories, copyrighted in 2014 calendar year, and score at least 9.0 to qualify for the award.)
Readers' Crown Award Winners will receive complimentary registration to RomCon 2016, entry into our 7.0 & UP Reader Rated book library, a complimentray 1/3 page ad in the RomCon 2016 event program book, and a RomCon Readers' Crown Award presented at RomCon 2015 in Colorado.
We currently accept the following GENRE FICTION category books for a Reader Rating including: ALL sub-genres of romance, urban fantasy, women's fiction, and young adult romance. Coming soon: Thriller, Mystery, Horror, Western, Science-Fiction, Fantasy Fiction, Literary Fiction, Young Adult Fiction. (Yes, we will accept ARC's for a Reader Rating.)
Electronic book files may be submitted by the author or publisher in .pub or PDF formats.
You will be notified via email with your scores and reader comments once they have been completed. Average scores above 7.0 will be invited to join the Reader Rated Bookstore (www.readerratedbookstore.com) Average scores above 8.0 will be announced publicly and added to our book database, but only scores above 9.0 are finalists in the Readers' Crown contest. Average scores below 8.0 will be privately returned to the author or publisher who submitted the book. Once you have your Eventbrite transaction ID, follow the link on our confirmation page and enter it on the book entry page.
Visit our website for the complete list of rules and a sample score sheet.
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Reader Rating Award Winners are Announced June 20, 2014 during Romcon 2014 In Denver, CO Details @ www.romcon.com
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"I loved the intimacy of RomCon® and how everything is arranged for reader-author interactions. There were so many high points for me, from the intimate chat, where I could actually sit down and talk to my readers, to presenting the spanking session at BDSM 101. Actually, I can’t think of any moment during the entire conference when I wasn’t having fun." --Cherise Sinclair, 2013 Readers' Crown winner and published author
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"Even though it was my virgin voyage at RomCon®, it most definitely won’t be my last. I had an absolute BLAST! I loved the ability to visit with readers and authors, whether at the wonderful events, panels or book signings; everyone was jazzed and excited to be a part of the fun. The parties I attended were nothing short of hilarious and I can’t wait for next year’s convention." --Jenna Jacob, 2013 Readers' Crown Finalist and published author