Los Angeles, CA – The BookFest Adventure™ official dates for the fall livestream event are announced. Readers and writers can attend for free October 22nd and 23rd, 2022. The BookFest Awards™ also return to honor outstanding books and authors who demonstrate excellence in the literary arts.
Desireé Duffy, Founder of The BookFest Adventure, says, “The outpouring of support for the first The BookFest Awards was incredible. We received so many wonderful submissions and now are proud to continue the BookFest Awards as a tradition with each The BookFest Adventure livestream event.”
Early bird pricing for submissions is in effect until June 30th, 2022. Use code fall25 to receive 25% off entry fees.
Submissions for The BookFest Awards Fall 2022 may be entered on The BookFest Adventure website. More information is also found there, including a complete list of eligible genres and categories.
Books are judged using an array of criteria to evaluate story, message, genre, theme, and aesthetics. Awards are bestowed based on genre and subgenre, as well as other categories such as best cover art and best website. There are four levels of awards including first place, second place, third place and honorable mention.
Books submitted for consideration to The BookFest Awards are evaluated with a three-round judging system: first by an expert vetting team to ensure submitted work meets necessary criteria, then by The BookFest associate judging committee, and then final determinations are made by the executive BookFest Awards judging committee.
Winners of The BookFest Awards will be announced during The BookFest Adventure livestream event. Awards are given in book genres as well as other categories such as best cover art and best website. There are four levels of awards in each subcategory.
All book award winners will receive:
Free downloadable certificate Free downloadable award graphic to use on their website, social media, newsletter etc. Free placement on The BookFest Adventure website award winners’ page
Optional purchase of award certificate
Optional purchase of award trophy
Optional purchase of award stickers
(Additional certificates and trophies may be purchased for coauthors, cover illustrators, editors, etc., but must be purchased under your account.)
Third place book award winners will receive: everything above plus be mentioned in a special article about The BookFest Award winners.
Second place book award winners will receive: everything above plus be linked to in The BookFest newsletter with 20,000+ subscribers.
First place book award winners will receive: everything above plus be linked to in the Official Winners Press Release sent to our media list of 3,000+ and online wire distribution to 300+ news/ media sites. First place winners will also be featured in social media posts on The BookFest social media platforms.
Select First place winners will be evaluated and may be invited to be a guest on the award-winning Books That Make You show. Three to six winners are anticipated to receive this special invitation.
The entire list of BookFest Award honorees from previous entries can be found on the Award Winners page.
About The Bookfest Adventure™ Livestream Event
The BookFest Adventure™ is the leader in virtual literary events and produces vital conversations on the world’s stage for those who love to read, and those who love to write. It launched May 2020 at a time when lockdown forced many live events to be cancelled. Free to attend, the biannual event happens in the spring and fall, and streams panel discussions, conversations, and live interactive sessions. An award winner, The BookFest Adventure Livestream Event has received recognitions from the Webby Awards with a nomination in 2021, a gold award from the Muse Creative Awards in 2020, and a silver award from the w3 Awards in 2020. The BookFest Adventure Livestream Event features an array of literary speakers, experts, and authors, which has included: Mitch Albom; Mark Coker; Robert G. Diforio; Cheryl Willis Hudson; Wade Hudson; Sarah Kendzior; Jonathan Maberry; Lisa Morton; James Rollins; Connie Schultz; Michael Shermer; Mark K. Shriver; Dennis E. Taylor; Danny Trejo; Helene Wecker; Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, and many others. The BookFest Adventure is presented by Books That Make You and produced by the Webby Award-Winning Black Château Enterprises. The BookFest is a registered trademark of Desireé Duffy, who is the founder of all three.