Transcript of "Judges Appointed for Global eBook Awards"
For Immediate Release . . . Contact: Barbara Gaughen (“gone”) Gaughen Global Public Relations +1-805-968-8567Dan Poynter’s Global Ebook Awards has appointed227 judges so far and most are evaluating morethan a single category of ebooks. That means eachof the 76 categories of books will have severaljudges. In an award contest, the more judges, themore thorough and objective the judging.http://GlobalEbookAwards.comJudges represent a wide range of category expertsbut have one thing in common: each love thecategory they are judging. Judges range from book bloggers toreviewers,librarians, book club, and reading circle members, as well as professionalcritics and subject matter experts in the category they prefer.For categories, see http://globalebookawards.com/registration/The Global Ebook Awards has an advantage over awards for printed books.Judges retrieve the books they want to read from Smashwords.com. Judgeshave a choice between PDF, EPUB, Kindle, Sony, Nook, etc. so they can readon their favorite device. And, the Global Ebook Awards headquarters doesnot have to absorb the expense of shipping heavy paper books to thenumerous judges.While the judges’ subjective evaluation is most important, The Awardsheadquarterssupplies judges with a score sheet to aid them in their objectiveevaluation. For an example of the evaluation sheet, seeSeehttp://globalebookawards.com/instructions-for-judges/http://globalebookawards.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/JudgesScoreSheet.pdf
Judges may begin reading and evaluating books as soon as they sign up forthe program. The deadline for submissions is March 12 and the contestcloses on June 15. So judges can read at their leisure. Judges who have timeto read books are more thorough in their evaluations.Judges are listed on the Global Ebook Awards website (unless they wish toremain anonymous) and they are encouraged to display the special Awardslogo on their websites, blogs, email signatures, etc.While publishers of all sizes are welcome to enter ebooks for evaluation, wewant this contest to be a place where self-publishers can stand alongsideother authors on an equal footing with an equal shot at exposure andrecognition.For more information on judging, seeSee http://globalebookawards.com/judges-judging/Volunteers for judging are still being accepted. Request to be an Awardjudge to Barbara Gaughen (“gone”), Gaughen Global Public Relations,Barbara@rain.org +1-805-968-8567Supply your contact information, the URL you want to promote, and theebook category of your choice. You may choose more than one category.▪ Your Name▪ Your Mailing Address, Telephone Number.▪ Your Email Address▪ The website URL You Want to Promote▪ The eBook Category(ies) of Your Choicehttp://globalebookawards.com/judging/Judges who are bloggers and reviewers are encouraged to review the booksthey read on Amazon, B&N.com, Midwest Book Review and other reviewperiodicals.Judges may enter their own ebooks in other categories but not thecategories they are judging.The Second Annual Award ceremony will be held in gorgeous Santa Barbaraon August 18 2012.Dan Poynter’s Global Ebook Awards is a division of Para Publishing LLC ofSanta Barbara.-30- GeBA NR-12Many Judges