Congratulations to the 32nd Annual Reading the WEst Book Award Winners

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The 33rd Annual Awards

The 33rd Annual Reading the West Book Awards will be celebrated in 2023. You can volunteer to be on a reading committee or suggest any books publish shed in 2022 to be considered using the forms below.

Volunteer for a Reading Committee

Add your name to our roster of potential readers for next year’s reading committees and help us choose the Reading the West shortlists. Let us know that you’re interested and we’ll be in touch in the fall with more details. 

 

READING COMMITTEES ARE FULL NOW. WE'LL BE IN TOUCH WITH ALL COMMITTEE MEMBERS BEFORE NOVEMBER 20, 2022.

Suggest a Title to be nominated

You are invited to add books to this list at any time. To be considered for the 33rd Annual Award, the book must be originally published in 2022 by an author living or working in the region – OR – the subject matter must be specifically regional to one of the fourteen Association member states. 

 

NOW ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS FOR BOOKS PUBLISHED IN 2022

Promote the Awards & Sell More Books

Here’s a list of things you can do NOW, and year round, to sell more books by promoting the current and previous Reading the West Book Award winners. See the link below for a full collection of digital assets, information on author social media links, and more):

Shelf Awareness Award Announcement

YOU CAN ANNOUNCE THE READING THE WEST BOOK AWARD SHORTLIST TITLES AND ENCOURAGE VOTING, AND WE’LL DO ALL THE WORK!

 

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We are partnering with Shelf Awareness to send an announcement about the shortlists to your email customers. The store-branded e-blast will link to a branded web page featuring all of the shortlist titles, each with a buy-button linked to your e-commerce platform. It will encourage customers to buy books from you, read them, and vote for the winners!

 

If you’ve sent our Holiday Gift Guide via Shelf Awareness, or if you send Shelf for Readers, or their new Pre-Order blast to your customers, you’re ready to go! New to Shelf Awareness emails? All you need is your email list and logo!

Download Digital Marketing Materials

  • We’ve created digital assets for your use to promote the shortlist titles and the winners. Find it here.
  • Be sure to include links to your website and virtual displays in your digital promotions.
  • Build your in-store and virtual displays and enter the display contest.
  • Member stores can order physical materials: bookmarks, stickers, and more via the form below.

 

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