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):
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.
VOLUNTEER NOW FOR THE 32ND ANNUAL BOOK AWARDS, GIVEN IN 2022
You are invited to add books to this list at any time. To be considered for the 32nd Annual Award, the book must be originally published in 2021 by an author living or working in the region – OR – the subject matter must be specifically regional to one of the twelve Association states.
We are partnering with Shelf Awareness to send an announcement about the shortlists to your email customers on April 15. 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!
Nominations for the 32nd annual Reading the West Advocacy Award will open in the fall of 2021. Add. your email to the Mountains & Plains distribution list for updates.