2017 Hollywood Book Festival

The Hollywood Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual competition celebrating books that deserve greater recognition from the film, television game and multimedia communities.

2012 Hollywood Book Festival

The Hollywood Book Festival will consider published, self-published and independent publisher non-fiction, fiction, children’s books, teenage, how-to, audio/spoken word, ‘zines, comics, e-books, fan fiction, wild card (anything goes!), unpublished stories, genre-based and biography/autobiography works.

A panel of judges will determine the winners based on the following criteria:

  1. The story-telling ability of the author;
  2. The potential of the work to be translated into other forms of media

Our grand prize for the Hollywood Book Festival Author of the Year is a $1,500 appearance fee and a flight to Los Angeles for our gala awards ceremony, to be held in July, 2017.

ENTRIES: Please classify your book and enter it in the following categories. Multiple entries must be accompanied by a separate $75 fee for each book.

  1. General Non-fiction
  2. General Fiction
  3. Children’s books
  4. E-books
  5. Comics/’zines
  6. How-To
  7. Fan Fiction
  8. Wild Card
  9. Unpublished Stories
  10. Teenage
  11. Biography/Autobiography
  12. Audio/spoken word
  13. Screenplays
  14. Genre-based

In addition to honoring the top selections in the above categories, The Hollywood Book Festival will award the following chosen from submissions:

  1. Hollywood Book Festival Author of the Year Honors the outstanding book of the competition.
  2. Hollywood Book Festival Design of the Year Honors outstanding and innovative design.
  3. Hollywood Book Festival Publisher of the Year Honors the top publisher based on potential to develop future works suitable for transformation into other media.

FESTIVAL RULES: Hollywood Book Festival submissions cannot be returned. Each entry must contain the official entry form, including your e-mail address and contact telephone number. All shipping and handling costs must be borne by entrants.

NOTIFICATION AND DEADLINES: We will notify each entry of the receipt of their package via e-mail and will announce the winning entries on this web site shotly after the entry deadline.

TO ENTER:  A registration Form may be faxed/e-mailed to you or you can register online by clicking the button below.

Applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable entry fee via check, money order or PayPal online payment of $75 in U.S. dollars for each submission. Multiple submissions are permitted but each entry must be accompanied by a separate form and entry fee.

Entry fee checks should be made payable to JM Northern Media LLC. We’re sorry, but entries must be mailed and cannot be delivered in person or by messenger services to the JM Northern Media offices.

Entry packages should include one copy of the book; any relevant marketing material; a copy of your official entry form; and the entry fee or receipt from online payment. Entries should be mailed to:

JM Northern Media LLC
attn: Hollywood Book Festival
7095 Hollywood Boulevard
Suite 864
Hollywood, CA 90028-0893
Phone: 323-665-8068

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