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FAQ 2011 Hollywood Book Festival


LOS ANGELES -The 2021 Hollywood Book Festival is now in its late registration period for its annual competition celebrating books that deserve greater recognition from the film, television game and multimedia communities. All entries must be in our hands by August 7, 2021  to be eligible.

Our grand prize for the 2021 Hollywood Book Festival Author of the Year is a $1,500 appearance fee for our gala awards ceremony in Hollywood.

Based in the capital of show business, the Hollywood Book Festival aims to spotlight literature worthy of further consideration by the talent-hungry pipeline of the entertainment industry.

The 2021 Hollywood Book Festival considers published, self-published and independent publisher non-fiction, fiction, children's books, young adult, how-to, spiritual, wild card (anything goes!), unpublished stories, science fiction, biography/autobiography, sequels, genre-based, business and history.

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

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

a) non-fiction
b) fiction
c) children's books
d) how-to
e) business
f) wild card (anything goes!)
g) unpublished stories
h) biography/autobiography
i) genre-based
j) sequels
k) spiritual
l) young adult
m) history
n) science fiction
o) screenplays

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.

TO ENTER: Entry forms are available online here or may be faxed/e-mailed to you. 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

E-book entries are welcome. You can enter an e-book in three ways:

Send as a .pdf to our e-mail address labeled as “2021 E-book Entry” in the subject line. Please attach copies of your PayPal receipt and entry form to the email.

Click here to use our “Book Uploader” to send a copy of your work. We accept most e-book formats. Then send an e-mail to us labeled as “2021 E-Book Entry” with PayPal receipt and entry form attached.

You can also send us a Kindle copy as a gift. Send an e-mail to us indicating that you’ve sent the book, attaching your PayPal receipt and entry form, with subject line “2021 E-book Entry”

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 shortly after the entry deadline.

Late registration submissions in each category must be received by the close of business on August 7, 2021. Winners in each category will be notified by e-mail. Please note that judges read and consider submissions on an ongoing basis, comparing early entries with later submissions.

AWARDS: Winners of the 2021 Hollywood Book Festival will be honored at a gala ceremony at Hollywood, CA, exact date TBD.




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