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Gold Seal Premium


Gold Seal Premium

Trafford recognizes that self-published titles of excellent quality deserve recognition and respect in the literary world. The Gold Seal is Trafford’s proof of support for those of its authors with superior literary work.

With the Gold Seal Premium, Trafford submits your title to a recognized professional reviewer, the US Review of Books. Once your title gets a positive review, you will be credited with our Gold Seal of Literary Excellence to strengthen your book’s marketing campaign. A positive review on your cover from a respected book reviewer such as the US Review of Books is a compelling recommendation and an indication of quality work.

Whether you get a positive review or not, the Gold Seal Premium also provides a comprehensive platform of bookselling and marketing services.

What Are The Eric Hoffer Awards?
The Eric Hoffer Awards for short prose and independent books was established to open doors of opportunity for writing of significant merit. The awards honor the memory of the great American philosopher Eric Hoffer by highlighting excellent writing and the independent spirit of self-publishing. Two grand prizes are awarded annually, one for short prose and one for independent books from small presses and self-published books.

The Premium US Review of Books service includes submission of your title to the Eric Hoffer Awards.

What Is The Advance Print Magazine?
The ultimate comprehensive advance title listing and purchasing tool, Advance is published monthly by Ingram and distributed five weeks prior to the issue month. Advance includes major hardcover, trade paperback, and audio book titles, mass market titles scheduled for release during each issue month, and new releases. It is distributed to 13,500 booksellers, librarians, and international accounts.

With the Gold Seal Premium, you get:

  • Premium Review Service from the US Review of Books (plus submission to the Eric Hoffer Awards)
  • The opportunity to have Trafford’s Gold Seal of Literary Excellence stamped on your cover once you get a positive review. You can also use the Gold Seal on other marketing platforms like your book’s website
  • Booksellers Return Program for 2 years
  • A Single Slot Ad in Ingram’s Advance Print Catalog
  • Publicity Plan – NetSpeak Edition

*Free cover revision to include the Gold Seal and adding of a blurb from the reviewer’s critique if you get a positive review.


Disclaimer: Prices are subject to change without prior notice. Prices listed do not include any applicable sales, use, excise, value-added, goods and services, or other tax, which will be added to the total at the time of purchase. Other restrictions may also apply.

Prepare for Publication

Call a publishing consultant today at 844-688-6899 or e-mail Your publishing consultant will assist you along the publishing process, make sure you read the terms and conditions, and take your payment. (We accept credit card, check, or money order). After the submission of your materials, you’ll be on your way to having your book published. Are you looking to sign up for additional marketing services? Call your Marketing Consultant today at 844-688-6899 to get a free consultation on the services that would work best for your marketing campaign. You may also send an e-mail to