Literary Gateway Bundle


A book award is more than a feather in your cap or an emblem on the front cover. Awards make books more valuable in the eyes of the ordinary consumer. It helps boost credibility, create awareness of the book, and even grow one’s audience. It’s a marketing tool not often explored but one that you, as an author, shouldn’t overlook.

Finding the right literary award to enter and submitting a professional application, can be both daunting and time-consuming tasks. Trafford Publishing simplifies the process for you with Literary Gateway, so you can explore award opportunities at your fingertips easily and get a professional book review to help you build your author brand.

What does the Literary Gateway service include?

AwardsFinder is a book award-matching platform that finds you one award opportunity per week throughout your 6-month Pro access. On a monthly basis, AwardsFinder will target one literary award opportunity as the best match, create the nomination package for your book and professionally submit the entry of your behalf.

  • BlueInk Review

BlueInk Review, the brainchild of an internationally known literary agent and an award-winning book review editor, was created with a specific purpose: to respectfully and professionally find and celebrate the best of self-published books. Your BlueInk review is a 250- to 300-word objective book review that considers facts and style as the reviewer deems appropriate. Your book review will be posted on the BlueInk website, unless requested otherwise.

  • Eligibility for a feature on BookMad

If you win an award, it will be featured in BookMad Magazine, an online publication dedicated to empower self-published authors. It will also be announced on BookMad’s Facebook page.

  • Option for Cover Resubmission to add the review blurb and/or any award seals to your book cover.

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