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eLit Awards Entry Guidelines

Who May Enter

Publishers, authors, and creators worldwide making book/publishing related content in English (as of right now, we lack fluent speakers in other languages).


Creator account categories are open to anyone with active accounts for over six months with posting at least one post per week average.

For Audiobook categories, the audiobooks must have release dates of 2022-2024. Audiobooks must be gifts from your chosen platform to ensure consistency among judges (e.g.- gift from Audible or Spotify).

Entry Fees

Entry fees are based on a per-category basis (e.g.- if you enter in an audiobook category and website for your book, those are two separate categories and fees). Early-bird entry fees are available offering discounts to those who register before our posted deadlines.

  • Early Bird 1: Now through December 3, 2023
    $75 per category
  • Early Bird 2: December 4, 2023 - April 29, 2024
    $85 per category
  • Regular Entry: April 30, 2024 - September 24, 2024
    $95 per category

The online entry form will have prompts for social media account information, websites, etc.

Judging Process

Judging will be based on content, originality, and production quality. Our judging panel includes experts from the fields of publishing, libraries,

Final results are to be announced on or around November 16, 2024.


All entries must be received by September 24, 2024. We will confirm your entry via e-mail.

Awards and Recognition

Gold, silver, and bronze medals will be awarded in each category.

For more information, contact:

Amy Shamroe, Awards Director

1.800.644.0133 x1000



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Award Categories

  1. Audiobook- General Fiction*
  2. Audiobook- Mystery*
  3. Audiobook- Romance*
  4. Audiobook- Autobiography/Biography*
  5. Audiobook- Business*
  6. Audiobook- Self-Help*
  7. Best Book Trailer* (send mp4 file or include link to platform where it is hosted with book title on “Title” line of form)
  8. Best Website - Author (enter website address on “Title” line of form)
  9. Best Website- Book/Series (enter website address on “Title” line of form)
  10. Social Media Account- Author/Publisher (Tik Tok, Instagram, Facebook, etc) (enter website address for account or list platform and handle on “Title” line of form)
  11. Social Media Account- Library/Bookstore/Institution (enter website address for account or list platform and handle on “Title” line of form)
  12. Video Channel (YouTube, etc) (enter direct address for account or share platform and account name on “Title” line of form)
  13. Podcast- Book Club/Book Discussion Format
  14. Podcast- Interview/Author Hosted Format
  15. Blog/Longform Posts/Newsletter (blog, Substack, etc)

*Please send audiobook gifts and book trailer files to digital@jenkinsgroupinc.com. Trailer titles should be titled BookTitle.mp4 if not providing link to a platform to view.


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