FAQ

 

Eligibility Period and Requirements:

 

The eligibility period for all projects is January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015.

 

SUBMISSIONS AND ENTRY FEES for Urban Book of the Year Category ONLY

 

 

 

Authors seeking the honorary award for Urban Book of the Year for the AAMBC Literary Awards must be completed online at www.AAMBCAwards.com. Click Submissions

 

There is a $150, non-refundable processing fee for each submission.

 

Payments can be made at the completion of the online submission via PayPal credit card processing. Upon submission of your application a PayPal invoice will be sent to you. Deadline is April 30, 2015. **Note an author or its representative can enter**

 

The Five (5) nominees chosen for the Urban Book of the Year Award will be featured on the AAMBC Awards site, interviewed on the red carpet, reserved seating at the red carpet ceremony, and placement in the awards program.

 

 

 

Nominations for ALL other categories are from public submissions via the nomination links on our website at www.AAMBCAwards.com . Sending multiple nominations will not garner a greater chance at a nomination. You simply only need to send one submission form. The ONLY category required an entry fee is the Urban Book of the Year Award.

 

Any questions or concerns contact us at aambcvoting@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

AAMBC Award Categories

 

Literary Activist

 

Breakout Author of the Year

 

Book Club of the Year

 

Independent Publisher of the Year

 

Independent Digital Publisher of the Year

 

Publisher of the Year

 

eBook of the Year

 

Blogger of the Year

 

Non- Fiction/Self Help Book of the Year

 

Editor of the Year

 

Street Lit Writer of the Year

 

Male Author of the Year

 

Romance Author of the Year

 

Female Author of the Year

 

Christian Fiction Author of the Year

 

Magazine of the Year

 

Reviewer of the Year

 

Screenwriter of the Year

 

 

 

AAMBC Honorary Awards

 

Reader’s Choice Award

 

Nate Holmes Honorary Award

 

Francis Ray Lifetime Achievement Award

 

Urban Book of the Year

 

 

 

Nomination Process:

During a specified screening process the nominations will be reviewed by industry professionals. The screening is reviewed from individuals ranging from publishers, bloggers, book club presidents, publicist, editors, agents, and the AAMBC staff during the beginning parts of May.

 

Based on the member’s evaluation, the member then determines their top five (5)

 

Selections per category and applies the following criteria to each selection:

• Fair, Accurate and Inclusive Representations

 

• Originality

 

• Impact

 

• Cultural Responsibility/Integrity

 

• Overall Quality

 

 

 

Notification of Nomination:

 

 

 

Once nominees are chosen a live broadcast will be hosted on a special airing of AAMBC Radio at www.blogtalkradio.com/aambc . Also live tweets will go out on our twitter on account @aambookclub

 

An email will be sent to the nominee notifying them of their nomination and as well as we will supply them with a virtual nomination badge to promote your nod and seek votes.

 

We will ask the nominee to;

 

Confirm spelling of name and project/business

Main contact to publisher or agent (secondary contact)

RSVP for the red carpet ceremony

Nominees do not get FREE admission to the ceremony. But will be offered perks for the awards weekend and an invitation to be a part of the AAMBC Awards Inaugural Ceremony DVD special.

 

 

 

Winners of the AAMBC Award:

 

 

 

Winners will NOT be notified beforehand on their win. Winners will be announced live at the red carpet ceremony. Segments of the event will be recorded for the AAMBC Awards Inaugural Ceremony DVD. The winners will also be tweeted out during the live ceremony on our twitter account @aambookclub and live images will be posted on our Instagram @aambookclub. Follow the trend #AAMBCAwards

 

 

 

FAQ

Where is the awards? In Atlanta

 

What hotel should I stay in? Aloft, Hilton Atlanta, Residence Inn by Marriott-Atlanta, Georgia Tech Hotel

 

Can readers come or is it just for authors? Readers and book clubs are welcomed to come

 

Do nominees have to purchase admission tickets? Yes they do

 

Can I be a vendor at this event? Vending is allowed at the Friday event, Lit Ish, and Sunday’s books and coctails event. It is on first come basis.

 

How can a author be a presenter? Email the directors at aambcvoting@gmail.com

 

 

 

Hotel Recommendation

 

Aloft- 300 Spring St NW, Atlanta, GA 30308

 

Hilton Atlanta- 255 Courtland Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30303

 

Residence Inn by Marriott-Atlanta- 134 Peachtree Street NW Atlanta, GA

 

 

 

Location of event:

 

2016 Events will take place at 3 locations:

 

Ferst Theater at Georgia Tech University

 

Barnes and Noble and Georgia Tech University

 

444 Highland Ave, Atlanta GA

 

 

 

Are tickets refundable:

No ticket are refundable how ever you can transfer your ticket by personally selling it.

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