August 27, 2021 is your last day to have your book nominated to the 39th National Book Awards. Awards are to be given out to the following categories — Literary, Non-literary, Design or Language Studies.
A books that wins an award gets a reader’s attention twice, thrice or as many times as needed for her or him to decide to bring home your book and display it on their bookshelf. Two books may be similar in content and form, but THE ONE that has won an award will convince a reader to bring yours to the check out counter.
Once nominated, you can market your book as having been “nominated to the National Book Awards,” which is so true, right? Garnering a book award however, opens doors of new opportunities for publicity and sales for you and your book. It will even invite readers to look up your other works.
In the end, submitting your book for nomination helps raise the standards and informs on the breadth of the Philippine book industry, especially as books really do help readers in this time of the pandemic. Books help locked down Filipinos fly into the farthest limits of their imagination and reach destinations without having to spend for a plane ticket!
Ready to nominate a book? Read the 39th National Book Awards general guidelines by clicking on the image above and clicking on the shown link, or copy and paste to the browser the link below: