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Amazing December Offer

Listen up! This is possible the best deal we have organised for entrants/past entrants in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. Don't let it pass you by!

Hi everybody,

In December, we have organised 6 reviewers to do Editorial Reviews at a 25% discount. It's only for December so contact me ASAP if you wish us to organise a review for you. By the way, this service is TOTALLY SEPARATE FROM THE AWARDS, so don't confuse the two.
Below is a little info about Editorial Reviews which I lifted off our website. As you will see, the cost is usually £79 ($99), but we'll reduce that by 25%. In the case of this offer, every penny (cent) will go directly to the reviewer.
Have a read of the info below and let me know if you are interested.

Need an Editorial Review? We are 83% cheaper than Kirkus!

It is so important to have a catchy review on the front and back cover of your 'soon to be published' or 'recently published' or even 'published a long time ago' book. And, of course, on your Amazon Book Page under Editorial Reviews. You know the sort of thing: 'Superb! A laugh-out-loud gem.' Or 'This is a very, VERY funny book. John Smith is a top-notch children's writer.' But how do you get them? The book's not out yet.

You can, of course, pay Kirkus to do a review but they charge a whopping $425 - $575!

So why not let 'Wishing Shelf Reviews' do it for you. We not only do it faster than Kirkus (2 – 3 weeks) but we only charge $99 (£79) minus a further 25%. We guarantee the reviewer (mostly editors, authors, teachers, PhDs in business and medicine) will read the book cover to cover and the review will be honest and in depth. If it's a children's book, you can even request that I do it. If you didn't know, I'm a winner of the UK People's Book Prize and, last year, my books sold over 100,000 direct to UK schools.


Send a digital copy of your book (preferably a PDF) to Write 'REVIEW' in the subject box.

Pay our Paypal account ( £79 or $99 (reduce this by a further 25% for this December offer)

Two to three weeks later, we will send you a catchy, single line review for the front/back of your book plus a further 200-300 word review which you can then distribute as you see fit to market your book. If you wish, we will even put the review on Goodreads for you.


3 x Award Entry + 3 x Editorial Review 1/2 Price

Hi everybody,

Every year, we offer a wonderful deal for entrants in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. Basically, if you plan to write/publish a number of books over the next few years, this is for you.

As you probably know, we offer an Editorial Review service which is separate to the Awards. For info on what an Editorial Review is, go to

So, what's the wonderful deal? Well, if you would like to enter 3 books in the Awards and also organise 3 Editorial Reviews, we can offer to do this at HALF PRICE! And there's no time limit as to when you can do it. So, if you wish, you could enter a book in 2020, a book in 2021 and a book in, say, 2028. And have 3 separate Editorial Review on completely different books (or the same books) whenever you wish. The cost of entering three books in the Awards and having three Editorial Reviews would normally be $564 (£444). But we would only charge you $282 (£222).

Interested? Contact me and let me know. I will then send you a Paypal inv. Then, whenever you wish - this year, next year, ten years from now - you can enter three books in the Awards plus we will organise three separate Editorial Reviews.

Considering Kirkus presently charge $575 for ONE Editorial Review, this must be the best offer ever!!!

Let me know,




Update for 202 Entrants

Hi everybody,

Just a short update on how everything's going at The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. As you might know, ALL the feedback from the 2019 Award has now been sent out. So, if you entered your book in 2019 and picked Opt 2, you should be ALL SORTED!

I have good news for all the authors/publishers who entered in 2020 (or still plan to enter in 2020) and picked Opt. 2. We are planning/organising to have all your feedback sent out to you between March 2021 (when we announce the finalists ) and June! Considering it took from March to September this year and from March through to November the year before, this is a vast improvement. 
By the way, if you didn't know, when we send you your feedback, we can then (if you wish us to) post your feedback on Amazon, Bookbub and Goodreads.

Here's the plan for authors entering the 2020 awards:

1. We announce the FINALIST on March 1st 2021. We will then list all the FINALIST on the website, including the book cover and a link to the book's Amazon page. We will also then begin sending out feedbacks to non-finalists and sending out the finalist certificate. They'll also be a chance for FINALISTS to purchase the AMAZING FINALIST medal! Finally, the FINALIST logo will be posted on the website which authors can download and add to front covers of FINALIST books.

2. We announce the WINNERS (taken from the FINALISTS) on 1st April 2021. There will be 1 gold medal winner for every category, 2 silver and 3 bronze. However,in Category 5 (which is always the biggest category), we double it up; so in Cat 5 they'll be 2 gold medal winners, 4 silver and 6 bronze. We then list all the winning books on the website including the book cover and a link to the book's Amazon page.

3. Then things start getting crazy. We will be sending out the WINNER certificate. Also, we will be sending out the WINNER MEDALS! We will be organising a Twitter event to promote the WINNERS and we will be sending out a press release to over 100 reader-related bloggers promoting the FINALISTS and the WINNERS. And, of course, we will be sending out the rest of the feedbacks and running promos on Goodreads and with The Fussy Librarian.

That's it!

This year, we have over 100 adult readers judging the books and over 150 children readers. We guarantee every book will be read by a minimum of 15 readers. And, if you picked Opt. 2, you'll be getting the feedback from them. Personally, I think that's the best part of this award, and why it's so much better than any of the others.

I hope that helps to clarify things for you all. REMEMBER, if you still want to enter the awards (or enter another book), you still can! If you want more info on ANYTHING to do with the Awards, you will find it on the

Chat soon, stay safe,

Edward (B B Buttons)

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