Benefits & Advantages
These exclusive benefits are reserved for select Recognition Program authors with exceptional books. Benefits are designed to help your book succeed. Depending on which designation your book receives, you can receive the following benefits:
Receiving a Recognition Program designation gives you validation of the quality of your work and message. On a professional level, it communicates that same message to readers and book buyers.
Receiving a designation in one of our Recognition Programs demonstrates your title's editorial quality to literary agents and booksellers, and as a result can help provide you with enhanced opportunities for exposure on local, regional and national levels.
We promote your book through various channels to maximize exposure. Program books are highlighted in our online bookstore, and Rising Star and STAR books are publicized through our social media accounts. Top-level STAR books also receive recognition via a web-optimized press release.
Rising Star and STAR designation ensures your book is desirable to retailers by registering your softcover in the Booksellers Return Program and providing retailers with industry-standard discounts. We also optimize STAR books for the market and genre, including book design enhancements and additional industry-standard registrations.
Gain access to more opportunities through our professional connections. We pitch Rising Star and STAR books to Barnes & Noble for considered placement within their bookstores. STAR titles gain access to nationally-recognized book award opportunities and are pitched by our Rights Consultant to traditional publishing houses, international publishers and audiobook publishers.
When you set a goal to reach our top-level STAR designation, you follow a path to success with each level, from Editor's Choice to Rising Star to STAR. Once you earn Rising Star, we'll send you a package of marketing and bookselling tips to help you reach the top level.