Topic: book awards

#Author Smarts: What to Do When You Win a #BookAward

#Author Smarts: What to Do When You Win a #BookAward

What’s next …  What do you do when you win a book award? The savvy #author tells others about it. Don’t count on your publisher to do it if you are published by someone other than your own company. You need strategies–below are 10 that will add life to your book award … it’s all part of book marketing. Start by creating a shout out for yourself. And doing a happy dance!
Book Awards are a badge …

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It’s Book Award Season for Authors … Which One Is for You?

It’s Book Award Season for Authors … Which One Is for You?

2013-2014 … Which Book Awards Are for You?         

As fall opens, authors start thinking book marketing and business again … your email may be loading up with a variety of solicitations to enter book awards. Do you … or don’t you? Are they worth the entry fee? Which do you submit to? And what do you do if your book is recognized … besides telling all your friends?
Book Awards … Some Have Deadlines Soon … Including …

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Will Your Book Get the Book Award Boot?

Will Your Book Get the Book Award Boot?

Fall kicks off the Book Award submission season. Will the author be honored for his or her words and book? Or will the Book Boot be felt? The question every author needs to ask is, “Did I do the best job in writing, in presenting, in connecting with my crowd—the people who need, want my words?” In other words, “Did I rush to publish?”

Working with authors every day, there are routine hiccups that are all too common. …

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2012-2013 … Which Book Awards Are for You?

2012-2013 … Which Book Awards Are for You?

Summer has passed and Fall is here, authors start thinking book marketing and business again. Book award possibilities are at every corner. Your email may be loading up with a variety of solicitations to enter book awards. Do you … or don’t you? Are they worth the entry fee? Which do you submit to? And what do you do if your book is recognized … besides telling all your friends?
Book Awards … Some Have Deadlines …

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2012-2013 … Which Book Awards Are for You?

2012-2013 … Which Book Awards Are for You?

                  As summer comes to a close, authors start thinking book marketing and business again. … your email may be loading up with a variety of solicitations to enter book awards. Do you … or don’t you? Are they worth the entry fee? Which do you submit to? And what do you do if your book is recognized … besides telling all your friends?

Can book awards make a difference? Yes, if they are the …

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Book Awards … Some Have Deadlines Soon … Including Special BONUS from USA Book News for Author U!

Book Awards … Some Have Deadlines Soon  … Including Special BONUS from USA Book News for Author U!

 
Which book awards do you enter? Do they matter?

Let’s start with the second question first. The answer: sometimes. Depending upon the tenacity of the author/publisher in getting the word out about the book and the award, you could be wasting your money. Awards can be used to market your book, but it doesn’t happen by itself. You will be the primary promoter. Always.
Some of the more established awards—USA Book News, Foreword, Ben Franklin, IPPY and …

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Marketing Your Book: Do You Quack About Your Book … or Just Peep Here and There?

Marketing Your Book: Do You Quack About Your Book … or Just Peep Here and There?

Do You Quack About Your Book … or Just Peep Here and There?

As summer unfolds, many authors who entered their books in award competitions a few months ago are getting the news—some are finalists, some take first place. Author U has gotten notification of several members who have earned recognition from book awards, with the latest being the National Indie Excellence Awards.  Congratulations to Roger Frame (Don’t Carve the Turkey with a Chainsaw), Cathy Hawk …

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Which Book Award Contests are Everywhere …

Which Book Award Contests are Everywhere …

Tis the season … Book award contests are everywhere. What do you do when you win a book award? The savvy author tells others about it. Don’t count on your publisher to do it if you are published by someone other than your own company. Wondering what Book Awards are worth their weight in entry fee costs? Author U posted a detailed list with submission guidelines in the January 2012 Resource news magazine that is …

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Book Publishing … Which Book Award Contests Merit Your Attention?

Book Publishing … Which Book Award Contests Merit Your Attention?

Book Awards List …
Which Book Awards Are for You?
It’s a new year … and thoughts of book awards get an author’s attention quickly … are they worth the entry fee? Which do you submit to? And what do you do if your book is recognized … besides telling all your friends?
Can book awards make a difference? Yes, if they are the right ones—that’s why Author U has cherry-picked the ones that are recommended for …

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