They can be used as part of your branding, on your business cards, on your website, on your individual book pages on the website, within your email signatures. Think book. Think visual. Think marketing. Think how this one item can nudge you a bit and beyond many other authors in the mix.
Here’s what’s open right now and merit you and your book’s attention–what’s open and should get your attention, the deadline date and the website to go to and submit your book.
eGlobal Book Awards for eBooks (April 30th deadline): http://globalebookawards.com/
IPPY Awards (March 15th deadline): http://www.independentpublisher.com/ipland/ipawards.php
Writer’s Digest Self Published Awards (early bird ends April 1): http://www.writersdigest.com/competitions/selfpublished/
USA Book News Awards (March 31): http://usabooknews.com/2014usabestbookawards.html
International Book Awards (March 31): http://www.internationalbookawards.com/2014callforentries.html
Indie Excellence Book Awards (March 31): http://indieexcellence.com/
Some have more categories than others. Some just take the copyright date for last year; others cover a few years. And, good luck! Let a book award be in your midst!
Judith Briles is known as The Book Shepherd a book publishing expert and coach. She is the Founder of Author U, a membership organization created for the serious author who wants to be seriously successful. She’s been writing about and conducting workshops on publishing since the 80s. Judith is the author of 31 books including Author YOU: Creating and Building Your Author and Book Platforms, Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers and a speaker at publishing conferences.
Become part of her inner circle by joining the Author’s Ark and exclusive monthly webinar and coaching event. Her audio and workbook series, Creating Your Book and Author Platform is now available. Join Judith live on Thursdays at 6 p.m. EST for Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing on the Toginet Network at http://togi.us/authoru. Follow @AuthorU and @MyBookShepherd on Twitter and do a “Like” at AuthorU and TheBookShepherd on Facebook. If you want to create a book that has no regrets, contact Judith at Judith@Briles.com.
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