As more and more authors opt for the self-publishing path to sharing their fiction and nonfiction, more resources and more recognition are giving this choice ever-greater credibility. This year, Writer’s Digest, is presenting its 23rd Annual Self-Published Book Awards, one of the best-established competitions in the field. Co-hosted by Book Marketing Works, LLC, the competition showcases independent authors and their books in a wide variety of genres. All books self-published between 2010 and 2015 are eligible.
Books are eligible for one or more categories: Mainstream/Literary Fiction; Nonfiction: Inspirational (Spiritual, New Age); Life Stories (Biographies, Autobiographies, Family Histories, Memoirs) Children’s Picture, Middle-Grade/Young Adult, Reference (Directories, Encyclopedias, Guide Books), and Poetry.
One Grand Prize winner will receive:
An $8,000 cash prize
A trip to the Writer’s Digest Conference
Promotion in Writer’s Digest (March/April 2016 issue)
Writer’s Digest editorial endorsement sent to major publishing review houses
A one-year membership to Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA)
Promotion in a special sales catalog, providing national representation via 60,000 salespeople reaching non-bookstore markets
A Marketplace Readiness Assessment of cover, pricing, category, market and packaging
A guaranteed review in Midwest Book Review
A consultation with Book Shepherd Judith Briles
First-place winners will also receive a cash award and a variety of marketing and promotional benefits.
Early bird deadline: April 1, 2015. For entry details, visit: WritersDigest.com. Write on!