The Independent Author Network Announces the 2015 Book of the Year Awards
An international contest open to the public with 18 fiction and non-fiction categories. Winners are eligible to receive a share of cash and prizes exceeding $5,000 USD.
If you are an independent author, then you know how stiff the competition can be. It can be hard to make sure that your book is the one that stands out from the crowd. Winning an awards contest can greatly increase the likelihood of this happening. It will give you some money, which always helps, and just get your name and your title out there. Any little push can help, especially when ebooks are so prevalent. Anything you as a self-published can do to create hype around your book will always be a good thing and winning book awards is just the trick.
There is no downside to an independent author entering a book award contest. It will get the word out about your book, which is crucial. In a marketplace where millions of books are available, and hundreds of thousands of new titles are coming every year, even just a few people creating a buzz about your book can translate into real sales for you. Physical books as opposed to ebooks are in a little bit of danger right now, so entering a contest can help to secure your book’s place among on the best sellers table. Don’t be intimidated to join a contest, if you don’t win, there will always be others. But if you do win the contest, the gains for you will be great.
No matter what your book is like, or how you feel about it as an author, entering a book awards contest will do nothing but help you out in the long run. Everyone’s book needs a little bit of a push to make sure that it gets seen, and what better way to do that than winning a contest? Hype about your book equals sales. It also makes sure that the right people are seeing your book. Be aware of your audience and that they are looking for just this sort of push to go out and purchase your book right away. If even just a few people see that your book has won an award, they will be that much more likely to buy your book when they get the chance to because it is fresh in their mind.
Don’t be afraid of contests, they are set up to give you a boost where you need it.
Enter your book today!
The IAN 2015 Book of the Year Awards
A portion of entrance fees donated to http://www.FirstBook.org
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