In yesterday’s blog, I listed three awards programs I’ve had some experience with and can recommend to independent publishers and self-published authors who would like to garner some kudos for their work.
But I forgot to mention the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, organized by Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group (IBPPG) in conjunction with Marilyn Allen of Allen O’Shea Literary Agency.
The nonprofit Indie Book Awards offers cash prizes ranging from $100 to $1,500 for books in 60 separate categories–fiction and nonfiction. Perhaps more importantly, one winner from each category gets a review by literary agent Marilyn Allen, who has worked with such authors as Stephen King, Ken Follett, Barbara Kingsolver, John Gray, and Mary Higgins Clark.
One of my authors won a Finalist Award last year in the Children’s/Juvenile Fiction category. Perks included cash, an elegant awards reception at the Plaza in New York during Book Expo America (BEA), stickers for the cover of his books, and free publicity.
Deadline (for receipt of books) is February 24th.