#MKTG 19 – Book Awards

Story Empire

Hello, SE’ers! It’s Jan again to talk about another aspect of marketing our books through entering book award contests. I’m going to take a look a the pros and cons.

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First, I want to take a look at the pros of entering book award contests.

  • It gives extra exposure to your book
  • Can boost an author’s confidence
  • Gives an author bragging rights when there’s a win, place, or show 🙂
  • Often book award contest judges provide invaluable feedback to the author
  • Raises your book’s credibility status
  • You can win cool prizes
  • They are inexpensive
  • You get to add the words, “Award-Winning Author” to your credentials (when you win)
  • You can display your award trophies or medals at book signings
  • Can provide motivation to keep writing!

The first book award I won gave me the confidence to call myself an author. Up until that time, I still…

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  1. Jan Sikes · September 22

    Mark, thank you so much for reblogging my Story Empire post!


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