book awards

2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist – Robert W. Lucas

I am excited to share that my first self-published book, Make Money Writing Books: Proven Profit Making Strategies for Authors was selected as a Finalist in the Writing/Publishing category of the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. The book shares best practices related to my writing and promoting thirty-seven books during the past two decades. It covers strategies and ideas for: Financially …

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Independent Book Publishers Association Annual Conference 2016

With only four more days before the 2016 Independent Book Publishers Association Publishing University, you still have time to register if you are an independent publisher or an author wanting to learn more about the publishing industry. There is always great networking, educational sessions by industry experts, and a vendor exposition where publishers printers and other companies offering associated services display …

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Florida Authors and Publishers Association 2015 Annual Conference

Authors and independent and small publishers are again coming together to discuss pertinent issues in the areas of self-publishing and resources for authors. In doing so, they will hear from subject matter experts in the areas of publishing, marketing and promoting books, building successful author platforms, non-fiction and fiction writing, and much more. The Florida Authors and Publishers Association is conducting its …

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Florida Authors and Publishers Ed-U-Conference and President’s Book Awards A BIG Success

The 2014 Florida Authors and Publishers annual Ed-U-Conference was just completed at the Ft. Lauderdale Pompano Beach Marriott Resort and Spa. Attendee reviews were all in the 6-7 range on a scale of 7. This year’s event included expert authors and speakers addressing topics including book trailers, use of social media to network and sell books, self publishing, editing with technology and …

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2014 FAPA President’s Book Awards Announced

 Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) is pleased to announce the guidelines for the 2014 FAPA President’s Book Awards, which recognizes book publishing excellence and creativity in design, content and production for North American authors and publishers! The awards are bigger and better than ever with more categories, including the chance to compete on either a national or state level. Early Bird submissions …

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Last Call Eric Hoffer Book Awards – $2000 Grand Prize

Submissions for the Eric Hoffer Awards for Short Prose and Independent Books ends January 21st for books and March 21st for prose. Two grand prizes are awarded annually: one for short prose (i.e. fiction and creative nonfiction) and one for independent books from  small, micro, and academic presses, as well as self-published books. Prizes  include a $250 award for short …

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2014 PEN Awards Now Soliciting Submissions

Do you have a published book that you feel is an “award winner?” If so, the PEN Literary Awards are now accepting submissions for their 2014 literary awards in multiple genres. The PEN Literary Awards are the most comprehensive in the United States. Each year, with the help of its partners and supporters, PEN confers more than $150,000 to writers …

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Writing Contests, Grants and Awards for Poets and Writers

Writers and authors trying to build their platform, gain exposure and generate revenue from their work(s) continually look for opportunities to participate in writing contests or competitions with their articles and books.  Such events provide a vehicle to have your materials critically evaluated by professionals and readers while also getting valuable exposure. Even if you do not win, you have …

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4th Annual Global Ebook Awards – 2014

If you have published an eBook with a copyright of 2012 or later, you are eligible to submit for the 2014 Ebook Awards competition sponsored by self-publishing guru, Dan Poynter. Submissions open September 1, 2013. This is another way to increase your personal brand and gain recognition for your book. For more information or to submit your ebook for consideration, visit http://GlobalEbookAwards.com. …

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Writer’s Digest Book Contests Open

If you are looking for a means of getting publicity for your books, increasing your personal brand, and potentially selling more copies of your new book, consider entering one of the Writer’s Digest Book Contests. While some categories have closed for 2013, others remain open at this time. By entering writing contests for self publishers, nonfiction, fiction, children’s, eBooks and other …

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