One of the ways self publishers can get noticed and acquire readers is if they submit their novel to book awards. Book Cover Cafe has compiled a list of independent publisher book awards to check into; to see the full list visit: bookcovercafe.com/indpendent-publisher-book-awards-list/
- WD Self Published Book Awards @ writersdigest.com/competitions/selfpublished
- National Indie Excellence book Awards @ indieexcellence.com
- The IPPY Awards @ independentpublisher.com/ipland/IPAwards.php
Be careful when you enter awards or competitions. Try if you can to check them all out thoroughly, just because there may be a decent prize doesn’t mean it’s legit. Check for submission fees, read all guidelines and see if you keep all of the rights. What about copyright issues? If you’ve published your work most likely you have it copyrighted so make sure if by chance your stuff is copied you know what to do to protect your rights (get it? rights…copyRIGHTS anywho…). Bottom line be careful but have fun too.
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