above the noise of the competition.
One of the most highly regarded awards programs for indie authors is the IPPY Awards, which was started by Independent Publisher Magazine 20 years ago. My first novel, Mental Pause, was a bronze award-winner in the best adult fiction ebook category in 2013. I was both shocked and pleased, as it was the first awards program I had ever entered. The publicity alone was well worth it, not to mention a great party in New York!
The point is, including awards programs in your book launch marketing plan is a solid strategy. It’s great exposure for both you as an author and for your books.
Here are the awards programs I’m submitting or have already submitted …