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And the Winner is… Awards Programs for Fiction Writers

Getting recognition for your writing in the form of an award is not only a boost in confidence but it’s also a great marketing and PR opportunity. Having an industry stamp of approval from an unbiased judging process is a great endorsement of the quality of your writing and gives you fodder to help rise 2013 IPPY Awards in NY 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 program

Meet 'n Greet Fellow Bloggers!

This is me in Peggy's Cove Nova Scotia :) It gives me great pleasure to re-blog this post from Danny at Dream Big, Dream Often . I'm always looking for great blogs to follow and highlight. Looking forward to meeting everyone :) What day is it??!!  Meet and Greet Day! Ok so here are the rules: Leave a link to your page or post in the comments of this post. Reblog  this post.  It helps you, it helps me, it helps everyone!  So don’t be selfish, hit the  reblog  button. Edit  your  reblog  post and add tags (i.e. reblogging, reblog, meet n greet, link party, etc.), it helps, trust me on this one. Share  this post on social media.  Many of my non-blogger friends love that I put the Meet n Greet on Facebook and Twitter because they find new bloggers to follow.  This helps also, trust me. And if you leave a link and don’t follow me, how about ya  show ole Danny some love ? Now that all the rules have been clearly explained get out there and meet n greet your butts of