Sunday, January 31, 2010

Awards, Awards, Awards...Tis the Season!

Oscars, Grammys, and Emmys...oh my! For indie authors, the opportunities for recognition are . . . ummmm . . . infrequent to say the least. And unfortunatey, the few opportunities available do not come without their costs. But I wanted to post information about some upcoming awards shows specifically designed for indie authors and publishers. Most of the deadlines are coming up in March, so if you're interested in entering your book for consideration, get your entry in as soon as possible.

And here they go...

2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards®
Deadline: March 10
Cateories: 60 - fiction and non-fiction
Top Prizes: $1,500, a pretty trophy and bragging rights.
Entry Fee: $75 per category

National Indie Excellence Award
Deadline: March 31
Categories: A lot
Top Prizes: thousands of dollars in tv radio and other media promotion
Entry Fee: $65.00 per category

Independent Publisher - IPPY Awards
Deadline: March 20th
Categories: 67
Top Prizes: Gold, Silver, Bronze Medals (All I could find)
Entry Fee: $85.00 per category

Writer's Digest Self Published Competition
Deadline: May 3
Categories: A lot
Top Prizes: $3,000, promotion in Writer's Digest and Publisher's Weekly, submission to major reviewers - The Washington Post, NY Times, etc. etc.
Entry Fee: $125 first category, $75 each additional category

(Notice: I do not endorse any award over another, nor can I vouch for the validity of any of the above organizations or their awards. So, please do your research and enter at your own risk.)

2 comments:

  1. Why do the awards we (Indie authors) are elligible fr have to cost so much? And then the prize for winning is little too...lol
    Thanks for the info though. I broadcasted it on my blog too.

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