Who doesn’t want to win an award? An award boldly states that you have accomplished something.
As a publisher or author, a book award brings you immense satisfaction and can increase your book’s sales. Any publishing company whose book wins an award immediately gains prestige. Authors whose books win an award gain credibility. Books that win awards gain increased exposure which can lead to more sales.
Awards do influence buyers. Jim Cox of the Midwest Book Review says:
“The fact is award stickers help to convince buyers to purchase. I’ve seen this happen with librarians— when faced with two competing titles and a limited acquisition budget the librarians will take the one that won an award, any award, over the title that doesn’t have an award to its credit. I’m confident that this same phenomena works for bookstore patrons browsing the shelves as well.”
Of course, a book can’t win an award unless it is entered into at least one book award program. There are scores of book award programs available for books by independent publishers. Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award is just one of many programs out there.
If you have a book published in 2010 or 2011 that is Christian in nature. Then I encourage you to enter your book in the Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award. Just head on over to www.christianbookaward.com and nominate your book today. The entry fee is only $40.00.
Who knows? Your book might be a winner and sport an award sticker next year!