Past winners of the Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award agree: Book Awards do make a difference.
Here is what two winners have to say about winning the Book of the Year Award:
“The CSPA awards are well worth entering. I’ve been amazed how differently folks respond when they see ‘Christian Small Publishers Book of the Year.’ Awards really do matter.” ~Raising Real Men
“I’m enjoying the gold stickers from CSPA that state it’s a ‘Book of the Year’ to put on the book’s cover! They really draw people’s attention.” ~Deliver Me
Not only does a book award draw attention to your book, here are three more things it does for a book:
- A book award adds an effective marketing tool to your arsenal. The additional press coverage your title can receive for winning an award is a boon. Newspapers, magazines and bloggers love to write about award-winning books.
- A book award provides the author and publisher with added prestige. By including the words “award-winning author” or “award-winning publications” you bring credibility to your author and publishing house, opening the door for more publicity opportunities to market your books.
- Award stickers influence buyers. Studies indicate that given two books on the same topic, buyers will gravitate toward the book that boasts an award sticker.
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 2011 or 2012 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 and the deadline to enter for the 2013 Book of the Year Award is November 15, 2012.