Can’t Never Did

I often tell my children, “Can’t never did.” The “can’t” mindset keeps many people from achieving their dreams. After I tell my kids “Can’t never did,” I add, “It never hurts to try.”

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The same is true for book awards. You can’t win an award unless you try. The way to try is to nominate your book for awards.

Book awards bring exposure to books. Exposure generates sales. Sales mean more money in your pocket. So, try for some book awards.

One award you can try for is the Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award. This award is designed to highlight excellent books by small publishers and independently published authors. The goal is to show the Christian community that small publishers and independently published authors have a valuable message to share.

The nomination period for the 2014 Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award is coming to a close. Publishers and authors have until November 15, 2013 (just two weeks) to nominate books. For this year’s award:

  1. Books must be published by a small publisher with annual revenues of $400,000 or less.
  2. Nominated books must be Christian in nature and intended for the Christian marketplace.
  3. All nominated books must be printed in English and for sale in the United States.
  4. Any small publisher or independently published author can nominate titles for the Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award.
  5. Each book can only be nominated for one category.
  6. Nominated books must be published in 2012 or 2013.

The useful thing about Christian Small Publishers Book of the Year Award is that this award is designed to benefit even those books that don’t win an award. Every book entered into the award gets exposure with Christian readers and retailers. The exposure the nominated books receive during the award’s voting period is valuable in and of itself.

If you have not yet nominated your qualified book for the 2014 Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award, remember, “Can’t never did.” Head on over to www.christianbookaward.com and nominate your book today.

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