iUniverse brings you the lowdown on book awards
iUniverse today is examining that historically chauvinistic bastion of the traditional book publishing world –Literary Awards. For any book to win a literary award is the ultimate accolade, however in the early days of indie books the traditional awards were reluctant to accept self-published books, however things have changed dramatically as the revolution in book publishing has gathered such momentum. Nowadays most of the big boys of the US and international book awards accept indie books, including The Pulitzer. As well as national awards there are regional ones, genre specific ones and, of cause, the many book festivals across the country and overseas.
Winning an award is not only prestigious, but can be very lucrative too. Entry fees vary but if you want to generate more book sales then it may well be worth the expense given the potential returns that winning will engender.
iUniverse takes a look at the growing number of book awards for self-published authors