I’m quite proud to be a nominee for the 2016 Summer Indie Book Awards, hosted by Metamorph Publishing. My novel The Human-Undead War: Dark Intentions was nominated in two categories, and a collection I co-edited, What Goes Around, was nominated in the Anthology category. I’m especially excited to see WGA included – those authors deserve some recognition! Also, the nomination lists are gigantic, so we’re up against some talented work.
Of course, I want your vote for both of these works, but no matter what, I at least want you to get on the site and vote for your favorite indie authors. These awards are a nice way to recognize the writers who masturbate all day and toil with wordplay at night all for the sake of being criticized and ridiculed at book club meetings.
Here’s some more info straight from the publisher:
2016 Summer Indie Book Awards!
The cold of winter is setting in, at least for those of us in the northern Hemisphere of the world. But we at Metamorph Publishing aren’t letting that get us down! We’re already looking forward to a sizzling summer, and we’re here to announce our first annual Indie Book Awards! You heard that right, a summer book awards! The event officially begins on January 1st of each year, and nominations will be accepted through midnight CST on August 31st each year. Voting will begin on September 1st and end on September 10th each year.
“What’s the big deal,” you ask? “There are all kinds of contests out there.” And you’re right, there are hundreds, probably thousands of book awards. But many of them are only for unpublished authors, or authors who only write in certain narrow genres, or for authors who have never published before in a particular genre. Plus, there are plenty of them that charge an entry fee, some of which are prohibitive to authors who publish independently, without the backing of a large and powerful publishing house.
So, we did something different with the Summer Indie Book Awards! Entry was free, and nominations were accepted from any indie or small-press author regardless of their current published or non-published state, or what genre they write in.
Feel free to join up with the event on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1099924726693772, and like the official Facebook page of the Summer Indie Book Awards at https://www.facebook.com/summerindiebookawards. You can also sign up for the newsletter at: http://eepurl.com/bL43cf so you can stay up to date with all the latest news! In the pinned post of the Facebook event, you’ll find these links, along with links to a Google Drive folder where you can look and see who’s already been nominated. Winners in each genre will receive a prize.
But it’s not only the winners that will benefit from the Summer Indie Book Awards. All nominated authors will have the potential to reach hundreds, if not more, of new readers (readers often have a preferred genre, and while they’re voting for their favorite author, will come across others they may not have tried yet), and reach a huge new audience through the social media forums. And readers will benefit from having a wealth of new books in front of them, as well as a vast amount of new stories to immerse themselves in.
For more information, please visit Metamorph Publishing at https://metamorphpublishing.com.
And stay tuned. There’s more randomosity coming soon.