Friday, September 22, 2017
Susan's Musings: BOOK AWARDS--ARE THEY RIGHT FOR YOU?: I'm setting at my desk with an application for The Best Book Aw...
I'm setting at my desk with an application for The Best Book Awards on my desk. The entry form is filled out and the check is attached to the top.
As I always do, I read the website one more time to see what I would actually GET if I'm a winner.
A mention on their website and a chance to BUY certificates and BUY stickers that say I'm a winner.
The website also says the FINAL deadline to enter is September and the winners will be announced in November. I added up all of the postings and their adds and realized at this point over 9000 books have been entered. Now remember, these are just my figures.
They don't actually say who the judges are, but there would have to be hundreds to read all these entries in a month. Do you think they actually read them?
I began my search to see if I could find more evidence to support my own findings or if I was only getting cold feet about letting go of the entry fee of $69.
I visited the Alliance of Independent Authors, and they have many contests rated, I suggest you go there before you enter this or any other contest. Two other good resources to see if the accolade you hope to receive is on the up and up are Winning Writers and Editors and Predators.
If you have researched any of these contests and awards, leave your input in the comments below.
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