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The Selfies Book Awards US

In recognition of one of the fastest-growing parts of the book market, IngramSpark, Ingram’s ebook and print self-publishing platform, Publishers Weekly, the international publication and BookBrunch, the daily online news service for the U.K. book industry, are launching the Selfies Awards for self-published authors in the United States.  This exciting new initiative aims to discover new talent and reward the very best self-published titles each year.

In this first year, the awards will be for adult fiction titles only, but in future years it will cover other categories as well.  All titles submitted need to have been published in the U.S. and entries will only be accepted from authors who are predominantly or only self-published (i.e. where the author themselves acts as the publisher/creative director).  Submissions will open in late 2019 and the first Selfies Award will be presented at BEA in May 2020.

What the judges will be looking for:

·       A fantastic story that entertains and delights the reader

·       A well-produced ebook or print book

·       An enticing cover and blurb that successfully addresses the target audience

·       An effective and creative marketing and publicity strategy with the potential for significant sales

Further information about the Selfies Awards and the submission process can be found via the website selfiesbookawards.com. Those submitting work will receive a free subscription to BookLife, the online resource that provides tips, news and information for indie and self-published authors.  Shortlisted authors will receive free entrance to Book Expo 2020; the winning author will receive $1,000 and a $5,000 package of advertising in Publishers Weekly, both in the print magazine and online. There will be a small entrance fee of $50 to cover administrative expenses.

Every entry will be assessed by a panel of readers to reach a shortlist, which will be reviewed by an expert judging panel to agree the first US Selfies winner, to be announced at BEA in 2020.

BookBrunch, in collaboration with the London Book Fair and IngramSpark, launched The Selfies in 2018 and the first award was presented at the London Book Fair in March 2019.

 

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To register your interest, or for further information, please email selfiesawardsus@bookbrunch.co.uk.