Audiobooks have become a convenient reading choice for many people living fast-paced lives, fitting seamlessly into busy daily routines. This shift in readers' habits is reflected in the expansion of audiobook categories in book awards, which serve to acknowledge the unique qualities and contributions of this burgeoning medium. Today I take a closer look at audiobook awards.
Most authors don't know that there are award programs dedicated to evaluating and honoring excellence in book cover design. Find out more about book cover design awards and what benefit they can offer to indie authors.
Literary organizations are increasingly finding ways to ensure their programs recognize and celebrate a diverse range of voices and perspectives in literature. Not only does this benefit the entire book-loving community, but also importantly: these updates benefit authors, the people who are using their voices to share diverse stories.
For the longest time, indie authors weren't able to enter awards like other authors. But more and more, book awards and prizes are opening up to us. Today, the Alliance of Independent Authors AskALLi highlights some of the best awards and prizes open to Indies. This is indie author friendly awards.
The team at the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) is pleased to share the news that our global association for self-publishing authors has won the Romantic Novelist Association (RNA)’s inaugural Indie Champion Award, at a London ceremony on 28th October 2021.
In this #AskALLi Advanced Self-Publishing Podcast, Orna Ross and Joanna Penn explore the importance of literary prizes for self-publishing authors.
On the ALLi Twitter chat (#indieAuthorChat) this week we asked questions about Entering Book Awards with Hannah Jacobson
As independent authors, one of the biggest challenges we face is “discoverability.” In the vast ocean of new books being uploaded onto Amazon every day, launching our own may feel a bit like casting a tiny message in a bottle into titanic waves. In order for our readers to find us, we need reviews—a lot of them—and preferably great ones from well-known and respected sources. With this in mind, Kristan Julius, ALLi author member checked out the Publishers Weekly BookLife Prize. This is her review and experience.
ALLi Director Orna Ross and Author Dan Blank survey seven ways to be a productive writer so you can write…
Like to know more about what it takes to win the Kindle Storyteller Award? Inspirational indie author Hannah Lynn shares the experience of being the 2018 winner, and tells us all about her writing life.
Here's an inspiring story of an impressive achievement for an indie author competing with the big names in the audiobook publishing industry: Brad Borkan tells how his book was shortlisted for the voice artist's equivalent to the Oscars.
With hundreds of contests and awards open to indie authors, it's hard to know which contests and awards can be…