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.
It is fantastic to end the week with what is, essentially, two great stories in one. First of all, I am delighted to welcome Bookbrunch as a partner member to ALLi. Bookbrunch offers frequent snack-sized news items relating to the book world. Perfect for reading alongside (not, of course, instead of) this column!
For a long time, book awards were only open to traditionally published authors. But that's just not the case any more. With an enormous swathe of awards open to indies, the Alliance of Independent Authors thought it was time we created an ultimate guide to all things book awards. With thanks to Annie Mydla from the North Street Book Prize and Hannah Jacobson from Book Award Pro for their contributions to this post.
My guest this week is Edward Trayer, but many schoolchildren, parents and teachers know him by the name Billy Bob Buttons. Edward went through a few incarnations before he settled on this persona, from a teacher to a pilot, but he found his life's calling when he brought the joy of reading and writing to children.