I am proud to be a part of the 1st eFestival of Words even in August 2012. Although none of my books have been nominated, I want to share this Press Release with you so that you can not only find out about the eFestival, but vote for your favorites that have been nominated! Please check this out:
eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook
AwardsBellmawr, NJ: The eFestival of Words Virtual Book Fair
announces the nominees for the first Best of the Independent eBook Awards. The
complete list of nominees can be found at www.efestivalofwords.com.
eFestival of Words, scheduled for August 17-19, 2012, is the first virtual book
fair designed specifically to highlight the best of the independent digital
publishing community. The awards program is one of many events being ran in
conjunction with the fair.
According to Event Coordinator Julie Ann
Dawson, “The goal of the eFestival of Words Awards is to highlight those
independent authors and publishers that have worked to raise the bar in terms of
the literary quality and production value and of digital books. Many people
still think of ebooks as nothing more than scanned pages of print books. We hope
that both the fair and the awards will help readers discover the amazing wealth
of original content being produced in digital formats.”
Dawson, who has
operated Bards and Sages Publishing since 2002, says that all nominees were
nominated by their peers in the industry. Only authors, publishers, and others
involved in the production of digital books were invited to submit ballots.
Nominations were accepted in over two dozen categories, including genre
categories (horror, romance, thrillers, etc), format-specific (short story,
novella, novel) and a few just-for-fun categories (such as The "I've Been
Shyamalaned" Award for Best Twist Ending).
Each category will be narrowed
down further seven finalists, which will be announced July 1, 2012. Final voting
will be opened to all registered attendees of the eFestival of Words, with
winners announced on the last day of the fair. Registration is free and entitles
the attendees to not only vote in the final awards, but also participate in
panel discussion, author chats, workshops, and more.
For more information
on the fair and the awards, visit www.efestivalofwords.com.