Wednesday, September 16, 2015

USA Book News Contest Soon to Close

This came to me too late for the September issue of my #SharingwithWriters newsletter.  I credit USA Book Awards with much of the readership across all of the genres I write in. Awards are great ways to promote books and I talk about that in my The Frugal Book Promoter, but this award is especially impressive at least in part because of its name. And we writers know how much is in a name!


The 2015 USA Best Book Awards
12th Annual Awards Sponsored by USA Book News

Enter one of the largest literary awards geared toward the Indie press!

Join over 2000 of your fellow authors and publishers who have already entered this year’s competition.

-Entries must be postmarked on or before September 30, 2015

-Every book entered will receive a bonus 5-month, full color listing on

-Open to all 2013-2015 Titles

-Entry fee is $69 per title/per category

Winners and finalists will be announced November 2015 just in time for the busy holiday retail season!  

"Book awards do count in marketing and in positioning as a recognized 'go-to' expert. USA Book News and the USA Best Book Awards are always on my recommended list for authors who create quality books to enter. I’ve found that the support from i310 Media Group for winners, both on its websites and with press releases, is exceptional and far beyond what most other awards do."
—Judith Briles, The Book Shepherd, CEO of

"USA Best Book Awards has a ten year track record of honoring and promoting books to the national and international community. The contest is sponsored by USA Book News which covers books from all sections of the publishing industry—mainstream, independent, & self-published.”
—The San Francisco Book Review

For those who don't want to miss the regular lineup of "Accessible Contests" in my SharingwithWriters newsletter each month, subscribe at htttp:// There is a signup form in the upper right corner of most pages.  Also, don't miss the "Writers Resources" section of that Web site which includes a page on contests.

----- Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and how to books for writers including the award-winning second edition of, The Frugal Book Promoter: How to get nearly free publicity on your own or by partnering with your publisher; The multi award-winning second edition of The Frugal Editor; and Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers . The Great First Impression Book Proposal is her newest booklet for writers. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. Some of her other blogs are, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor .

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