Friday, May 16, 2008

2008 Indie Book Awards

Greetings everyone!
As promised, I stated in my last post that if "The Mango Tree Cafe, Loi Kroh Road" won in any category at the Indie Book Awards, that I would let YOU know.

So, I am proud to announce that the novel has WON in the following category: Best Online Marketing. As a result, I will be receiving a gold medal and the book will be categorized as a winning novel, along with the info below:

  • Finalists and Winners will also receive:
    A listing in the 2008 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Catalog which will be distributed to book buyers, media, and others!
    Exposure for a full year at as a Winner or Finalist.
    The opportunity to display Finalist or Winner gold award stickers on your book.
    Other benefits of an award-winning book (such as potential increased revenue).
    PLUS, the top 70 books will be reviewed by New York literary agent Marilyn Allen of Allen O'Shea Literary Agency or one of Ms. Allen's co-agents for possible representation in areas such as distribution, foreign rights, film rights, and other rights (unless an entrant prefers not to have the book forwarded to an agent). Ms. Allen has over 25 years of sales and marketing experience, including serving as Senior Vice President, Associate Publisher, and Director of Marketing for Harper Collins and directing sales and marketing teams for Simon & Schuster, Penguin Books and Avon Books. Ms. Allen has had the pleasure of working with many best-selling authors including Stephen King, Ken Follett, Barbara Kingsolver, John Gray, Mary Higgins Clark, and many more.

Alan and I wish to thank YOU for being an important part of this award!