Amy O’Brien, author of Stuck with Mr. Wrong: 10 Steps to Starring in Your Own Life Story has won four awards for this powerful, creative and fun book. I asked Amy to share some of her secrets to winning awards:
Lisa: What process did you go through to identify the awards?
Lisa: How many contests did you enter?
Amy: Four: International Book Awards, National Indie Excellence Awards, USA Best Books, and Next Generation Indie Book Awards. I won two International book awards (Winner: Best Self-Help Relationships, Finalist Best New Non-Fiction), one National Indie Excellence (Finalist: Best Self-Help) and one USA Best Book (Finalist Best Self-Help: Relationship).
Amy: I was invited to speak at the What Women Want (now called Inner Woman) series and I have another lead to follow up on today. Being a “Four-Time Award-Winning Author” has a nice ring to it. Especially as a self-published author, it adds credibility to my work. I plan to use this to book additional speaking gigs.
Amy: All you have to do is complete the entry form and identify what categories you are entering. I didn’t have to answer any questions.
Lisa: I know how fulfilling it’s been for you to hear back from readers whose lives have been transformed by your powerful book. I imagine that these contests and the speaking will help you have an impact on even more people. Congratulations.
Here are some links to writing contests:
Next Generation Indie Book Awards
Feel free to share questions for Amy, share any awards your books have won, advice or contests you recommend.
How impressive, Amy! That must have been so gratifying. Here’s a few other contests for non-fiction writers: