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.