I’m delving into the world of indie publishing. Some authors go the quicker route and use a source like CreateSpace or Kindle Direct to immediately get their books out there.
There’s nothing wrong going that route, but I’ve decided to take a different path.
So, the old time joke goes like this…
HOW DO YOU EAT AN ELEPHANT?
And the punch line?
ONE BITE AT A TIME!
That’s how I feel about the next step in my publishing journey. I think I have the printing issues solved (I’ll know this week) so now I can move on to the next phase.
For some authors…and publishers…there is nothing more terrifying than trying to promote one’s book after all the blood, sweat, and tears a writer puts into the story itself. And it can seem overwhelming what direction to start.
I’ve chosen to look into potential book awards to see if LUNADAR: Homeward Bound qualifies for any of them. There are tons of sites out there but I’ve only listed a few below. Maybe I’ll get lucky and be able to announce later of yet another accomplishment to add to this author’s writerly resume…
Authors Talk About It Book Contest
BookLife Prize in Fiction
CIPA EVVY Awards
eLit Book Awards
EPIC eBook Competition
Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Awards
Global eBook Awards
Independent Press Award
IndieReader Discovery Awards
International Beverly Hills Book Awards
International Book Awards
International Excellence Body, Mind, Spirit Book Awards
Kindle Book Awards
Midwest Book Awards
National Indie Excellence Book Awards
Nautilus Book Awards
Next Generation Indie Book Awards
Publishing Innovation Awards
Reader Views Literary Awards
Readers Favorite Contest
The Ben Franklin Awards
The Eric Hoffer Award
The Firecracker Awards
The International Rubery Book Award
The Living Now Book Awards
The Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards
Shelf Unbound Writing Competition for Best Self-Published Book
USA “Best Books” Awards
The WISHING SHELF Independent Book Awards [UK]
Ruler by day, a reluctant pirate by night, 18-year-old Princess Ariana fights for her subjects in the waterfall city of Lunadar. In a kingdom surrounded by fairies and mermaids, and ravaged by deadly Drundles, only a chosen few are trusted to guard her daughter, Candra, as the secret heir to the throne.
But it only takes one ill-fated meeting for Ariana to suddenly be plunged into an escalating web of secrets found in her father’s journal, a deadly kidnapping, and an ever-weakening resolve to turn her back on the call of the merman’s song.
With Ariana’s world falling apart and the future of Lunadar at stake, how will she bring her father’s murderer to justice and fulfill a deathbed promise to protect Lunadar’s legacy?
International best selling, award winning author, Donna L Martin, has been writing since she was eight years old. She is a 4th Degree Black Belt in TaeKwonDo by day and a ‘ninja’ writer of children’s picture books, chapter books, young adult novels and inspirational essays by night. Donna is a BOOK NOOK REVIEWS host providing the latest book reviews on all genres of children’s books, and the host of WRITERLY WISDOM, a resource series for writers. Donna is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators and Children’s Book Insider. She is a lover of dark chocolate, going to the beach and adding to her growing book collection. Donna’s latest book, LUNADAR: Homeward Bound (a YA fantasy) from Story Catcher Publishing ebook edition is now available at Amazon and other online retailers, with the print edition coming out late fall 2018.