2016 Toronto Book Awards

The Toronto Book Awards is now accepting submissions from indie presses for books of literary or artistic merit that are evocative of Toronto. To be eligible for the 2016 Toronto Book Awards, books must be published between June 1, 2015 and May 31, 2016. Authors do not necessarily have to reside in Toronto.

Deadline: April 30, 2016

Entry fee: None (6 copies of the book are required)

For more information, please visit their website.

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#IndieHero: Hugh Howey

indie heroes logo darkIt’s Indie Hero month here at IU, so for my indie hero, I picked Hugh Howey. You know what they say — go big or go home.

Just kidding. However, the goal is to get a wide range of indie heroes — from modest to large success. And Howey is among the bigger-name successes and he seems like a genuinely nice guy, so I thought I’d tackle him (figuratively, not literally; you’re safe should we actually cross paths, Hugh).

For those who haven’t heard of him, Howey is the author of dozens of novels, but rose to prominence with this Wool series. The self-published book rose quickly in popularity and was later picked up by a traditional publisher, who gave Howey the first ever print-only deal during the age of eBooks. By print only, I mean, Howey got to keep publishing the eBook version himself, while the publisher only got the print rights. Continue reading “#IndieHero: Hugh Howey”