Library Journal’s 2015 Self-Published Ebook Awards

library journal 2015 self published eBook awardLibrary Journal honors the best self-published ebooks in the following genres: Romance, Mystery, Science Fiction, Fantasy. The competition is open to all English-language self-published ebooks. Entries will be evaluated on content, writing quality, and overall quality of production and appearance. There are no restrictions on date of publication. Only digital titles may be submitted.

Deadline: August 31, 2015

Entry Fee: Free

Prizes: Each genre Winner shall receive $1,000.00 USD, and a prize package. See site for details.

For more information, please visit their website.

Indies Unlimited is pleased to provide this contest information for the convenience of our readers. We do not, however, endorse this or any contest/competition. Entrants should always research a competition prior to entering.

Golden Skunk Awards

This Book StinksEverybody knows that books with little gold stickers on the cover are favored by book consumers. That’s why they are there, and why awards cost so much.

But, even with the abundance of cheesy little awards nobody ever heard of, it can still be difficult to win.

Breakthrough research we are just about to conduct will show that even though book consumers prefer books with little gold seals on the cover, 90% of those consumers don’t even bother to read the writing on the seal to know what it says. Of the 10% who do read the sticker, 0.0003% know the significance of it. All they know is if it’s got a gold seal on the cover, it has to be good!

Or does it?

Just because a book isn’t good doesn’t mean it can’t be a bestseller. Just look at the bestseller list, for crying out loud. Oh, the humanity! What do those books have that yours don’t? A little gold sticker.

Now your book can have that same cachet and become an overnight success, skyrocketing your sales*. The Golden Skunk Award is not given on the basis of merit, we award them to whoever pays. Sure, you can gamble away hundreds of dollars on a chance at winning a little gold sticker for your book, or you can pay us $100 and get one for sure!

But, don’t take our word for it. Here is a look at the Golden Skunk in action:

Upgrade before and afterBe honest. Which book would you buy? Of course, you’d buy the one with the little gold seal on the cover. That’s what everyone does!

Order yours today!

*Your results may vary.

Congratulations to Author Jennifer Zane

Gnome on the RangeRomCon has awarded Gnome on the Range, the contemporary romance novel by Jennifer Zane, two honors:  2012 Readers’ Crown Winner for Best Contemporary Romance, and Best First Book.

Jane West has everything a woman could want. A job in a small Montana town’s only adult store, two busy young boys and one dead husband. Everything except a little excitement–a little zing. But that changes one summer morning at a garage sale when her kids buy some garden gnomes.

Now someone wants those gnomes and will let nothing get in their way. Including Jane. This new excitement for Jane spells trouble for a relationship with new neighbor–and hot fireman–Ty Strickland. Can Jane and Ty handle a relationship meddling mother-in-law, crazy kids, and stay alive while trying to solve the mystery of the garden gnomes?

You can read a Sneak Peek of Gnome on the Range here.

Gnome on the Range is available in paperback and electronic editions from You can see the awards announcement on the RomCon website here.

2012 Anderbo Self-Published Book Award

Submissions are now being accepted for the 2012 Anderbo Self-Published Book Award.

Any currently-available self-published fiction or nonfiction book or e-book is eligible.

The winner receives $500 cash, announcement on the Anderbo web site and publication of a book-excerpt on

There is a $20 reading fee. Entries must be postmarked by October 15, 2012.

For more information please visit the Anderbo website.

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