Archive for January 28th, 2008

Call for Entries – 2008 Next Generation Indie Book Awards

28 January 2008

Calling all indie authors and publishers – including small and mid-size independent publishers, university presses, e-book publishers, and self-published authors. Enter the Next Generation Indie Book Awards T now to have your book considered for cash prizes of $1,000, awards, exposure, and recognition as one of the top independently published books of the year!

With 70 award categories, the 2008 Indie Book AwardsT honors authors with books published in 2007 and 2008 across the literary spectrum the chance to win cash, prizes and recognition. Awards include:

* $1,000 Cash Prize and trophy for the best Fiction Book
* $1,000 Cash Prize and trophy for the best Non-Fiction Book
* $500 Cash Prize and trophy for the second place Fiction Book
* $500 Cash Prize and trophy for the second place Non-Fiction Book

Most importantly, the best 70 of the 2008 Indie Book AwardsT book entries will be reviewed by New York literary agent, Marilyn Allen, with a chance to be represented to some of the industry’s leading publishers.

Allen, of Allen O’Shea Literary Agency, has played top roles at major publishing houses such as Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster and Penguin Books, among others. While with these publishers, she worked closely with many of their best-selling authors, including Stephen King, Ken Follett, Barbara Kingsolver, John Gray and Mary Higgins Clark.

“Independently-published books have become a major source for quality fiction and nonfiction , but often go unrecognized by the mainstream publishing industry,” notes Allen. “Finally, an award program has been created to recognize talented authors from this important segment of our industry. Our agency represents over 100 authors and we’re always looking for new talent, so it is a great pleasure to be part of this program. We look forward to reviewing the works of the 70 best candidates and helping these authors gain the recognition they deserve.”
Visit to enter.