I said it before but it bears repeating: 2023 is turning into THE bucket list year.
My Best Mistake – Tasha’s Story has been honored as a Finalist in the Legacy Fiction category of the American Book Fest’s 2023 Annual Best Book Awards (BBA). My words are not working, so I’ve included the press release below!
LOS ANGELES, NOVEMBER 2023 – American Book Fest announced the winners and finalists of THE 20th ANNUAL BEST BOOK AWARDS (BBA), one of the world’s largest international book award programs for mainstream, indie, and self-published titles. Over 500 winners and finalists were announced in over 100 categories. Awards were presented for titles published in 2021, 2022, and 2023.
Jeffrey Keen, President and CEO of American Book Fest, said this year’s contest yielded thousands of entries from authors and publishers around the world, which were then narrowed down to the final results.
Keen says of the awards, “Over our 20-year history, thousands of self-published and indie authors have leveraged the promotional power of their Best Book Award to increase online recognition, enhance their title’s credibility, and garner more attention in the crowded book buying marketplace.”
Full results for the 20th Annual Best Book Awards can be found at: https://www.americanbookfest.com/2023bbafullresults.html
Winners and finalists of this year’s contest join a prestigious group of past laureates, including Pope Francis, Amy Tan, Anne Lamott, George Sanders, Julie Andrews, Clive Barker, Vanessa Williams, Shark Tank’s Daymon John, Brad Thor, Kitty Kelley, and many others. Visit the Award Laureate page for an expanded list: https://www.americanbookfest.com/aboutuscontactus/laureates.html
American Book Fest covers books from all sections of the publishing industry—mainstream, independent, & self-published. A 20-year timeline and award archives can be found at https://americanbookfest.com/aboutuscontactus.html
American Book Fest sponsors four separate award programs throughout the year. Each program has its own judging panel and announcement timeline. Many authors and publishers enter one or more contests, depending on their publication and marketing timeline. The 2024 Submission Schedule can be found at: https://americanlegacyawards.com/bookawardplanner.html
American Book Fest has an active social media presence, with over 132,000 current Facebook fans.
Until next time…