44 Top Book Awards for Authors in 2019

As a book publicist I can attest to to the fact that book awards help promote a book. Why? It’s a third party endorsement that shines a light on the book. Practically all top authors from James Patterson and Harper Lee to Mitch Albom can point to an award or recognition that helped propel their writing carreer. I urge authors to read this list and enter today!
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37 Top Book Awards Authors Should Pursue for 2015

Enter Book Award Contests and Become an Award Winning Author in 2015! As Hockey great Wayne Gretzky said “YOU Can’t Score Unless You Shoot!” By Scott Lorenz Westwind Communications “Do book awards matter?”  YES!! As a book publicist I am here to inform you that yes, they absolutely do matter! In fact, one of my … Continue reading

Top Book Awards Authors Should Pursue

Do book awards matter? Absolutely YES! In fact, just recently one of my clients won the prestigious Los Angeles Book Festival award. That then led to a flurry of media interest, which then led to a major New York agent deciding to represent the book and pitch it to all the major publishing houses. Deals … Continue reading

47 Book Cover Designers to Create Your Best Selling Cover

A Good Book Cover Can Help Sell a Book- A Bad Cover Can Kill a Book Continue reading

Authors: Want Publishing Help? Get a Book Shepherd!

Sadly, I see authors make mistakes that a good book shepherd would have caught and changed. With all there is to know about the book publishing process, the constant flow of changes makes it extremely difficult to keep up with it all.  The guidance of someone experienced would be your greatest insurance policy to ensure your book is a success. It’s like hiring a guide to give you a tour of a foreign land. Would you rather read a guide book and do it yourself or hire a personal guide with special knowledge to show you?

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Book Marketing

Book Publicist Scott Lorenz has written dozens of articles to help inform others about Book Marketing and Book Promotion. Here are a few of those articles. How Book Shepherds Can Help Authors As a book publicist, I recommend you, the author, look into hiring a book shepherd for your current or upcoming project. A book … Continue reading

32 Book Awards Authors Should Pursue for 2013

“Do book awards matter?” YES!! As a book publicist I am here to inform you that yes, they absolutely do matter! In fact, one of my clients won the prestigious Los Angeles Book Festival award. That then led to a flurry of media interest, which subsequently led to a major New York agent deciding to … Continue reading