When I started blogging a couple of years ago, all I could think about is how I could benefit. Sometimes I still do, but not always.
Now I'm on a more important mission.
Today, I not only want to sell more of my books, but I want the indie author movement to grow and gain credibility. I want to prove to the world that independent authors are writing excellent books, and worthy of recognition. I want readers to begin taking a chance, not only on my books, but on yours, too. Why? Because many of you write excellent novels, and if you can prove to even one staunch "trad pub reader" that your work is top notch, then maybe they will read another indie book, and then another, until finally they read mine.
This is the crux of cross promotion. We must look at the big picture, and understand that we are all in this together. This is why I established The Kindle Book Review.
Well guess what? The Kindle Book Review is hosting what is sure to become the BIGGEST grassroots Indie Author Awards ever! We are giving away cash prizes, free publicity packages, free ebooks to readers, and a Kindle Fire. Not only can authors win cash, but they can win credibility, and bragging rights, two very important elements to an author's marketing efforts.
I've hosted two other contests at The Kindle Book Review. We had a good time, gave away some free books and prizes. Later, several of those authors became bestsellers: Robert Bidinotto, Richard Bard, Cheryl Kaye Tardiff and Monique D. Mensah, and others. They proved that indie authors can write excellent books and sell better than many traditionally published authors.
So are you up for the challenge? Are you ready to see how your work stacks up? GOOD! You should. We are planning for a really exciting event. Everyone gets a shot. Almost everyone will be recognized. No review requirements. No rating requirements.
We are simply looking for the very best of the best. And when we find them, we will tell as many readers as we can.
Interested? Click here for details and to register.
Jeff Bennington is the best-selling author of Reunion, Twisted Vengeance, and The Indie Author's Guide to the Universe.