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Shanae Cooper-Robinson


Book Award

Whether you are a polished, seasoned or un-seasoned author, every author’s dream is to win a book award.  This is not an accomplishment that should be treated with meager regards because it is a significant achievement or milestone that need to be celebrated.  Winning an author’s award  can greatly impact  a writer’s  career since it puts him or her on a pedestal and  establishes the same as an authority or expert in his or her field. Here are some steps you can take to capitalize on this opportunity:

Acknowledge the Award:

    Extend your appreciation to the organization or institution that granted you the award. All the parties or people on your team, if you have one should be acknowledgedHighlight the contributions of your publisher, friends and family (if awards were given on a voting premise) or anyone else who helped with your book.


    Don’t wait on others to throw a celebration party for you, truth is, it will not happen. Do it yourself,   celebrate this accomplishment with family and friends. Share your achievement on social media, your website, and through your newsletter. Excitement is contagious; the energy that you bring can spread to others if you initiate the process.

    Promotion and Marketing:

    Update your book and author bio.  For the Book Cover add a sticker or emblem indicating the award to the cover of your book. Update your book’s description on retail sites like Amazon, Lulu, Smashwords , IngramSpark,   Goodreads, and your personal website to mention the award. Include the award in your author bio on your website, social media profiles, and other platforms.

    Press Releases and Media Outreach:

    Write and distribute a press release announcing your win. Contact local newspapers, magazines,    blogs, and podcasts to share your news. Remember this is a celebration that is worth sharing.

    Events and Speaking Engagements:

    Make the arrangement to be a part of book signings at local bookstores, pharmacies and libraries. In addition to that, participate in:  literary festivals, conferences, and panel discussions. Remember that you have now established yourself as an authority and thought leader in your field so do not take that lightly. Go and share your expertise with the world, offer to do interviews with media outlets, bloggers, and podcasters.

    Leverage the Award for Future Opportunities

    Network  with other authors. You can start this by engaging with other award winners and authors in your genre. Contact industry expert like publishers, agents, and editors . Use the award as an icebreaker to connect with those in your industry for more opportunities.

    Enhance Applications  for Grants

     Mention your award in applications for writing grants, scholarship or literary proposals or book deals.

    Pitch for New Projects:

    Do Book Proposals Pitches : use the award to strengthen proposals and pitches for new book projects that you want to embark on.

    Long-term Strategies

    Consider releasing a special  or new edition of your book to capitalize on the award. Explore selling foreign rights to your book, as the award can make it more attractive to international publishers.

    Community Engagement:

    Offer workshops or mentorship programs to aspiring writers. Stay involved in the literary community through memberships and participation in writer’s associations.

      By taking these steps, you can ensure that you make the most of your book award, both in the immediate aftermath and in the long term.

      Today I want you to punk your horns, pop your bottles, and raise your glasses to help me celebrate this accomplishment as an award- winning author for my first book written , From the Root to the Fruit: Rising Above Adversities. Whoot, whoot! This award was given to me by the Nonfiction Authors Association , a top notch and vibrant authors’ community that supports authors at every stage of their journey. For more details find it here Book Award Winner: From the Root to the Fruit: Rising Above Adversities by Shanae Cooper-Robinson – Nonfiction Authors Association

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