Hi fellow publishers,
I wanted to reach out with a few reminders before the fair starts tomorrow.
– Firstly, thanks again for joining us. I’m heartened to see our community in action.
– If you can, please make sure you have your website stores set to give a discount (ex., using code SMOLFair at checkout, you will receive xx% off). It would be helpful to have this information on your website too.
– Make sure to promote this to your readers. The more people we drive to the fair, the better for all of us!
– Check out the events calendar – there is so much to do in the next few days. We will be emailing our entire mailing list with links to the mixer and keynote the day before the event. We will be giving items away to those in attendance. You can find the link to tomorrow night’s mixer at 8p EST here – https://colgate.zoom.us/j/97553567280.It is an informal get-together for readers, writers, and publishers – All are welcome.
You can register for the SMOL Reading (Thursday at 7p EST, featuring Miryam Sivan, Loie Rawding, Vi Khi Nao, Erika T. Wurth, David Leo Rice, Zubaida Bello, Sarah Burgoyne, Anna Meister, Grant Maierhofer, Mike Maggio, Esteban Rodriguez, & Joel Wachman) here – https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_taENDnVlQgibAK3kp0z62g
As always, let me know if you have any questions. All the best – Jesi–
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We are proud to work with talented authors whose works have received or were nominated for several awards. Tim Best’s Substitute Angel won a 2013 Platinum MarCom Award for best E-Book Cover Design and won a 2014 Coffee Time Romance & More Reader’s Recommended Award. It was the 2014 Editor’s Pick in D’Tale Magazine and was featured in the 2016 American Library Association Conference and Exhibition’s “Hot Indie Author Guide.” Best’s The Intended Ones (prequel/sequel to Substitute Angel) won a 2014 Platinum MarCom Award for Best Paperback Cover design and it received an “Excellent Rating” in D’Tale Magazine in 2015. Best’s A Farm in Pennsylvania won a 2016 Gold MarCom Award for Best E-Book and it was given an “Excellent Rating” in D’Tale Magazine in 2017. Best’s book, The Thing With Margot, has won a Gold Hermes Award, a national and international honor, in the category of “Outstanding Publication/Book” in 2018. Chris DeFazio’s A History in Blood (Blood Trilogy, Book 1) was a finalist for the 2014 RONE Award with Just Plain Blood (Blood Trilogy, Book 2) receiving a nomination in 2015. The cover of Blood Future (Blood Trilogy, Book 3), designed by Colbie Myles was nominated in D’Tale Magazine’s January 2016 Crème de la Cover Contest. Jim Yonker’s Southern Passage is a 5-star Reader’s Favorite. Tolar Miles’ Delta is also a 5-star Reader’s Favorite. Douglas Wells’ The Secrets of All Secrets was a finalist in the 2017 Independent Author Network’s Book of the Year Awards. Kathryn Brown Ramsperger’s The Shores of Our Souls was a semifinalist in the 2017 Faulkner-Wisdom Literary Competition. Reagan Keeter’s (writing as Gabriel Burns) 99 Souls was a finalist in the 2017 National Indie Excellence Awards. Sharon Yang’s Bait and Switch was a finalist for best Mystery in the 2016 National Indie Excellence Awards. Gini Graham Scott has had books featured on national news outlets such as Good Morning America, CNN, and Oprah. Ed Protzel has won a 2018 gold medal in the Literary Titan Book Awards for his book Honor Among Outcasts (Darkhorse Trilogy, Book 2). Paul E. Vaughn’s book Dragon Ascendants (Luminess Legends, Book 1) has won a silver medal in the Literary Titan Book Awards for June 2018. Douglas Wells’ How We End Up was a finalist in the 2018 International Book Awards for the Fiction: Literary category, a Silver Literary Titan Award (April 2018), a finalist in 2018 American Fiction Awards, and a distinguished favorite in literary fiction for the Independent Press Awards, and 2018 Topshelf Magazine Book Award. Douglas Well’s newest release, The Mourning Islands, is a finalist (Mystery/Suspense) in the 2019 International Book Awards and finalist in the 2019 Florida Authors and Publishers Association (FAPA) President’s Awards. Karen Neary Smithson received a 1st Place Award from Pencraft for her novel Death in Disguise. James Garrison’s QL 4 was a 2018 Montaigne Medal finalist and Silver medal award for literary fiction by the Military Writer’s Society of America. Garrison’s QL 4 is also the 2019 Independent book awards winner for literary fiction and military fiction as well as a finalist in the 2020 TopShelf Book Awards. Garrison’s The Safecracker is a finalist in the 2020 American Fiction Awards, a distinguished favorite in the Legal Thriller category for the 2020 Independent Press Awards, a 2020 NYC Big Book Award Winner for the Legal Thriller category, and a finalist in the 2020 Eric Hoffer Book Awards. James Cohoon’s debut novel, Do No Harm is a winner in the Medical Thriller category of the 2020 American Fiction Awards. Dr. Deborah Serani’s The Ninth Session was a winner in the Suspense category of the 8th Annual Beverly Hills Book Awards, a 2019 Notable Indie in the Shelf Unbound Best Indie Book Competition, a finalist in the 14th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards in the Suspense category, a 2020 Readers’ Favorite Book Awards Bronze Medal Winner for Suspense, and a 2020 NYC Big Book Award Winner for Suspense. The Trebors by Caroline Barney was the 2020 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards Silver Medal Winner for Pre-teen Fiction in the e-books category. Sour Lemon Strikes Out (sequel to Sour Lemon and Sweet Tea) by Julane Fisher was a 2020 Selah Award Winner for Middle Grade Fiction. Lost Girls: Short Stories by Ellen Birkett Morris was a 2020 Best Book Award Finalist for the Fiction: Short Story category.
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