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The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy Wins a 2011 IPPY Award Gold Medal!

5 May

Author Sandy Nathan has just won the the 2011 IPPY (Independent Publisher) GOLD MEDAL FOR VISIONARY FICTION for her sci-fi /fantasy / visionary fiction novel, The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy. The IPPY Award Contest is one of the largest and oldest competitions for independent presses––in fact, it may be the oldest and largest.

Sandy says, “Winning this award feels very good. It marks almost four years of work by myself and my publishing team at Vilasa Press. I want to thank my content editor, Melanie Rigney; my book designer, Lewis Agell; and Kathy Grow and Kathryn Agrell for copy editing and proofreading assistance. Many thanks also to my husband, Barry Nathan for keeping Vilasa Press organized and moving forward.”

Sandy Nathan's book, Numenon, wins the 2009 Nautilus Silver Award!

25 Apr

When I was notified that Numenon had won the 2009 Nautilus Silver Award, I had one of those ‘boo-hoo’ moments, overwhelmed with joy and gratitude. In my article How to Win a Book Contest, I lay out all the steps winning requires. What I don’t say is the moment you submit your entry, the matter […]

Win Book Contests – Make Your Book a Winner!

2 Apr

Most of the 2009 book contests are closed. The books are and supporting materials are in. The judging is on. The contestants hyperventilate as the countdown continues. Will they be finalists? Actually win? A nice thing about book contests is that you are an award winner even if you’re “just” a finalist. In the same […]