So I’ve entered Sorrowfish into the Wishing Shelf awards. I don’t really want to enter a lot of contests, but this one seems to be well run and gives feedback, which I would like to get. The contest is author-run. To me that is important. There are reading groups who evaluate the books. While I’d love to be a fly on the wall when they read my story, I’m just happy to know there will be a group of readers discussing the book. We also have a dedicated Facebook group so I can talk to other entrants. If I’m a finalist then I will receive some advertising, which is always good. There was an initial look at my book to see if I should enter, and I passed. Encouraging.
I know a lot of people don’t think awards matter. I think they do, especially for an indie author. With the flood of indie books pervading the market, anything I can do to encourage reading is bound to help.
My class at Realm Makers was taught by Julie Hall, who seems to be a lovely soul. I read her books when I got home. They were well done. I’m not big into Urban Fantasy, but I enjoyed them. I found the contest on her web site and decided to enter. If you are into urban fantasy, check her books out. They’re all on Kindle Unlimited, and worth a read.
I’ll keep you posted as to my progress with the contest!