Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Nominations are Open for the First Annual OIBF Awards!

Happy Tuesday, everyone! I have the most exciting news for you all today. No intro. Get your typing fingers ready, and let's get going!

As you may know, the first annual Ozarks Indie Book Fest is happening October 19-22 in Springfield, MO. If you'd like to pick up tickets or an author table, here's the links you need: OIBF Website  ~  OIBF Tickets

Reader tickets are just TEN DOLLARS per day, and you can choose Friday or Saturday. If you purchase a thirty-five dollar ticket (which includes the awards and such), you'll be automatically entered to win dinner with several best-selling authors and the OIBF 2017 keynote speakers.

That being said, it's time to nominate your favorite authors' books for awards! There's only one caveat to winning: They must be present at the book fest to win.

If you want to nominate, you must be logged in with your email address, and you only get one shot at the form. Once you hit submit, that's all she wrote. You're done. Here are the categories (you get one nomination per category, and it cannot be yourself):

Best Indie Publisher
Best Editor
Best Formatter
Best PA
"Author of the Year (Aug 2016-Aug 2017)"
"Best Debut Author (Aug 2016-Aug 2017)"
Best Anthology
Best Book Cover
Best YA Book
Best NA Book
Best Hero/Shero
Best Villian 
"Best Overall Book Series (Has to be a complete series)" 
Best Fantasy/Paranormal Book 
Best Inspirational Book 
Best Contemporary Book 
Best Romance Book 
Best Mystery/Thriller Book 
Best Horror Book 
Best Dystopian Book 
Best Sci-Fi Book 
Best Children's Book 
Best Historical Book

Here's the link!

How awesome is that? Anyone can nominate anyone except themselves. If you have a large or enthusiastic fan base, get on it!

Did you fill it out? Will I see you at the conference?

Well, that's all for today, folks! Until next time, WRITE ON!


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