Blogs for Writers Contest and Book Award Season

POSTED ON Nov 28, 2011

Joel Friedlander

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I was surprised Friday when I received an email from friend and fellow blogger Joanna Penn of Joanna’s blog is one of the best anywhere for writers and last year it was chosen as one of the Top 10 Blogs for Writers in a contest run by

In her email Joanna told me this year’s contest had opened, and she had nominated TheBookDesigner in the contest. I was surprised to say the least, and grateful.

If you’d like to nominate your favorite writing blog, you can go to the link below. You can only vote once, and you have to give the complete URL for the blog you are nominating and give the reason why you are nominating it.

It’s a great way to acknowledge the bloggers who contribute so much to the writing community online, and you can discover some truly amazing blogs among the contest winners.

Deadline is December 10. If you read these blogs, take a minute and vote for your favorite.

Here’s the link: 6th Annual Top 10 Blogs for Writers Contest

Book Award Season

As we head into the end of the year, book award season is also upon us. Later this week I’ll be posting a new page on TheBookDesigner with a listing of all the book awards that accept self-published and indie-published books.

This type of information can be hard to gather, and we’ve been at it for the last 2 months. Watch for an announcement about that in the next few days.

What Do Book Awards Mean to You?

Along the same lines I’d love to hear your experiences with book awards. Do you want to win an award? What do you think of the entry fees? If your book won an award, how did it help, if it did?

Readers want to know, so sit down and spend a minute sharing your experience. Email it to: marin.bookworks (at)

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