Saturday, September 29, 2012

Third Annual Global Ebook Awards Now Open for Submissions

To get the attention of readers, your ebook needs promoted. Media coverage can come from the publicity generated by an award. The Global Ebook Award Program is an opportunity for your ebook to become recognized in a positive way.

Learn how to submit your book here:

In addition to actual winners, finalists for each category can also promote their finalist status.

The dates for eligibility are an ebook released anytime in 2011, 2012 or 2013.

The deadline for application deadline is April 30 2013, midnight, Pacific Time.

“To break out of the pack and rise above the noise, your eBook needs to get read,” says Dan Poynter, Founder of the awards. “Readers have to read it, love it, and tell someone else. This is called ‘word of mouth.’”

Bottom Line: The Global Ebook Awards can assist you in building a greater profile for your book and therefore help readers find and eventually praise your ebook.

The Global eBook Awards
Contact: Barbara Gaughen, (805) 968-8567,

Friday, September 21, 2012

Client Steve Nakamoto Wins 2012 Global Ebook Award

Here I am with Dan Poynter, both of us celebrating Steve's win!

Last month, I attended the top-notch ceremony for this year's Global Ebook Awards in Santa Barbara, California. Held on Saturday August 18th at the exclusive University Club, the awards were founded by publishing expert Dan Poynter and featured actress and author (newest release Total Memory Makeover) Marilu Henner as a guest presenter.

Among the winners selected from entries sent from over 16 countries was my client Steve Nakamoto for his most recent book, Wall Street Craps: How to Play Today's Hot and Cold Stock Market for Fast Money with Less Risk. Nakamoto's title took the top prize for the Finance/Investment/Wealth category in Nonfiction. Two of my clients were also Finalists in their respective categories. Exploring Europe: Our Experiences While Living Abroad by Shelley Row was a Finalist in Travel/Guidebook - Nonfiction while Alpha Chick, Five Steps for Moving from Pain to Power by Mal Duane ranked as a Finalist in Self-Help - Nonfiction.

Poynter, who travels extensively as a speaker on publishing, has been reading ebooks since the early 2000s. He began on the Pocket PC and now uses the iPhone, utilizing Kindle. Dan has long been an advocate for ebooks, and he has been publishing them from his website since 1996. Poynter founded the Global Ebook Awards in 2011. For information on next year's 2013 Global Ebook Awards, go to

Enjoy some more photos taken during the festivities!

I found Steve Nakamoto to congratulate him on the award, and to take a moment for a photo opp.
Hanging out with Marilu Henner.
Patricia Bragg and I discussed her prize as a winner in the Health category.
Ruth Frechman (Friend/Client/Author, The Food Is My Friend Diet, [which took best Nutrition Book in another awards competition]) with Book Publicist Irwin Zucker.