The national award is open to all English language books including small presses, university presses, independent publishers and self-published authors published in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Independent experts from all aspects of the indie book industry (including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters) select award winners and finalists based on overall excellence of presentation.
FYIF focuses on seven valuable principles (including Be Present, Redefine Intentions and Forgive) and an eight-step roadmap (including Understand External Beliefs and Rewrite Internal Contracts) to provide readers with concrete methods for gaining greater self-esteem and creating positive change in their lives. FYIF is available in print and Kindle formats at Amazon.com.
From the NIEA press release: “In the most competitive climate yet, independently published books vied for top honors in the 6th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards.
“We congratulate each and every author recognized this year. The quality of independently published books has taken a quantum leap and independent publishers truly have come of age.
“Our competition is unique in that it takes into account all aspects of publishing that go into making a stand-out presentation including cover design, interior layout and promotional text,” said Smarketing LLC, Ellen Reid CEO, and President, sponsor of the awards.