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How to Win Book Awards

Confessions from a Book Award Judge

Yes, you can judge a book by its cover. I do. I am a book award judge.

As a judge, I am sent a box of books, all entries in one category for a major book award. Sometimes two boxes of books. All from hopeful authors who want to promote their book as an award winner and apply those shiny stickers to the cover.



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Sandra Wendel

A picky nonfiction editor who helps authors write, polish, and publish their books. Author: Cover to Cover: What First-Time Authors Need to Know about Editing.