Authors all around the world want recognition for all the blood, sweat and tears that goes into writing a book and one way to get recognised is to win an award. So how does an author go about winning a book award. Well I’m in the middle of the process right now with Paper Flow your ultimate guide to making paperwork easy and I am here to tell you that winning an award takes just as much blood sweat and tears as it did writing the book. It’s darn hard work, especially if the award is one based public votes.
Here is how I went about getting votes:
- I let people know that the book was nominated by posting it on facebook and emailing my nearest and dearest family and friends
- I placed a link on my websites so people could click through and vote
- I included easy to follow instructions for voting
- I used social media and asked people to LIKE, to SHARE and to COMMENT
- I asked that once the vote was made that they let me know their vote number.
- I wrote and shared a blog and hoped you would read it!
As a result Paper Flow your ultimate guide to making paperwork easy is running second in its category (MANAGEMENT) and forth overall with around 250 books nominated that is a pretty big deal! We are up against a book backed by a huge university which as access to large databases and lists. If you believe in helping the underdog, share this blog, vote and watch our number climb.
If you are reading this before 17 Feb 2012 there is still time to vote, so click here and cast your vote once every 24 hours and LIKE, SHARE and COMMENT on facebook!
If you include your vote number on facebook, you will be placed in the draw for some surprises when we WIN the Small Business Book Award 2012!
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This article was written by MaryAnne Bennie BEd MBus is Australia’s organising guru, founder of in8 home office and life organising and creator of the Paper Flow® and in8®steps systems. She wrote Paper Flow your ultimate guide to making paperwork easy with Brigitte Hinneberg and her new book From Stuffed to Sorted will be released early in 2012.
MaryAnne is an engaging speaker and trainer and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or +61 (0)418 597 297
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