2012 Sharp Writ Book Awards by Smart Book Lovers Now Open for Submissions
Smart Book Lovers,a non-profit organization for people with high intellect and a passion for books, is now accepting nominations for the 2012 Sharp Writ Book Awards. The Sharp Writ Book Awards are presented annually by Smart Book lovers to recognize excellence in writing.
San Francisco, California (PRWEB) March 07, 2012
Smart Book Lovers is now accepting nominations for the 2012 Sharp Writ Book Awards. The Sharp Writ Book Awards are presented annually to recognize excellence in writing. Smart Book Lovers is a non-profit organization for people with high intellect and a passion for books. Our membership is global and currently at approximately 1300.
Both printed and electronic Books are eligible. They must be in English, have a valid ISBN (not required for digital books published on Kindle) and be published in 2009 or later. Books already submitted in 2010 or 2011 cannot be resubmitted. The final deadline for entering is August 31, 2012, with an Early Bird incentive for books submitted by April 30, 2012. Unlike many other book awards, self-published titles are also eligible for entry as long as they meet the other requirements. An application can be downloaded from the Sharp Writ Book Awards' website. Anyone, including the publisher, publicist, agent, author or a fan can submit a book for consideration.
Winners in the 2012 Sharp Writ Awards will be announced by December, 2012, at a virtual award ceremony organized jointly by Smart Book Lovers and Channel IQ. The winners of the Sharp Writ Book Awards will receive a crystal award and certificates, as well as earn credibility and publicity for their books.
Dr. Linda Reid is a Los Angeles based physician-author and a two year participant in SWBA. Her book "Where Angels Fear to Tread" (Renegade Paladins). written as Yolanda Pascal, won the award for Science Fiction in 2010; "Devil Wind" came in at second place in 2011 in Fiction. "I am thrilled that 'Devil Wind' won 2nd place in the Fiction category for the 2011 Sharp Writ Book Awards" said Dr. Reid who wrote the book along with Dr. Deborah Shlian."Smart Book Lovers, a very discerning group of readers with high IQ, have enjoyed our story in which fathers and daughters overcome years of relationship strife and join forces to save themselves and the lives of thousands of innocent victims from a Los Angeles inferno and a rogue CIA operative's earthshaking conspiracy."
Dr. Reid added, "I'm honored to receive this prestigious award, and I've been very happy that so many readers have discovered my books when they were featured in Sharp Writ Book Awards/ Smart Book Lovers' blog and Facebook pages."
The categories for the 2012 Sharp Writ Awards are:
MYSTERY: Mystery, Suspense, Thriller, Sleuths and Crime. Other genres may be considered - contact for approval.
SCIENCE FICTION: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal, and Supernatural.
GENERAL FICTION: All other categories in Fiction including, but not limited to, Action & Adventure, Graphical Novel, Family, Saga, Historical, Humor, Inspirational, Metaphysical, Political, Western, and Romance. Other sub-genres not explicitly mentioned here, may be considered - contact organizers for more information.
POETRY: All categories of Poetry.
PSYCHOLOGY: Psychology and Self-Help.
GENERAL NON-FICTION: Career, Educational, History, Military, and True Crime. Other genres will be considered - contact organizers for approval.
BIOGRAPHY / AUTOBIOGRAPHY: Books which are biographical or autobiographical in nature, including personal memoirs.
YOUNG ADULT: Books specifically targeted at a teen audience. All genres (fiction, non-fiction, etc.) of young adult are placed in this category.
CHILDREN'S BOOKS: Books specifically targeted at a child audience. Examples include picture books or easy readers that combine text and illustrations.
To find out more details about how to nominate a book or to download a nomination form, visit the Sharp Writ Book Awards' website.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 16, 2011
With the deadline for submissions only a few weeks away, organizers ofSharp Writ Book Awards (SWBA)announced that based on the submissions received so far, they expect the number of eBook submissions for the 2011 SWBA book awards to equal or exceed submissions of printed books.
Sharp Writ Book Awards are organized by Smart Book Lovers, a high IQ Society, and aim to recognize excellence in books independent of the media used for publication.
Since the inception of Sharp Writ Book Awards, the organizers have accepted nominations for books published in both electronic the electronic and traditional print forms.Sharp Writ Book Awardsprovide an excellent opportunity for book marketing to authors, publishers, publicists and agents.
Ann Coghill, Coordinator for 2011 Sharp Writ Book Awards explains “Sharp Writ Book Awards span a wide range of genres for the written word. Whether a book is published in electronic format for the cloud, an e-reader such as Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and Sony, or in the traditional print format, it is eligible fornomination for 2011 Sharp Writ Awardsas long as it meets all the criteria. Nominating a book for the 2011 Sharp Writ Book Awards not only recognize an excellent piece of writing, but also provide an opportunity for book marketing and publicity.”
The second annual Sharp Writ Book Awards accept nominations in five categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Memoirs/Autobiography, Children and Young Adult.
"Career Match: Connecting Who You Are with What You’ll Love to Do” by Shoya Zichy and Ann Bidou won the Shomaker Award for Best Research. Career Match takes the readers through a simple but revealing ten-minute assessment quiz to help them identify their unique strengths, ideal work environment, entrepreneurial style and interviewing strengths. It also outlines over 40 careers suitable to their personality. Filled with inspiring case studies for each style, Career Match provides concrete and customized information to help readers find career success and satisfaction.
“Where Angels Fear to Tread” by award-winning thriller author Linda Reid (writing as Yolanda Pascal) won the Special Award for the best works in the Young Adult (Fiction) Category. The book’s main characters Shiloh Rush and Spud Escott not only costar in a sci-fi TV program for kids, they moonlight as agents for ZygInt, the intelligence arm of the Zygan Federation. The pacing is fast and continuous, making “Where Angels Fear to Tread” a fantastic science-fiction ride for young adults.
“The Chemist” by Janson Mancheski won the award for excellence in Fiction. Evil lurks around many corners, far more than we often care to admit. ”The Chemist” is a depiction of just such evil. The story features a devious criminal, who lurks behind the mask of normalcy. His crimes create city-wide panic, and baffle the police. Can one Green Bay detective stop the monster? Or with time running out, will evil prevail? Fast paced and tightly written, it will leave you more aware of the dangers around you than perhaps you care to know.
Other award winners include “Taking Aim at the President: The Remarkable Story of the Woman Who Shot at Gerald Ford” by Geri Spieler for excellence in Nonfiction; “Jackson and Bud’s Bumpy Ride: America’s First Cross-country Automobile Trip” by Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff for excellence in Children’s Books; “Heart of a Student Athlete: All-Pro Advice for Competitors and Their Families” by Karl Mecklenburg for excellence in the Young Adult category and “Given” by Nick Bradvica, for excellence in the memoirs/ autobiography category.
“I am absolutely thrilled at ‘The Chemist’ winning the 2010 Sharp Writ Book Awards” said author Janson Mancheski. “I hope the recognition gives more readers the opportunity to enjoy the book, and that everyone comes to realize one truth: “the Sharp Writ awards signify quality in writing.”
“It is an honor to win the 2020 Sharp Writ Special Award for Best Research” say authors Shoya Zichy and Ann Bidou. “We hope readers recognize the valuable contribution of such an award in promoting excellence in research work behind nonfiction / self-help books as exemplified by the personality model detailed in Career Match.”
“I am thrilled that ‘Where Angels Fear to Tread’ won the 2010 Sharp Writ Book Award for the Young Adult (Fiction) Category” said author Linda Reid who wrote this book as Yolanda Pascal. “I am glad that Smart Book Lovers, a very discerning group of readers with high IQ enjoyed their literary adventures with my characters William Escott and Shiloh Rush”.
With more than 1200 members around the world, Smart Book Lovers is an international high IQ Society whose membership requires a IQ higher than 97.88% of the general population, a love for books and legal sanity. Find out more about Smart Book Lovers at its website.
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