Ah, children’s book awards. A lot of us would love to have a lot of them on our books!
I just received this email from a publication sent by SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators):
PRO INSIDER: Retraction
We regret that we listed Moonbeam Children’s Book Award in our June issue, as it has been brought to our attention that this contest is run by The Jenkins Group, a costly self-publishing services. Please do not apply for this award.
Bonnie Bader & the staff of the PRO INSIDER
Whether for the fact that it’s a self-publishing service or that it’s a costly one, or both, my reaction is the same: Eesh.
In fact, you need Indieworld if you’re in any stage of writing, even the infancy stages, and you plan to self-publish.
Currently, there’s a call for all self-publishers to list up to two of their books on this Goodreads thread here (follow the directions!), for inclusion in the wonderful Navigating Indieworld site in their first Indie Books Event of the year!
Your books will appear in their respective genres. I am over the moon thrilled that I am at least temporarily next to an author who is as kind and generous as she is prolific, Carole P Roman.
As more children’s book authors come in, this may change, but I’ll take it for now! 🙂
Each author also gets an author page on Navigating Indieworld. Here’s mine:
All of this could be you! Go to the Goodreads thread now.