This is a post by Jo Linsdell and Donna McDine for those children authors out there. Personally, I think awards are just an ok marketing tool, but not the be all and end all by any means. I received an IPPY award in the historical fiction category for my first book: Rosebloom. Did it help someone decide to purchase my book? Maybe. But I’m not sure it has done a lot for me, but then
I figure it doesn’t hurt. So why not – if it doesn’t cost too much. Give it a go!
In this link Cheryl Carpinello gives a list of various contests/awards that is very helpful.