Thursday, October 13, 2016

50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading Book Awards Accepting Votes From Public For 2016 Awards

'50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading' has been called the 'People's Choice Awards' for authors of fiction and non-fiction books

'50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading' is now accepting votes from the public. While most awards programs hand out awards for books, it is the ARTIST behind the book who should be the focus of the award. Most authors overcome tremendous challenges and work very hard to bring their work to market. The '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading' awards contest looks for the 'story behind the story'.

An award given for a single book impacts one book only. An award given to an author impacts all the works of that author, past, present and future. As in the world of film, some awards are for best movies, others are for best actors/actresses.  Using this analogy '50 Great Writers' bestows awards upon the writer (actor/actress).

In that the contest is about the author, participants submit an essay about their writing journey/career, their expectations as authors, a summary of their body of work and basic information about their books. The public at large is then invited to read these essays and decide whom to vote for.

Authors must build long-term platforms to create ongoing sales and achieve success. People buy books because of the personality BEHIND the work. A great book has very little long-term market value if the author remains relatively anonymous. It is for these reasons '50 Great Writers' focuses sharply on the real story and the personality behind the book.

Award contests must be viewed as being a marketing tool that should be an integral part of the marketing strategies designed by all authors.  It takes time to win awards, and the more awards authors win the more recognition for their work they stand to receive.

Voting is currently open for the 2016 contest. Winners will appear in the 2016 edition of '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading'. Participants include, but are not limited to:

Andre Boyce
Andrew Harkless
Angel Marie Monachelli
Arleen Alleman
Barbara Lieberman
Barbara Pisick
Becky Feola
Ben Bryant
Betty J. Deniston
Bob Moats
Bonny Brookes
Brenda Thornlow
Brian A. McLaughlin
Brian Aull
Charles W. Massie
Chris Rhodes
Clayton Graham
A. Colin Wright
D. A. Dorsey
Dana Lyons
Daniel P. Douglas
David Broderick
Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
Debra Whittam
Diane Harper
Donna Louis
Frances Fuller
Frankie Picasso
J.E Smythe
J. R. Robinson
James Westly
Jim Dilyard
Joan Schweighardt
Julie Cosgrove
K-Lee Starland
Karynne Summars
Kass Ghayouri
Kathy Connor Dobronyi
Kathryn Heaney
Kelly Marshall
Kenneth W. Ford
Kim LM Bilodeau
Kristi Burchfiel
Laura Hughes
Lawrence Hoffman
Leah Lindeman
Leila Lynne Leidtke
Linda Maria Frank
Lorilyn Roberts
Marie McGaha
Martha Du'Sage
Mary J. Williams
Maxine Mansfield
Michelle Cox
Dr. Nicole Audet
Nina Mancuso
Norma Jennings
Patricia Lee Chalfant
R. G. Bud Phelps
R. Kyle Hannah
Richard Andrew King
Rico Austin
Robert Lovelle Rooks
Sally Berneathy
Sharie Heading-Deal
Simone Faith
Stephen Lee Arrington
Steve Snyder
Sully Grand-Jean, MPA
Susan Kite
Tina Martel
TM Morris
Todd Campau
Tom Davis
Tom O'Grady Jr.
Tom Roberts
Tracy Bryan
Tyra Garlington
Vicki Augustiniak
Wayne Clark
Yvonne Randle

'50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading' is an annual publication written and produced by The Authors Show - "The Authors Marketing Powerhouse" - and is marketed through their substantial publicity outreach channels. Winners are presented in the annual publication, available to the public, with the author's photo, website address, book title(s), and the author's unique story. Winners may also state they have been featured in "50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading" in any of their own marketing materials. This produces instant credibility, a third party endorsement and a lot of marketing value. Winners receive ongoing recognition and can use their winner status as marketing and publicity tools in hundreds of ways to increase sales. Winners are also featured on a dedicated website.

The Grand Prize winner receives a marketing and publicity package worth several thousand dollars.

The public can cast their vote for the best 'story behind the story' by visiting 'The Authors Show' website. All entries can be reviewed by visiting, where votes may be cast. More information is available at The Authors Show site. Questions about the contest should be submitted to Danielle Hampson at

About The Authors Show:

The Authors Show is a professional book marketing audio and video program that offers participants three major benefits:

1. The production of a professionally edited audio and/or video tool showcasing the participating author and his/her book(s),

2. Each participating author is included in their substantial weekly social media outreach

3. The show shares with participants their own pool of readers by broadcasting their interview on the network, putting books work in front of thousands of potential book buyers authors would otherwise not reach.


Danielle Hampson