NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS
CELEBRATING SELF & INDEPENDENT PUBLISHING EXCELLENCE
These are the winners of the Sponsor's Prize Awards for the 12th Annual Contest!
The Indie Excellence® Sponsor’s Choice Prizes are carefully selected by our jurors from the group of Winners & Finalists recognized in the main contest categories. These special awards honor books that demonstrate an outstanding synergy of form and content in a superior overall presentation and can utilize our sponsors offerings in particular.
THE LAUNCH BOOK
MOTIVATIONAL STORIES TO LAUNCH YOUR IDEA, BUSINESS OR NEXT CAREER
News & Experts (formerly EMSI), an industry leader in the promotion of books, is looking forward to providing the prize of a comprehensive national talk-radio publicity campaign valued at $3,750.00. This incredible package includes 15 talk-radio interviews on the local and national level.
News & Experts have been arranging talk radio interviews for 25 years, scheduling 40 to 50 interviews every week. As a result, talk show hosts and producers around the country consider News & Experts to be one of their primary sources of guests, topics and experts.
Talk radio campaigns are a favorite for clients who enjoy the conversational format and appreciate the flexibility of radio – show guests are interviewed by telephone from the comfort of their homes. In fact, we have several clients who’ve been doing back-to-back talk radio campaigns for years!
Interviews on radio shows allow you to speak directly to large, dedicated audiences, many of whom are giving you their full attention because they’re captive listeners – the commuters and truckers looking to be entertained. And they’re fans of the show host, which gives you instant credibility. If their favorite host thinks you’re great, you must be!
At News and Experts, we have several former and current talk show hosts on staff, including CEO Marsha Friedman, so we understand what hosts and producers need and want.
Talk radio campaigns include 15 interviews guaranteed to be scheduled within a six-month period. In the unlikely event we’re unable to meet our guarantee, clients get their money back for any unscheduled interviews.
Our media veterans craft compelling, customized talk show segments for each client based on news, trends and issues relevant to his or her message. Clients are positioned as experts and pitched to radio shows across the country as potential guests.
We work with AM, FM and satellite shows that are broadcast nationally, in syndication and/or on local stations in the top 100 U.S. markets. We do not reach out to stations with less than 5,000 watts of power or internet shows.
We encourage clients to share their interviews on their websites and on social media, which increases the visibility and credibility they provide.
3 - Evaluation/Review/Distribution Prizes ($449. value each)
DartFrog Books (http://www.dartfrogbooks.com/) evaluates, selects and distributes exceptional self-published books to independent bookstores. We also evaluate and distribute exceptional books from small publishers who produce less than five books per year.
In honor of the wonderful and dedicated work of so many indie authors, we are pleased to present three NIEA award winners with the DartFrog NIEA Award Package, which includes an evaluation from DartFrog for potential distribution to independent bookstores, and a book review from our partner, Foreward Reviews.
We can help you get into stores and into distribution as a self-publisher.
DartFrog Books wishes you all the best of luck in the awards process and looks forward to learning this year's results. Congratulations on producing award worthy books!