The book marketing methods are constantly changing.
Although the interest of the readers remain high, our main goal is to help authors with marketing and sales. The past few months the authors reported declining sales when advertised in our magazines, therefore, we decided that it's not worth the time we put into designing and publishing the magazines if the authors can't benefit from advertising in them.
Instead of continuing the monthly magazines, we refer authors to our sister blog where they get more attention and promotion.
Visit the #OurAuthorGang blog at http://asmallgangofauthors.blogspot.com/
After a long discussion between the GBBPub staff and our faithful judges, we have to announce with a heavy heart that we will no longer offer Literary Award Contests.
It has been a great two years and our judges rewarded a lot of books that deserved the award and recognition.
However, the value of book awards has been greatly reduced by the popularity award contests that are popping up by the hundreds on social sites.
These contests have no value because author groups are voting for the books or the authors hire click farms to vote for their books on Google forms that the contest organizers provide.
We find this type of contests misleading because the books are not read by judges to decide which book deserves the award, but the winners are decided by the number of votes.
There are still long lasting, prestigious award contests out there that readers trust but the majority of the awards posted on books lately are useless popularity awards that doesn't reflect the value of the books.
Due to this change in how award contests are conducted, we no longer wish to be part of it.
The winners of our contests can proudly present their award badges, knowing that our contests were done with integrity and fairness.
We wish every author great success!
Erika, Denise, and Zita
Books need reviews and not just because good reviews boost the author's ego (which really does) but because reviews are an essential part of book marketing.
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