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It's February - are you keeping your New Year's Resolution???

Posted by Nancy Young on February 9, 2015 at 1:25 AM

Independent Publishers' Book Award-Winning Authors and Publishers Share Their Resolutions

BY LAUREN WHITE

2014 was a year of monumental changes in the publishing industry – changes that impacted everyone, from publicists and authors to editors and readers. We decided to find out how some of our 2014 IPPY award-winners are responding to another year’s worth of experience by asking for their New Year’s resolutions, and they delivered. The contributions below are varied, including general goals and specific marketing tactics, but there is one constant: these award-winners are making things happen. Cheers to 2015!

Nancy Young, author of Strum, 2014 IPPY Silver Medalist:

“2014 was a bumper year for me – six book awards including an IPPY Silver Medal and an USA Best Book Finalist Award! Never in my wildest dreams did I think those accolades would come to a first-time novelist. My New Year’s resolution is to ride out this good luck wave as far as my literary sea will take me! When a writer receives an award, it’s our obligation to keep on writing, to keep on offering what is real and true. As Ernest Hemingway once said, 'All good books have one thing in common, they are truer than if they had really happened.' I resolve to keep my light burning bright and my words in front of many readers, because writing is an act of love.”


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