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As an author I have the privilege to become one of the first to have their works made into a Cine-book. However I need your votes to see this dream become a reality .
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Click the link and vote. That simple. If it gets to 1000 votes then it will be published in this new E-book format.
|Thank you for entering the 2018 IPPY Awards!|
Greetings and thank you for supporting the IPPY Awards and the independent publishing movement! We hope this means you recognize the promotional value of entering the "World’s Largest Book Awards Contest." We’re constantly trying to make it the "world’s best" book awards contest, so if you have any suggestions on how we can make it a better experience, please let us know.
Judging is nearly complete! And, wow, what an exciting couple of months we've spent with your amazing books. It's never easy making the tough judging decisions, but it's always exciting and always an honor to bring some much-deserved recognition to your excellent books!
Tomorrow is the big day -- at about 4pm eastern time we will send another announcement like this one, but include live links to the results pages: one page for the 83 general categories; one for the regional and ebook categories; and a third for the Outstanding Book of the Year categories. These pages will not go live until this Thursday, to give us time to make edits and add cover images -- and then our official announcement will go out to all IPPY Awards entrants and IndependentPublisher.com subscribers that afternoon. So, it will be important to search the results pages and find any medal-winning books you entered and check them for correct spelling and wording.
Best of luck to all, and stand by until 4pm eastern time tomorrow!
We hope that by announcing the results this week will give you some time for arranging your schedule if you choose to attend the award ceremony. We hold the ceremony during BookExpo America because so many of you already plan to be there at that time, but anyone who wins a medal is certainly welcome. Also, we understand how expensive travel and lodging can be, so we don't pressure you to be there at all. That's why we mail packets to those who can't attend. You don't have to be present to win!
On Tuesday, May 29, 2018, from 6-9 pm, we'll present the 22nd Annual IPPY Awards ceremony in New York’s Time Square, at the legendary Copacabana night club. All medal-winning books get two tickets for free, with extra guest tickets available for $75 each. We'll supply more details as the event gets closer, but we're excited about holding our second big event at this new venue.
Each year since 1996, the Independent Publisher Book Awards competition has identified a reading list of progressive, thought-provoking books, the kind that can touch lives, advance careers, and stretch our imaginations. With the tag line, "Recognizing Excellence in Independent Publishing," the IPPY Awards showcase the best books from throughout North America and the English-speaking world. Launched as the first unaffiliated awards program open exclusively to independent, university, and self-published titles, the awards are presented each spring at a gala ceremony during the BookExpo America convention in New York. Winners receive gold, silver and bronze medals and foil seals for their book covers.
Life has hills and valleys, but is how you handle those low times that will lead you to overcome the mountains in your life.
About the Author
Born In 1982, a native to Lorain Ohio, Melisa grew up living with her grandparents Frances and James Lasure. She attended Clearview High School as well as Lorain County J.V.S. While in J.V.S she attended the Culinary Arts program graduating in 2001.
In 2003 she welcomed the addition of her daughter Chyenne. Who inspired her to start to put her dreams to paper. A story she wrote after her daughter's birth, although not published, became the stepping stone to everything else she would eventually write.
In 2011 near tragedy struck as Melisa's health began to decline. By summer of 2011 she would need to use a cane to get around. Suffering a stroke she required a craniotomy where she suffered her second stroke. Leaving her with a partial impairment of her speech, and weakness on her right side. After surgery she would need to learn not only to walk again, but speak as well as recognize the alphabet.