April 27, 2012 | Categories: Altamont Augie, Literary Awards | Tags: 2011 eLit Book Awards, Altamont Augie, Independent Publisher, literary fiction
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I am pleased to announce that the e-book edition of my debut novel Altamont Augie has been named the Gold Medal winner of the 2011 eLit Book Awards for Literary Fiction. Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals were awarded in each of some fifty odd categories. The eLit Awards are dedicated to honoring the best independently published e-books of the year. The competition was open to all English language electronic titles (e-books) published in 2010 or 2011, from large, multi-title publishers to micro press houses with a single title. Judging was based on content, originality, design, and production quality. This year’s judging panel included industry professionals from the fields of editing, design, reviewing, book selling, library science, and publishing. Winners will be featured in a future issue of Independent Publisher and in their monthly newsletter, which has more than 20,000 subscribers worldwide. The awards are intended to showcase the growing importance of digital books.
I would like to thank eLit Book Awards for recognizing Altamont Augie for this humbling distinction.