I am very pleased to present you another brilliant author, Miss Delphine Pontvieux. Her first novel, ETA Estimated Time Of Arrest, received the National Indie Excellence Book Award in the "thriller" category. For the benefit of everyone, let me explain what is the NIEA about.
What is the NIEA?
The National Indie Excellence Book Awards® contest is judged by independent experts from all aspects of the indie book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. They select award winners and finalists based on overall excellence of presentation.
Ellen Reid, President of the National Indie Excellence Book Awards® has built a highly successful career producing excellence for clients and with her own award-winning book, Putting Your Best Book Forward: A Book Shepherd’s Secrets for Producing Award- Winning
Books that Sell. As a book shepherd and book consultant, she has mastered the fine art of directing teams of professionals so that synergy develops making the end product far greater than the sum of the individual parts.
It is on this solid foundation that Ellen manages the Indie Excellence awards. She draws upon the practical, in-the-trenches experience of noted and award winning professionals from all aspects of the publishing and book production field to select the books that demonstrate excellence in cover design, copywriting, and interior layout, as well as overall feel and execution.
Ellen’s deft eye guides the judging process and contest winners can be proud and confident that the award attests to the excellence of their efforts in producing an outstanding book. Indie Excellence Awards is a trademark of Smarketing. Copyright 2007-2011. All Rights Reserved.
Here is the press release from NIEA today:
For Immediate Release Beverly Hills, California
The National Indie Excellence Book Awards Salutes the BEST of the BEST in 2011
Independent and self-published titles roar to the forefront of excellence in numerous genres
Beverly Hills, CA – In the pinnacle year of the self-published book , The National Indie Excellence Book Awards is ahead of the curve with the announcement of the 5th Annual National Indie Excellence Award Winners, Finalists and the recipients of the Sponsor’s Choice Prizes.
Today Ellen Reid, founder of The National Indie Excellence Book Awards, released the Winners and Finalists of this year’s contest www,indieexcellence.com said…
“Excellence is not easy to achieve and the book industry needs it more than ever…the NIEA salutes authors and publishers who make excellence a priority” said Reid
Competition for the top spots is fierce with prizes exceeding $12,000 in value and the priceless opportunity to have one-on-one coaching with inside industry experts including top media and PR consultants, marketing experts and others.
With a number of self-published authors exceeding sales of 100,000 copies and six and seven figures in revenue, authors and small presses are flourishing and so is the quality of books across the board.
Next year’s 2012 Award application deadline is April 30, 2012. For information and to enter, please visit: http://www.indieexcellence.com/
“The judges for this competition are industry leaders that take their responsibility very seriously. We had the best pool of submissions ever and it was not easy because of the excellent books we received in every category this year. I am constantly thrilled at the outstanding work we’re seeing,” Reid said.
Wow, this is a real prestige award to be earned. This amazing author was born and raised in France. She also lived, studied and worked in Australia, the USA, Spain and the Netherlands after she graduated from the University of Burgundy in Dijon. Her wide international exposure with 10 years of international sales and promotion experience in the music and entertainment industry not only made her background very impressive, but also translated into prestigious award winner of nobility.
Her physical look well reflects that she is a sport athlete. She loves the mountains (rock climbing, mono-skiing) and the seas (boating, waterskiing, wakeboarding, long distance swimming, triathlons). She is a scuba instructor, cave and technical diver, and ocean conservation advocate. As a writer, she regularly contributes to international diving publications.
So, get hold of her novel and you are rest assured that it will definitely be worth more than your money you spent because it is true find art, which has been well written. Please do not forget to revert you feedback via comment provided below.
Enjoy your reading and have a great weekend.