Are you a Christian author who wants the chance to showcase your success in marketing on a national scale? Then don’t miss the opportunity to enter the 2024 Christian Authors Network (CAN) Excellence in Marketing Awards.
This highly respected award recognizes the most creative and results-driven marketing campaigns in Christian publishing. Entering can fast-track your author platform through exclusive exposure opportunities and accolades.
Prizes and Opportunities from the Awards
What will you gain if you win the prestigious CAN Marketing Awards? Plenty! This award provides Christian authors and marketers with prizes and opportunities that elevate careers.
Winners of the CAN Marketing Awards will receive not just a trophy, but a comprehensive suite of marketing tools and services. Here’s an inside look at what you could win:
- A public relations package from the highly esteemed PR firm, Jones Literary, worth $1,495. This includes media training, coaching, editorial planning, and more!
First Place Prizes (for 3 winners)
- Book announcements sent to over 400 major Christian media outlets, magazines, websites, and TV networks.
- Book promoted to 15,000 Christian readers. Priceless exposure!
- Book broadcast sent to over 1,400 Christian retailers
- Book information emailed to 400 book review bloggers.
- You and your book featured on a CAN blog.
- Celebrate Lit’sSocial Media Building Giveaway Share Promo.
- Feedback from judges on your marketing campaign to improve your future strategies.
- An award trophy presented at The Well Conference on April 27, 2024.
As you can see, these prizes provide serious opportunities to boost your platform! The publicity and marketing assets are invaluable. Consider what past winners have gained:
- Michelle Medlock Adams won in 2021 and said the award connected her to new readers nationwide and propelled her latest book launch success.
- Gold winner Susan Neal called her win a “career highlight” that demonstrated expertise and opened new coaching opportunities.
- Saundra Dalton-Smith worked with multiple publishers on book launch strategies after her award.
This makes the CAN Marketing Awards one of the highest honors in the industry.
Award Categories and Scoring System
There are awards for fiction and nonfiction in three categories:
– Online presentation through website content, blog, newsletter, and social media
– Print materials like posters, direct mail, flyers, and conference signage
– Broadcast efforts like videos, conferences, podcasts, speaking, and radio spots
Judges look at creativity, engagement, investment (time and financial), and return on investment. Your creativity and engagement are 70 percent of your score. Your investment provides 20 percent of your score, which leaves only 10 percent on your return on investment. So this contest is not simply about how many books you sold, but your creativity and response from your readers.
Some marketing campaigns that won the 2023 contest include:
- Broadcast media by Judy DuCharme who created promotional videos and location videos to engage her audience.
- Visual Media (print materials) for Grace Fox’s book launch.
- Website presence by Allen Brokken who ran very effective Amazon ads.
Showcase Your Success
Which marketing strategies have been effective for you in 2023? You only need to enter in one category. Even if you performed a marketing technique for only a one month; if it provided results—engagement and more book sales—you could win. You won’t know unless you enter. And the benefits you get if you win are well worth trying.
You’ve had the vision to write your book…now get the recognition you deserve! Winning means more than just accolades—it’s about making your voice heard in the Christian community and beyond. Your success will be broadcasted to key Christian media while press releases about your victory will find their way to esteemed outlets like Publishers Weekly and ECPA.
Both independent and traditionally published authors can enter. Visit the website (https://christianauthorsnetwork.com/marketing-award/) to learn more about eligibility and category submissions. Submit your entry for a chance at these career-elevating awards. Entry period ends February 1, 2024. Don’t miss your chance to win big! Enter the CAN Marketing Awards today!