The long and short of it

Sound of Silence at the Little Free Library in Calgary.

Sound of Silence at the Little Free Library in Calgary.

Sound of Silence didn’t make the Whistler Independent Book Awards’ short-list. However, I was honoured to be in esteemed “long-list” company. Independent publishing is increasingly being taken seriously by the publishing industry and I’m glad the Whistler Independent Book Awards is recognizing indie published authors. All the best to those on the short-list.

Anybody have another view on the indie book market? I’d love to hear from you.

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Silence in Whistler

Whistler in the summer.

Whistler in the summer. A good time to read when the slopes are green.

Sound of Silence was ‘long-listed‘ in the Whistler Independent Book Awards non-fiction category. This is the first year for the awards and I’m happy to have made the first cut. I find out if my memoir moves on to the short list next week on Monday, July 18.

The awards recognize excellence in Canadian independent publishing. There are prizes for four categories: fiction, non-fiction, crime fiction and poetry. The inaugural Independent Book Awards will be handed out in October.

I’ll keep you posted on how my book does. Meanwhile, what are you reading this summer? Let me know.