Dear Members of the Beverly Hills Book Awards® Family,
Yes, that’s you! If your book was a winner or finalist this year or even if it was not, all entrants in our contest are very much a part of the BHBAwards® Family.
As you know, we started this contest to support authors and publishers in their efforts to promote their books. Certainly a contest winner sticker on a book cover helps it to stand out, however, we want to emphasize to all of you that the accomplishment of getting a book into print and into the marketplace makes you a winner.
In the years ahead we look forward to seeing your books and doing everything we can to help encourage the cause of authors who have the courage to put their work into the public eye. We want you to know we stand with you, we cheer you on, and we will continue to champion all who put their ideas, their creativity and their hearts forward in the wonderful endeavor of creating books.
Wishing you the very best of success in all your publishing endeavors.
The Beverly Hills Book Awards® Team
KUDOS for 5th Annual Awards
We are so thrilled to hear from everyone...here is what they are saying...
I greatly appreciate the recognition of being a Finalist in the 5th Annual Beverly Hills Book Awards in the "Crime Fiction" category. As an author, it seems you are never sure if your book actually tells an interesting, coherent story that someone may actually find entertaining.
And that is the singular reason that I write---to hopefully provide the reader with an interesting, and sometimes humorous, story that will serve as a break from the everyday routine of work and stress. Your Award gives me some confidence that I am accomplishing my purpose and motivates me to work harder on my next novel (I was stalled after the first five chapters).
My focus is not about book sales-----it's about someone reading the story and saying: "I enjoyed that." I accept the Award knowing happily that someone in your organization probably repeated those words.
Tom Breen, author of The Complaint and The Device Trial
My heart is full of sincere appreciation and joy for being selected as the winner of the 5th Annual Beverly Hills Book Awards in the Children's Inspirational/Motivational category. This is an unbelievable experience for me to have this opportunity to share this milestone with my family and friends.
I realize there are many talented writers and illustrators in the publishing world. I feel blessed to have received such a prestigious award knowing this fact. I am moved beyond words that my book was selected by the judges. As a first time author this makes the award even more special. It also makes it difficult for me to find the right words to express my gratitude. The Family Tree: The Night of the Storm was a labor of love that spanned 20 years of my life.
Thank you again to the Beverly Hills Book Awards team for selecting my book for this incredible award. Please let me know if there is ever anything I can do for you.
With warmest regards,
The Family Tree: The Night of the Storm
I wanted to extend my sincere gratitude for the selection of my novel for your 2016 Beverly Hills Book Awards.
Everything about the recent release of my debut novel, A Faithful Son has been dream-like. Certainly, your acknowledgement this weekend has been the highlight of my journey, thus far.
Michael Scott Garvin
I do not know what to say. I haven't stopped smiling since receiving the email. Thank you for acknowledging 'Find me again' as Winner in the Romance category. I am honored and humbled by being chosen.
Please thank all the judges and people there who put their time in on your Awards. I know they work hard. I will be entering again with my new book and I have and will continue to praise this program to other authors and encourage them to enter. Thank you, thank you.
Janet K. Shawgo
Adrianne and I couldn't be more appreciative and honored. The more recognition our book, 'The Painting and The Piano', receives the more people we feel it will help. We could never have imagined when we started this journey that we would be winners in two categories.
We will display The Beverly Hills Book Awards seal with pride. Thanks so much again and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
All Our Best,
John Lipscomb and Adrianne Lugo
Thank you for choosing Philip & Phoebe as a finalist in the fifth annual Beverly Hills Book Awards in the Children’s Picture Book (age 4-8) category. It is the first offering of a new company, Spectacled Bear Publishing (www.spectacledbear.com), and it was forty years in the making. No, that’s not a typo.
Everyone involved in the project: author, illustrator, designer, and printing commpany is committed to the SB slogan: “Saving gentle reads ffrom extinction.” Your choosing our book as a finalist helps us meet that goal one book and one reader at a time.
I hope this finds you well. I would like to express my gratitude and the great honor to be part of your winners' list .
I'm so happy and motivated to have received the two awards form your "5th Beverly Hills Book Awards". "Shanti and the Magic Mandala" is more than a book for me, it is a kind of a new purpose in my life, in which I have the desire to inspire tolerance, compassion and freedom among the readers. I'm looking forward to finishing my next book of the series to enroll it in your next awards.
Thank you very much.
With much joy I recently read the news that our book St. Paul's College : Facing the New Millennium was selected as winner in the category Religion (non-fiction) and finalist for Book Interior Design (non-fiction).
Thank you for providing the opportunity to enter the Beverly Hills Book Awards. Our book was created as a community effort with a huge amount of volunteer hours.
Your competition was a perfect fit for us.
All the best,
I am excited to get this email and find out that my first book in the Magora series has won the Pre-Teen category. Thank you so much for making my debut novel a winner. I am overwhelmed by the positive feedback these past months, and it has been an exciting journey that has culminated in this award now. This year, the book had already won a silver medal in the Independent Publisher Awards, a silver medal in the Purple Dragonfly Award, another silver in the Readers' Favorite award, and finally a gold medal in the Moonbeam Children's Book Award. The Beverly Hills Book Award medal now tops it all. It is very special to me because I have started writing this series in California during the 90s. I lived in Pasadena and went to Beverly Hills all the time. In a way, the journey makes a full circle now and ends where it has started.
I really appreciate it!
Have a wonderful week,
I never could have imagined in my wildest dreams that my novel would place. The Journeys of Mason Night: Night Meets Moon, is my first novel and I cannot be more thrilled that it became a finalist in the Young Adult Fiction category. This has brought me and my family so much joy. I cannot express how much this distinction means. The award seal will be proudly displayed on the book cover.
I know if this book could talk it would say it is honored to wear the seal of Beverly Hills Book Awards.
Many Thanks and Wishes,
I am delighted to be honored by your organization.
Amber Amber L. Spradlin Author | Publisher
I am so thrilled and honored that my novel, "Do Not Assume", has won the 2016 Beverly Hills Book Award for best Political Thriller. I know from experience that this type of recognition can be critical to readers in deciding whether to purchase a book. So, I sincerely thank you for providing this forum for indie authors and small and independent presses to have our work reviewed and showcased. It means so much and I extend my very best wishes for your continuing success.
Elaine Williams Crockett, Author of Do Not Assume
Thanks for picking my book "Classic Game Covers" as a winner in your book awards.
I am very happy that it got choosen.
I am so thrilled to read that Fiddle Dee Dee Recipes: A Taste of "Gone With The Wind" has won in the category of Cookbooks - Regional and also received Finalist in Book - Interior Design - Non-Fiction!
Thank you so much! I appreciate the opportunity to have "the baby" showcased. After 15 years of blood, sweat and tears from conception to publishing and 2 years to get permissions from GWTW Partners, LLC and Warner Bros., it was certainly like birthing a baby! I know my late husband would be so proud!
Thank you, again, and congratulations to all those who persevered, didn't give up in spite of monumental odds, and followed their dreams to write their book.
God bless every single one!
Terry Lynn Crane
Author/Radio Personality/Performer www.terrylynncrane.com
I am grateful and honored that my book, Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions, was recognized by the 5th Annual Beverly Hills International Book Awards® — winning in two categories: Business-General, and Technology. It's only been a few days since the results of the Awards were announced, and I've already seen an increase in sales of both paperback and e-book formats at Amazon. I've also received new requests for review copies of the book from media outlets. Thank you to you, your team, and the judges.
Scott M. Graffius
Author of Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions
Thank you for selecting my book to receive this year's Beverly Hills Book Award in the category of Death and Dying.
It is an honor to be recognized by your organization. This award has given me a great deal of confidence and satisfaction. I can't tell you enough how much I appreciate it after so many years of hard work.
I am thrilled and appreciate being named a finalist in the Fantasy Category for my book Escape from Netherworld in the 5th Annual Beverly Hills Book Awards.
I wrote this book in honor of my dad who was disabled for years and my uncle who was paralyzed from the neck down from injuries sustained as a marine in Vietnam. They both passed away years ago but believed in me when I said that I wanted to write a book about our characters that we created to play in a Dungeons and Dragons setting, which kept them both deeply involved with me and my brother's daily lives. I miss them both greatly but i know that they would be proud of the book I was able to bring to life. I want to continue by writing the second and third book in the series and being recognized by the Beverly Hills Book Awards will give me a huge push toward getting them finished.
I want to thank you again for making this possible by acknowledging my book in your contest. My dream has always been to try to turn my book into a movie and will continue to work as hard as I can to someday make that dream a reality. Thank you again and I am greatly honored by this recognition.
Oh my goodness!
Thank you so much, I'm sincerely honored :)
A Secret Muse, book 1 will wear your seal/sticker proudly!
Thank you and your team for selecting my novel When Water Was Everywhere as a winner for the Beverly Hills Book Awards in the Historical Fiction category.
I have posted it on Facebook and Instagram and received lots of wonderful comments.
The press releases come next!
I am beyond thrilled and so honored.
The Scheme of Things
Thank you so much for choosing One of Windsor: The Untold Story of America's First Witch Hanging as Finalist in the category of historical fiction. I am thrilled! This story about Alice (Alse) Young, America's first witch hanging victim, was covered up for over 365 years and I am so appreciative to finally be able to share her tumultuous story with the rest of the world. It's truly a remarkable historical account that ushered in and influenced the rest of America's gruesome witch trial history. With the added publicity from your organization by being awarded this distinction of Finalist for historical fiction, you are helping me to give Alice Young a voice after almost four centuries!
With heartfelt gratitude and sincerity,
Beth M Caruso
I am so excited and grateful.
Luna Star Van Atta
Moon Dancer Productons, LLC
Beverly Hills Book Awards,
Thank you very much for recognizing me as the winner in Best Cover Design (Non- Fiction) and Best Book (True Crime).
I sincerely appreciate it!
Thank you very much!
For me this is an unanticipated honor and very cool to be listed among so many very fine books and authors.
Thank you so much for this email––it made my day! I feel so honored and privileged ed to have won an award like this!
I never thought that I would be an "award-winning author."
Thank you again.
All the Best,
That is great news!
Thank you so much for the update and the award – just perfect.
My good wishes,
Dear Beverly Hill Book Award judges,
I am deeply honored and grateful to have my very first published book “Ages of Suffocation: Remembered Dreams” be a New Non-Fiction finalist in the 5th Annual Beverly Hills International awards.
The writing and post-publication of this book has been nothing less than trying for me in so many aspects; the tears I’ve shed over this book (during the writing of it and after publication) has now been soothed by this award. This has been by far, one of the best news I have received in all of 2016 which couldn't have come at a better time.
I thank you deeply for giving self-published authors such as myself this tremendous opportunity to be recognized, it has been very encouraging.
Big congratulations to the other winners of awards and others to come!
It is difficult for me to express my happiness at being placed as Winner - though much hoped ( and prayed!) for!
It really is exhilarating to receive your email announcing the Award, and I thank you and your team, for giving authors an opportunity to be a part of this international event.
I also would like to congratulate all the winners, finalists and participants who made this 5th Annual Beverly Hills Awards such a huge success.
Thank you once again for giving me this opportunity and the high award!
Niraj Srivastava, Allahabad, India