On Saturday, August 5, the Florida Authors & Publishers Association (FAPA) gave out its prestigious annual President’s Awards for the best books of 2015 and the first half of 2016 by authors and publishers in Florida and throughout the United States.
The event, which took place at the Hilton Orlando/Lake Buena Vista Resort, recognized outstanding books by awarding either a gold, silver, or bronze medal. Winners were selected by the competition’s sixty-five judges, which included librarians, educators, designers, and publishing professionals.
Both of C.K.’s most recent children’s books, The Castle Across the Street: Prince Jackson Goes to School and The Tremendous Tale of the Terrifying Toynado, received a Silver 2016 President’s Book Award. C.K.’s lastest books join her first two previously awarded books, The Castle Across the Street (Silver 2014 FAPA Award) and My Silly Dog Gus (Gold 2015 Fapa Award).
“The 2016 award winners exemplify excellence in publishing both regionally and nationally. The awards continue to command the attention of industry professionals and readers!” said Terri Gerrell, FAPA President.
As a recipient of a FAPA President’s Book Award, C.K. will also have the opportunity to have her books displayed at BookExpo America 2017.
FAPA will be hosting a booth at the #1 book and author event for the book industry in the United States in New York City on May 31–June 2, 2017.
It’s official! C.K.’s fourth book, The Tremendous Tale of the Terrifying Toynado, is now on sale in hardcover, paperback and e-book.
Remember that you don’t need a Kindle for the e-book. You just need to download the app on your device (iPad, android, iPhone, PC, etc.). If you click on the kindle version on Amazon, there is a look inside feature that gives you a sneak peek at the first few pages. Also, all four of C.K.’s books are a part of the kindle matchbook program. This means that when you purchase the paperback on Amazon, you can get the e-book for only $.99 ($1 off).
All four of C.K.’s books are available on Amazon.com and BN.com. Click on the link below to go straight to her author page on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/C.-K.-Carter/e/B00EEA4ENG
If you are interested in purchasing signed copies, please visit C.K.’s online store at https://squareup.com/market/ckcarterbooks
Though C.K.’s book, My Silly Dog Gus, didn’t receive an award in the 2015 Writer’s Digest Self-Published eBook Awards, she did get a glowing review from the judge. Take a look below.
My Silly Dog Gus comes with a classically illustrated cover that is sure to draw the attention of both male and female child readers. Who doesn’t love a dog? And a dog named Gus? Come on. Great marketing effort with this design.
While there are so many children’s books featuring dog characters on the market, it is so difficult to find one that stands out in the crowd and is both unique and entertaining. The author has done a great job here with little Gus. What a fun book about Gus “who won’t stop barking”. A fun read from cover to cover. Nicely done.
The overall production quality is top notch here. From the design to the illustrations to the development and writing style, this is well above average. Nice set up and clean writing, as well.
Gus will make a great addition to any child’s library and I plan to share this one with my own children. The author has an excellent voice for the genre and I encourage her to continue on in this endeavor with more books.
I hope to read more from the author in the near future. Best of luck with this project.
~2015 Judge, 3rd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published eBook Awards