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11th Annual Sponsor’s Choice Prizes

The Indie Excellence® Sponsor’s Choice Prizes are personally selected by Ellen Reid, the President of the Indie Excellence Awards from the group of Winners & Finalists that have been recognized in all contest categories. Rather than highlighting any specific element, these awards recognize the books that demonstrate an indefinable synergy of elements that makes for an excellent presentation.

Event Management Services

Event Management Services

EMSI Public Relations (, an industry leader in the promotion of books, is looking forward to providing the prize of a comprehensive national print publicity campaign valued at $6,000.00.  This campaign will include the following:

We will write two feature story articles that will focus on the message of your book. The articles will be written in the same journalistic style of newspapers and magazines and will include numerous quotes from you, positioning you as an expert. Mention of the release of your book will be included as part of the newsworthiness of the articles.

  • We will distribute your articles to our contacts at major daily newspapers, national and regional magazines, blogs and trade publications (if appropriate).
  • We will reach out to book reviewers and book bloggers and will send review copies of your book to those who request a copy.
  • We will arrange interviews with journalists requesting to speak with you before doing a story on your topic. 
  • You’ll be added to our clipping service and will be provided with copies or links of the newspaper and magazine coverage we receive.
  • This national print campaign comes with a guarantee of print media placements in legitimate press outlets - offline and online - that possess a combined 2 million potential readers in online visitors and/or circulations.

$7,500.00 Value

Conscious Media Relations

Radio Media Tour

If you're a personal growth or self-help author, than you'll want to win this prize! It's the only Radio Media Tour that offers authors to 3,000+ radio shows seeking personal development/self-help/conscious living/prosperity/wellnes/spirituality/success/transformational experts! Jackie Lapin's Conscious Media Relations (CMR) has developed a proprietary list of shows that are eager to book the authors she represents.

Here are the words used by those authors who have availed themselves of this service to date: awesome, amazing, inundated, results-oriented, asset, blockbuster, overwhelmed! The tour will bring your voice, your message and your wisdom to tens of thousands of listeners—many of whom may be your next customer, client, speaking engagement or website visitor!

This $2000 version of the Personal Development Radio Media Tour is called The Direct Access Path. As winner, CMR will write a compelling pitch letter on you and your book, and distribute it to the agency's list of 3,000 personal growth shows, along with 3000 other mainstream media. The pitch will come from your email and responses will come directly back to you. CMR also has two other radio media tours—Full Service Premium and the author/agency interactive Self Booking Tour. Call for more information.

Conscious Media Relations has the nation's most comprehensive media lists covering the personal growth/mind-body-spirit sector. The company, which bridges the gap between the transformational and the mainstream media, counts among its clients Don Miguel Ruiz, James Twyman, Dr. Joe Vitale, Dr. Joe Dispenza,  Dr. Eric Pearl/The Reconnection, Denise Linn, Chris & Janet Attwood, Marie Diamond, Hay House, Sounds True, Red Wheel Weiser, New World Library and HCI Books.

  $2000 Value

CMR is known as one-stop shopping for the Conscious and Transformational Media. The agency also offers DYI publicity resources—a mini-webinar series  and author marketing lists—and speaker representation via Conscious and Transformational Speakers.

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