Thanks to Alice's tip in the comments yesterday, I have just figured out that Craving Beauty was voted the Best Silhouette Desire of 2005 by the readers at Cataromance! Yes, I need to get a clue but let's move on and celebrate!!
Actually it's funny because today's post was going to be about awards. This is the time when a lot of the nominations for various awards, including the RITAs (which are considered the Oscars of the romance world) come out. Bronwyn Jameson (triple RITA nominee!) did a post here about how the awards/nomination process works.
The Cataromance Awards, however, are somewhat different because the author doesn't enter - it's the readers who nominate them through their own reading over the year. I've never actually entered a published author contest as yet. I don't have anything against them (it's definitely a nice buzz to final/win) - I just haven't got around to it. Maybe next year?!
But moving on to my point. While it is very nice to win (thank you Cata readers!!), do the words Award Winning Author across a cover make any difference as to whether you buy a book? Does it make you give the book more of a chance especially if it's a new author?
(p.s. Tomorrow's post may be very late or non-existent.)