Jennifer Irwin is a captivating storyteller and powerful advocate for women empowerment. Her debut novel, A Dress the Color of the Sky, aligns with the #MeToo movement and released to rave reviews. Jennifer has thoughtfully dedicated the novel to all women chasing a dream.
Jennifer’s book received a Book Excellence Award in 2018 in the Contemporary Fiction category. The book details the main character’s struggle with addiction and abuse and incorporates strong themes of courage, love and hope. Jennifer’s powerful use of imagery and emotional storytelling hooks readers immediately. Her book has now been optioned for a major film.
Challenges as an Author
Jennifer’s journey in book marketing started off as a challenge.
“All of the book marketing falls on the author’s shoulders. It is frustrating because I can only touch the surface of penetrating the reader market.”
Like many authors, Jennifer struggled with using her time to market her first book or focus it on writing the sequel.
Jennifer’s story is not unique. Many authors face this difficult balancing act and receive little help or support in their book marketing process.
However, Jennifer was determined to breakthrough and ensure her novel was a success. Spending years writing the book, Jennifer wanted to become a bestselling author so that more readers could benefit from the book’s emotional yet inspirational theme.
Jennifer chose to apply to the Book Excellence Awards to expand her reach and visibility.
“The Book Excellence Awards is highly regarded by influencers in the industry like big publishers, producers, and Publisher’s Weekly. I submitted to the award contest because I felt a win would give my book far greater visibility than I would be able to accomplish on my own.”
The awards are designed to help authors navigate the book marketing world in a simpler, easier fashion, instead of authors doing everything themselves.
Becoming a Book Excellence Award Winner
Upon learning of her award win, Jennifer was elated.
“I was thrilled and honored to receive such a prestigious book award for my debut novel.”
The award helped Jennifer’s book stand out among readers and bolster sales.
“I have already seen an increase in my book sales since announcing the win.”
Jennifer’s success with her first book is clear and a true inspiration to other authors looking to share their message and make a difference in people’s lives.
Jennifer embarked on a nationwide promotional book tour that included a book signing at Barnes & Noble, visits to independent bookstores and book festivals.
Jennifer was also invited as a guest author to a host of book clubs where readers shared deep, meaningful discussions about how the characters in her novel touched their lives.
Positive reviews continue to pour in for Jennifer with a loyal and engaged fan base of readers calling her book:
“A masterpiece novel of addiction and redemption. 5 stars all the way. Beautifully written and emotionally charged, Jennifer Irwin hit this one out of the park!”
The book has now achieved best-seller status hitting #1 in 3 categories on Amazon in one day! It is also under option to be made into a feature film.
In addition to her other accomplishments, Jennifer has also appeared in major media publications and in interviews on television, radio and in podcasts. Some of which include the ABC morning show Talk of Alabama, the LA Talk Radio Show, Dr. Debra & Therapist Kellie, and the Kat Kanavos show.
Jennifer’s advice to other authors who may be interested in entering the Book Excellence Awards:
“Any author who is considering submitting their book to an award contest should put the Book Excellence Award at the top of their list.”