LOS ANGELES, CA, November 02, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The 2nd Annual Shirley You Jest! Book Awards, presented by Liz D Publicity & Promotions, applauds its 1st place Shirley LOL and 2nd place Shirley HAH fiction and non-fiction winners.---
SYJ! Book Awards is the only comedy and humor book contest that offers publicity-based prizes to self-published and traditionally published indie authors who "bring the funny." This year's panel of judges evaluated e-book and print entries published between 2012 and 2013 that largely included humorous family memoirs, slapstick mysteries, and funny sci-fi fantasies.
Top honors belong to:
Shirley LOL (1st place):
Baby Bumps: The Almost, Barely, Not-Quite-True Story of Pregnancy, Bed Rest and One Batshit Crazy Family by Amy Sprenger
The Sh!t No One Tells You: A Guide to Surviving Your Baby's First Year by Dawn Dais
Shirley HAH (2nd place):
Murder on the First Day of Christmas (A Chloe Carstairs Mystery) by Billie Thomas
The Long and Whining Road by Simeon Courtie
SYJ! prize sponsors will award these witty wordsmiths with author interviews, book reviews, special media opportunities, and/or social media promotions. Participating U.S., Canadian, and UK sponsors include: Underground Book Reviews, Book Guys podcast, Morgen Bailey's Writing Blog, Author Groupie, The Paperback Pursuer, The Humor Columnist, The Bunny's Review, Humor Times, Conversations LIVE Radio, Conversations Magazine, Lisa Haselton's Reviews and Interviews, Reading Addiction Blog Tour, Dudes and Stuff Podcast, Humor Writers of America, Tiffany Talks Books, TeamNerd Reviews, Doing Dewey and Indie Minded Radio Show.
Shirley "tips her hat" to the awardees, as well as to the finalists, and thanks all who entered for their support and sporting attitudes.
The 3rd Annual Shirley You Jest! Book Awards is expected to launch on May 29, 2014.
Shirley You Jest! Book Awards, presented by Liz D Publicity & Promotions, honors books by self-published and traditionally published indie authors that "bring the funny" in the categories of fiction and non-fiction. Winners receive publicity-based prizes from SYJ! sponsors, such as interviews, reviews and social media mentions. http://www.shirley-you-jest.net
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