I had thought that if we could win an award or two for our book that it would boost sales. One in particular that I thought we had a good chance for was the Lambda Literary Award. Sad to say we're not among the finalists!
Here's the letter I got this past week. Nominees and finalists can be found in the links at the bottom.
The 20th Annual Lambda Literary Awards (Lammys) will take place at The
Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood on Thursday, May 29, 2008 on the eve
of The Book Expo America (held May 30 - June 1 at The Los Angeles Convention
Center). The winners will be announced at the Gala Buffet Reception and
Ceremony, which is co-sponsored by the City of West Hollywood.
The Lammys recognize and honor the best in GLBT literature. The nominated
books reflect a diverse range of distinguished voices from the GLBT
community and highlight the full range of achievement in 2007 GLBT
literature. Eighty judges, representing a broad cross-section of the GLBT
literary world, will select a single book in each category to win the
prestigious Lambda Literary Award, considered to be the highest accolade for
a book from the GLBT community. Spanning 21 categories, 103 finalists are
picked from 463 books nominated by 190 publishers. Finalists will be
announced March 15th.
Please help acknowledge the contribution of these writers by placing a
congratulatory ad in the program. The ad rate card is attached in both Word
and as a pdf.
Advertising Rates (Color / B&W):
Back Cover (4-color only) $1200
Inside Front Cover (4-color only) $1000
Inside Back Cover (4-color only) $1000
Full Page (Color or B&W) $900/$850
Half Page - Vertical or Horizontal (Color or B&W) $450/$400
Quarter Page (Color or B&W) $225/$175
*Eighth Page (Color or B&W) $150/$99
*We are offering a $99 "sweetheart" classified ad (1/8 page) in B&W so you
can send a "Happy 20th Birthday" to the Lambda Literary Awards, or a
valentine to your favorite LGBT author. Make it a color classified, for only
$150. Just send us the wording.
-Monday, April 7th for space reservations
-Monday, April 14th for ad and payment
-To reserve ad space, e-mail email@example.com
or call (415) 431-7363 or fax the
ad form to (415) 431-7362.
-Please e-mail your ad to Randy Dunbar at firstname.lastname@example.org
(No need to
cc it to me.)
-Advertising page: http://www.lambdaliterary.org/awards/advertising_llf_awards.html
-List of Nominees: http://www.lambdaliterary.org/awards/current_nominees.html
-To order Award Ceremony tickets, go tohttp://www.lambdaliterary.org/awards/annual_llf_awards.html
-For sponsorships, please contact Charles Flowers email@example.com
Thank you for your support!
Lisa Geduldig/Advertising Sales
20th Annual Lambda Literary Awards
Ph: 415-431-7363/Fax: firstname.lastname@example.org