Did you know that there were 1.7 million self-published books in 2018? That’s a 40 percent increase from 2013, which makes it the best time ever for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) authors to get our work out there! That’s why we created the Self Ink It Awards. The thought behind this award is to bring the “voice” of BIPOC authors to the forefront in the self-publishing community by recognizing and showcasing our talent.

Self-publishing is becoming one of the most exciting and effective ways that authors and illustrators are getting noticed. The popularity has grown so much faster than any of us ever imagined.

How the Self Int It Awards Work

The contest runs from January 1-31, 2022 and awards will be announced in late July. From February to June the books will be reviewed by our judging panel to decide the winner and top 5 finalists from each category. 

We are on a mission to amplify the voices of self-published Black and Indigenous Peoples of Color (BIPOC) authors. Diverse books are crucial to understanding our world and realities, yet BIPOC authors remain largely invisible in today’s literary culture. By bringing diverse books to light, we can give self-published BIPOC authors a voice, help them feel less alone in their work, and remind everyone that their stories matter.

 

Join us for the inaugural 1st Annual Self Ink It Awards.

Sponsorship in the Self Ink It Awards program...

 

… will put your organization in front of thousands of self-publishing authors, independent publishers, writers, readers, bloggers who read about writing and publishing, librarians who can recommend books to their patrons – all aspects of the literary world.

Annual Sponsorship Opportunities

 

Sponsorships last for one year, beginning in the spring. Leading up to our annual registration deadline. Self Ink It Award notifications are e-mailed three times, once in December, February, and April. As the Publisher Sponsor, your organization will be identified as a sponsor in these notifications. As the Publisher, Editor, and Writer  Sponsor, your organization will be identified as a sponsor to our registrants for the annual award, schedule announcement, and the final results posting e-mails. All five (5)  sponsorship levels will be identified on the dedicated Self Ink It Award Sponsor page, within the award coverage at our virtual event, and on the active social media pages of both the Little Aiden Press and Self Ink It Award. 

Five package options along with specific benefits are described below.

Publisher Sponsor - $3,000 (1)

  • Logo on the banner for the virtual award presentation

  • Special mention during the virtual award presentation

  • 60 Second video ad posted on the Sponsor page on the website

  • Listed as the Presenting Sponsor in all press releases.

  • Logo with links on www.selfinkit.com

  • Special mention in our newsletter to our opt-in subscribers

  • Name and logo on promotional material

  • 25 Books donated on your behalf to a shelter or foster home

  • Social media mentions on 2 Instagram accounts

Editor Sponsor - $1,500 (2)

  • Logo on the banner for the virtual award presentation

  • Listed as a Sponsor in all press releases

  • Logo with links on www.selfinkit.com

  • Special mention in our newsletter to our opt-in subscribers

  • Name and logo on promotional material

  • Social media mentions on 2 Instagram accounts

 Writer Sponsor - $500 (3)

  • Logo placement and links to your website on the sponsorship and awards page www.selfinkit.com

  • Notification to our annual registrants

  • Two (2) books donated to an organization on your behalf

  • social media

Draft Sponsor - $100 (10)

  • Logo with links on www.selfinkit.com

  • Name and logo on promotional material

  • Social media mentions

Reading Sponsor - $50 (Unlimited)

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