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ETA-Estimated Time of Arrest, Delphine Pontvieux’s first novel, received yesterday the National Indie Excellence Book Award in the “thriller” category.

These are fantastic news, especially with Printers row lit fest coming up soon in Chicago (june 4 and 5th).

Miss Nyet publishing will be present at the much celebrated literary fest, and Delphine Pontvieux will be present on both days of the event to sign copies of her novel.

What is the NIEA?

The National Indie Excellence Book Awards® contest is judged by an independent experts from all aspects of the indie book industry, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters. They select award winners and finalists based on overall excellence of presentation.

Ellen Reid, President of the National Indie Excellence Book Awards®  has built a highly successful career producing excellence for clients and with her own award-winning book, Putting Your Best Book Forward: A Book Shepherd’s Secrets for Producing Award- Winning Books that Sell. As a book shepherd and book consultant, she has mastered the fine art of directing teams of professionals so that a synergy develops making the end product far greater than the sum of the individual parts.

It is on this solid foundation that Ellen manages the Indie Excellence awards. She draws upon the practical, in-the-trenches experience of noted and award winning professionals from all aspects of the publishing and book production field to select the books that demonstrate excellence in cover design, copywriting, and interior layout, as well as overall feel and execution.

Ellen’s deft eye guides the judging process and contest winners can be proud and confident that the award attests to the excellence of their efforts in producing an outstanding book. Indie Excellence Awards is a trademark of Smarketing. Copyright 2007-2011. All Rights Reserved.

here is the press release from NIEA today:

For Immediate Release                       Beverly Hills, CaliforniaThe National Indie Excellence Book Awards Salutes the BEST of the BEST in 2011

Independent and self-published titles roar to the forefront of excellence in numerous genres

Beverly Hills, CA – In the pinnacle year of the self-published book , The National Indie Excellence Book Awards is ahead of the curve with the announcement of the 5th Annual National Indie Excellence Award Winners, Finalists and the recipients of the Sponsor’s Choice Prizes.

Today Ellen Reid, founder of The National Indie Excellence Book Awards, released the Winners and Finalists of this year’s contest www,indieexcellence.com said…

“Excellence is not easy to achieve and the book industry needs it more than ever…the NIEA salutes authors and publishers who make excellence a priority” said Reid

Competition for the top spots is fierce with prizes exceeding $12,000 in value and the priceless opportunity to have one-on-one coaching with inside industry experts including top media and PR consultants, marketing experts and others.

With a number self-published authors exceeding sales of 100,000 copies and six and seven figures in revenue, authors and small presses are flourishing and so is the quality of books across the board.

Next year’s 2012 Award application deadline is April 30, 2012. For information and to enter, please visit: http://www.indieexcellence.com/

“The judges for this competition are industry leaders that take their responsibility very seriously. We had the best pool of submissions ever and it was not easy because of the excellent books we received in every category this year. I am constantly thrilled at the outstanding work we’re seeing,” Reid said.

Be sure to read more about ETA-Estimated Time of Arrest on our site (you can read the book prologue for free) and we thank all the fans for their tremendous support. Keep on reading, and keep on telling your friends about us.

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