The 2009 contest revealed a problem with the Dragonpencil awards. Some of the would-be winners are not known in the marketplace as self-published. Since the inception of this contest, the term self-published has become increasingly detrimental to book sales. Most books that Dragonpencil has had a hand in are published to the industry under real publishing identities such as Big Tent Books, Castlebridge Books, and others. Since Dragonpencil is well known in the book world as a service provider to self-publishers, it would work against our authors' interests to be the recipient of the award. We are exploring other options to reward excellence in self-publishing without labelling authors as self-published. Those who entered the 2009 awards may ask for their submitted books to be returned by emailing Jerry Seltzer at Jerry@dragonpencil.com Unclaimed entries will be donated as they are every year.
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Announcing the 2008
Entries were judged by an independent panel of expert judges.
Congratulations to the winners!
of the Year Awarded
for best overall book of 2006
Adventures of The Littlest Lobsterboat by Roger F. Plouff
illustrated by Shawna Malone
Publisher: Roger F. Plouff