2018 – 2019, A Season of Amazing Awards
The three books published by Lake Union, won a total of 10 awards, which included: The Reader's Favorite Gold Medal, the Florida Publishers Gold Medal, the Royal Palm Literary Award Gold and the prestigious Benjamin Franklin Award.
The Reader's Favorite Award is sponsored by Reader's Favorite Book Reviews who receives submissions from independent authors, small publishers, and publishing giants such as Random House, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster, with contestants that range from the first-time, self-published author to New York Times bestsellers like J.A. Jance, James Rollins, and #1 best-selling author Daniel Silva, as well as celebrity authors like Jim Carrey (Bruce Almighty), Jonathan Frakes (Star Trek) and Henry Winkler (Happy Days).
The Florida Authors and Publishers Association hosts the annual FAPA President’s Book Awards to recognize book publishing excellence and creativity in design, content, and production.
The Royal Palm Literary Award is open to all publishers and authors with books in the English language and in 2019 boasted a larger than ever entrant field.
The Benjamin Franklin Awards are announced at an awards dinner in California and goes to the most outstanding book is a given category. Emily, Gone was awarded the medal for General Fiction. This 2019 competition had over 1,700 entries.