We welcome press and media inquiries about Bestselling Authors International. Organization and Expert Insights Publishing, our ventures, platform, and our work to solve global challenges by bringing visionaries and those on the rise together through bestselling books, award-winning magazines, radio and TV broadcast, and global communities.
Viki Winterton is founder of Bestselling Authors International.org and Expert Insights Publishing, home of best-selling and award-winning books and magazines, where visionaries and those on the rise come together to create immediate impact.
Expert Insights Publishing is built on the solid foundation of over 25 years of expertise in promotion, publishing, product development, networking, and success. Fortune 100 companies and individuals across the globe know Viki for fostering powerful and loyal relationships and supporting her communities in wildly creative, unique, and wonderful ways.
Viki is also an award-winning author, founder of Write Now! broadcast and Write Away, Write Now!, the global community where writers find everything they need at each stage of their journey!
1. Tell us a little bit more about you. Can you shed some light from your childhood to now being one of the Top 25 in the 100 Multiple Streams Women?
2. When did you learn that this was your passion and purpose?
3. It’s so incredible for you to develop such a platform for authors, visionaries, experts, and authors who have trouble getting known in a crowded market to give them an opportunity to share their message with the world. Why do you think it was vital for them?
4. Why do you think so many would like to get their stories out and so few actually succeed?
5. How do you manage to get things done so professionally? Does this come from years of experience?
6. You’re an award-winning author and also doing well as a publisher. What do you think are the challenges for any aspiring author to become a bestseller, and what do you think could be done as a starting point for newcomers?
7. Proceeds from these books are donated to charities in America. Can you talk more about your involvement and why you’re doing this?
8. I understand you have developed an organization and an award event to honor best-selling authors every year. Tell us more about that.
9. How much does it take to make a dream come true?
The annual Autumn House of Press Contests award publication of full-length manuscripts in Poetry, Fiction and Nonfiction. Autumn House of Press are committed not just to publishing the prominent voices of their age, but also to publishing first books and lesser-known authors who will become the important writers of their generation. It is Autumn House's goal to develop a rich and varied literary tradition.
The Axiom Business Book Awards are the largest and most respected critical guidepost for business books in today's new world of publishing. The Axiom Book Awards are the go-to list for high-quality business books that provide information and ideas critical to success in today's competitive marketplace.
Ben Franklin Book Awards Named in honor of America’s most cherished publisher/printer, the Benjamin Franklin Awards™ recognizes excellence in independent publishing—sponsored by IBPA—Independent Book Publishers Association. Publications, grouped by genre are judged on editorial and design merit by top practitioners in each field.
Beverly Hills International Book Awards The Beverly Hills International Book Awards focuses on overall excellence in books in print from all publishing houses. BHBA was established to support authors and publishers in their efforts to promote their books. More information
Business Book of the Year Award (Financial Times & McKinsey) This is an annual award given to the best business book of the year. It aims to find the book that has the most compelling and enjoyable insight into modern business issues. More information
Caldecott Medal Award The Caldecott Medal was named in honor of nineteenth-century English illustrator Randolph Caldecott. It is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children. More information
CIPA EVVY Awards The CIPA EVVYs is one of the longest-running book award competitions on the Indie publishing scene, running for nearly 25 years. The annual contest is sponsored by the Colorado Independent Publishers Association (CIPA), along with the CIPA Education and Literacy Foundation (ELF).
With 39 book categories and 8 technical categories, the CIPA EVVYs continue to provide an excellent way for worldwide independent authors to gain recognition for their work. More information
Edgar Allan Poe Awards ( The Edgars) These awards named after Edgar Allan Poe are presented every year by the Mystery Writers of America honoring the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction television, film and theater. More information
EIPPY Book Awards Every year PUBLISHED! Magazine and Expert Insights Publishing honors their book authors with this highly coveted award for the bestselling and award-winning books of the year at their annual Extravaganza conference. More information
eLit Awards A global awards program committed to illuminating and honoring the very best of English language digital publishing entertainment. More information
Eric Hoffer Book Award
The Eric Hoffer Award honors the memory of the great American philosopher Eric Hoffer by highlighting salient writing, as well as the independent spirit of small publishers. This award has become one of the largest international book awards for small, academic and independent presses.
Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Awards The Foreword INDIES Book of the Year recognizes the best books published from small, indie, and university presses, as well as self-published authors. These awards are a way to highlight deserving books in over 60 categories to Foreword's audience of librarians, booksellers, industry professionals, and book lovers. More information
Global eBook Awards Created by Dan Poynter, Global eBook Awards announces that it is now taking submissions for award consideration. The Global eBook Awards are designed to help you achieve these goals. More than a “sticker,” these awards come with a built-in publicity machine. Entries are accepted from both authors and publishers. More information
Historical Novel Society Award
Through the Historical Novel Society New Novel Award, the HNS supports writers of new unpublished historical fiction novels. The Historical Novel Society is a nonprofit international literary society devoted to promotion of and advocacy for the genre of historical fiction.
The Hugo Awards are awards for excellence in the field of science fiction and fantasy. The Wold Science Fiction Society (WSFS), and unincorporated literary society sponsors the annual World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon) and the Hugo Awards.
Independent Publisher Book Awards The “IPPY” Awards were conceived as a broad-based, unaffiliated awards program open to all members of the independent publishing industry and are open to authors and publishers worldwide who produce books written in English and intended for the North American market.
For years, IndieReader has been hard at work, helping self-published and independently published authors take their books to readers. As such, IR now hosts its own IndieReader Discovery Awards, which highlights the top 3 books in a wide variety of genres and 18 different categories.
The International Book Awards are specifically designed to honor excellence in independent and mainstream publishing. The IBAs have become the next great promotional vehicle to assist authors and publishers to launch their careers, open global markets and compete with talented authors and publishers throughout the world.
The Living Now Book Awards are designed to bring increased recognition to the year's very best lifestyle books and their creators. These awards celebrate the innovation and creativity of newly published books that can help us improve the quality of life, from cooking and entertaining to fitness and travel.
The National Book Critics Circle Awards honors outstanding writing and fosters a national conversation about reading, criticism and literature. NBCC Awards are given out to honor the best literature published in the United States in six categories: autobiography, biography, criticism, fiction, nonfiction and poetry.
National Indie Excellence Awards NIEA celebrates overall excellence, including design and promotional text, so that discerning readers know an NIEA winner or finalist is something special. What’s more, award announcements receive extensive media coverage you can leverage to your sales advantage. More information
Nautilus Awards Recognizes Books and Audio Books that promote spiritual growth, conscious living, and positive social change, while at the same time stimulating the “imagination” and offering the reader “new possibilities” for a better life and a better world. More information
New Apple Book Awards
The New Apple Book Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing were created to provide self-published and independent authors with a change to showcase their work and to honor the creative achievements of the unsung books fighting for their place within the publishing world.
The Newbery Medal was named for eighteenth-century British bookseller John Newbery. This Medal is awarded annually by the Association for Library Service to Children, a division of the American Library Association, to the author of the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.
A not-for-profit book awards program for indie authors and independent publishers, established to recognize and honor the most exceptional independently published books in 60 different categories for the year, and is presented by Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group. More information
Parents’ Choice Awards The nation’s oldest nonprofit program was created to recognize quality children’s media. The Parents’ Choice Awards program honors the best material for children: books, toys, music and storytelling, magazines, software, video games, television, and websites.
The International Rubbery Book Award is the longest established prestigious book award based in the UK for independent and self-published books. The Rubery Book Award seeks out the best books by indie writers self-published authors and books published by independent presses.
The Stonewall Book Awards is sponsored by the American Library Associations's Gay Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Round Table. The Stonewall Book Award is a set of 3 literary awards that recognize exceptional merit relating to the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender experience in English language books published in the US.
The Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards Designed to bring increased recognition to exemplary children’s books and their creators and to support childhood literacy and life-long reading, the awards are given in 38 categories covering the full range of subjects, styles, and age groups that children’s books are written and published in today.
USA Book News Awards Open to all books, e-books, and audiobooks with an ISBN and published in 2012 (galley copies welcome). 2010 and 2011 titles are also eligible. It covers books from all sections of the publishing industry—mainstream, independent, and self-published. Winners in 2012 will be promoted to the entertainment industry.
Willa Literary Award Women Writing the West, a nonprofit association of writers and other professionals writing and promoting the Women’s West, underwrites and presents the award. Professional librarians select Winners and Finalists. Awards will be presented at the Women Writing the West annual conference.