To mark the organization’s 50th anniversary, SFWA has partnered with Joe Monti, Editorial Director of Saga Press, and designer Michael McCartney to release all-new Nebula Award and Norton Award Nominee and Recipient Medals.
These medals will be for use by publishers and authors of all Nebula-nominated works.
Joe Monti explains:
As a former bookseller at the store and corporate level I can attest that winning a prestigious award always helps to sell a book. But what if the award gets announced and few know of it? The visibility of the Nebula Awards has struggled to reach a broader reading audience for years outside of the core community of science fiction and fantasy readers and professionals in the field; These medals will help change that.
One of the greatest book selling tools we have is award recognition. Or to put it another way: You put a shiny gold or silver medal on a book cover and it sells books!
Whether a book is just standing on a bookshelf or is a JPEG online, that award recognition means a tremendous amount to a potential reader, that award recognition is a self generating word of mouth campaign.
“It’s a great delight to witness the awards getting more of the visibility they deserve. The Nebula and Norton awards recognize the very best in the field, and it’s lovely to see a visual reminder of that in the form of these graphics,” said Cat Rambo, incoming SFWA President.