Following Up with the 50 Self-Published Books Worth Reading Shortlist

You may have heard that Indie Author Land is hosting an open voting round to compile a reader's choice list of the top 50 self-published books worth reading. You may have also noticed my huckstering for votes. And while the shortlist names are in, and mine is not included, I'm here to encourage all of you wonderful readers to consider tossing my title, CONVERGENCE, into the contest once more.

The good/incredible news is that CONVERGENCE walked away with as many votes as Hugh Howey's DUST! Not bad for a first-time self-publishing newbie, if I do say so myself. (In all fairness, Hugh did get some nods for several of his other works and SAND did make it to the shortlist for voting...but still...I tied with DUST, people!)

So, here's where I need you. You can still cast a write-in vote for CONVERGENCE by selecting OTHER in the Science Fiction category and writing in my name (Michael Patrick Hicks, by the way...) and book title (CONVERGENCE, in case that hasn't been made apparent yet). If you'd like to see CONVERGENCE pop up in the next round, get to typing!

Go vote!: http://www.indieauthorland.com/vote-50-self-published-books-worth-reading-201314-science-fiction/

And, of course, many, many, many thanks to those of you voted already. Your support is incredible and humbling!

Also, while you're over at Indie Author Land, check out the interview I did with them earlier this month.

Michael Hicks

Michael Patrick Hicks is the author of the science fiction novels Convergence, an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2013 Quarter-Finalist, and Emergence. His work has appeared in several anthologies, and he has written for the websites Graphic Novel Reporter and Audiobook Reviewer. In between compulsively buying books and adding titles that he does not have time for to his Netflix queue, he is hard at work on his next story.


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