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Author RM Alexander Secures Top 10 Spot in Global Author Academy Awards


RM Alexander is up against 9 worldwide authors in the "Romance" category of the prestigious 2018 Author Academy Award


 (August 23, 2018)— "The Real You", written by RM Alexander, has been chosen as a top ten finalist for a 2018 Author Academy Award, an honor bestowed for literary merit and publishing excellence in the writing and publishing industry.


Alexander's book is up for an award in the romance category, which tells the story of two people who uncover a chance at love, even as they must unmask their true selves, and fight to survive against deadly odds.  


“Out of hundreds of books from authors throughout the world, only ten books in each category were chosen as finalists for an Author Academy Award,” said Kary Oberbrunner, founder of Author Academy Elite and the Author Academy Awards. “Our goal is to help further connect this global community of authors, maintain excellence and integrity of the book publishing industry, and raise awareness that the stories being told and the authors who write them are worth our attention.”


Authors of all kinds—indie (self-published), traditional, or collaborative published—are being considered for the award in one of sixteen categories. Entries are being reviewed and evaluated on popular vote, social contribution, and overall presentation (cover, content, flow, and originality) by the Academy's voting membership comprised of best-selling authors, literary agents and industry leaders.


The top ten finalists in each category will be presenting their book synopsis at the Author Academy Awards Red Carpet Session on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. Winners will be announced later that evening at the Author Academy Awards Ceremony where they will be invited to give an acceptance speech. Winners will also receive the opportunity to present their book synopsis at the Igniting Souls Conference main stage on the days immediately following Author Academy Awards in front of a global audience.


If interested in supporting RM Alexander and participating in the popular vote portion of the award evaluation, go to and scroll to category 10, the Romance category, then find and click on The Real You.


About the Author Academy Awards

The Author Academy Awards is an award bestowed for literary merit and publishing excellence in the writing and publishing industry. It is presented annually by Author Academy Elite, a premium service provider for authors, at the Author Academy Awards Ceremony. For more information on the awards, visit


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