Author Carma Spence Secures Top 10 Spot in Global Author Academy Awards

Featured Press ReleaseCarma Spence is up against nine worldwide authors in the “Self Help” category of the prestigious Author Academy Awards

Public Speaking Super Powers coverLONG BEACH, Calif. – Aug. 27, 2018 – Public Speaking Super Powers: Unleash Your Inner Speaking Superhero and Communicate Your Message with Confidence written by Carma Spence has been chosen as a top 10 finalist for a 2018 Author Academy Award, an honor bestowed for literary merit and publishing excellence in the writing and publishing industry.

Spence’s book is up for an award in the Self Help category. It uses the metaphor of superheroes and their superpowers to talk about public speaking skills, techniques, and tools.

“Out of hundreds of books from authors throughout the world, only 10 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.”

Carma Spence, author of Public Speaking Super PowersAuthors of all kinds—indie, traditional, or collaborative published—reached the final round of judging for the Author Academy Awards. Finalists are being reviewed and evaluated on popular vote, social contribution, and overall presentation (cover, content, flow, and originality) by the Academy’s voting membership, which includes best-selling authors, literary agents, and industry leaders.

The top 10 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.

I'm Speaking at the Red Carpet SessionsIf interested in supporting Spence and participating in the popular vote portion of the award evaluation, go to and scroll to category 6, the Self Help category, then find and click on Public Speaking Super Powers by Carma Spence.

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