That means my novel made it through the first two rounds of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest. The original 10,000 entries were judged, and only 500 Quarter-Finalists were selected.
Although Spirited Away did not make it into the ABNA semi-finals, it did earn not only a review of the entire novel by Publishers Weekly, but: a positive review! (to see it, click on the "reviews and accolades" button above)
Along the way, an excerpt of the book was also reviewed by Amazon-selected reviewers. Most of their comments were encouraging, too.
Now my challenge is to find the best ways to use the Publishers Weekly review to promote and market the novel.
I just love the ABNA contest!