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Chicago Resident, Lori Orlinsky’s Book, “Being Small (Isn’t So Bad After All)” Nominated for Global Award

Chicago, IL, October 08, 2019 --( “Being Small (Isn’t So Bad After All)” written by Lori Orlinsky resident, Chicago, has been nominated for a 2019 Author Academy Award, an honor bestowed for literary merit and publishing excellence in the writing and publishing industry.

Orlinsky’s book is up for an award in the Children’s category, which tells the story of a little girl who doesn’t want to go to school because she’s the shortest kid in class.

“Hundreds of books from authors throughout the world are up 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.

If interested in supporting Orlinsky and participating in the popular vote portion of the award evaluation, go to and scroll to the “Ready to Vote?” section. Once there, click through to the Children’s category, then find and click on “Being Small (Isn’t So Bad After All).”

The top ten finalists in each category will be invited to present their book synopsis at an Author Academy Awards Red Carpet Session on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019, 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 Academy Boon of Merit Award.
- Press release and media story presented to their hometown press by a professional PR firm.
- A Private Recorded Coaching Session for all First Prize Winners featuring a YouTube Consultant on how to leverage your book with video.
- Traditional Media and Social Media press including features on select podcasts, shows, vlogs, blogs, and articles.
- Lifetime access to 30 Days to a Bigger Stage Experience, an online program helping authors get publicity for their book.
- 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.

About “Being Small (Isn’t So Bad After All)”
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target and other retailers, Being Small (Mascot Books, April, 2019; ISBN: 978-1643071275) is a picture book about a little girl who is scared to go to school because she’s the shortest kid in the class. She talks about all of the reasons that being short is a challenge, but her mother presents to her funny and unique advantages that only she has because of her height, instilling self-confidence in her. This book is a must-read for any child who has ever fallen behind the curve on the growth chart.

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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