Christian Authors Network

2019 CAN Crown Award Winners

Excellence in Christian Marketing and Media for Books, Book Series, or Brand

Purpose of CAN Crown Awards: To recognize, educate, and encourage excellence in marketing and promotion skills of all Christian authors.

Top award winners also received a marketing package. Links to many of the interviews and other promotions are below each winner’s name. Specific interview acceptance by any venue is outside of our control. But the prize package includes CAN requesting major media interviews such as those below for contest winners in 1st-3rd place. No specific interview is guaranteed at any time. Please enjoy those we have listed as an example of past winners’ experiences.

Outstanding Broadcasting Award

Gold: Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith, for promotion of her book Sacred Rest: Recover your life, renew your energy

Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith shares her experience:

It was a joy to be selected as the 2019 gold winner for the Christian Author Network (CAN) Crown Award in Outstanding Broadcast Media. The experience has led to me working with many authors and publishing houses to create book launch and PR marketing strategies to get more media exposure for their works. — Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith, author of Sacred Rest

Silver: Michelle Medlock Adams & Bethany Jett for their book Platinum Faith (double-finalist, Silver, Outstanding Broadcast Media)

Bronze: Susan Neal for her book 7 Steps to Get Off Sugar & Carbohydrates, (double-finalist, Bronze, Outstanding Broadcast Media)

Finalist: Michelle Medlock Adams for her book Dinosaur Devotions (Double-finalist, Finalist, Outstanding Broadcast Media.)

Outstanding Web Presence Award

Gold: Carla Hoch for her Fight Write brand

Outstanding Visual Media Award

Gold: Adria Wilkens for promotion of her book and brand, The Joy Box Journal

Adria shares her experience:

I continue to keep my award on my desk to look at it every day. The award had a huge impact on me and my speaking. It took me to another level and continues to be something that makes me smile when I think about the whole event.
— Adria Wilkins, Author and Speaker, joyboxstories.com

Silver: Linda Goldfarb & Kelly Harris for promotion of their book Lovey Mouse in The Night Before Christmas

Bronze: Linda Goldfarb & Kelly Harris for promotion of their book Lovey Mouse Easter

Linda Goldfarb shares her experience:

As recipients of two 2019 CAN Crown Awards, for our Lovey Mouse children’s books, Kelly Harris and I were elated with the outpouring of interview requests from bloggers and radio hosts. The CCA exposure was a catalyst to marketing and sales opportunities we would not have experienced on our own. Thank you, Christian Author’s Network for all you do to encourage and equip authors to excel in their craft and calling. — Linda Goldfarb
Award-winning Author and Actress, Spoken Word Artist, Board Certified Christian Life Coach, Audiobook Narrator