The Kansas Center for the Book selects 15 books each year for its Notable Books list. It's an honor for the authors, and it sure can't hurt sales for their books either. I would think that this list might also act as an inspiration for other authors who meet the book specifications.
The books on the list must be written by a Kansas author or be about Kansas. Or it can be both. The books will be promoted by the Kansas Center for the Book throughout the year. The list includes both fiction and non-fiction.
Visit the site to see the entire list and learn more about The Kansas Center for the Book.
Check a search engine to see if your state has a similar list. Is there anyone on the list whom you know? Would you like to see your name on a future list?