There are numerous awards you can apply for, which help give your book credibility. However, don’t waste your money if your book is riddled with typos or other problems. Judges are looking for clean copy as well as a good story. On the other hand, remember that everything is subjective and the person who looks at your submission may not be enchanted by it. This is frustrating, but the luck of the draw. If you really believe your story is a worthy one, try another venue.