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Just thought SharingwithWriters visitors and subscribers would might want to know about this contest. It's relatively new--the fourth annual. You know how important I think winning a contest is for the visibility of books. You can find some of my favorites on my Web site's Resources for Writers Contests page.
will be pre-screened by KBR staff and our amazing review team. We will
initially read the "Look Inside" sample (90% of your score) and
Amazon book description (10% of score). We're looking for books with a
compelling book description, but more importantly, books that "grab
us from the beginning" and make us want to read more. The screening
process is an indication of your potential buyers experience with your
book, as subjective as that is. Book covers will only be judged to settle
sample is enough for us to get a feel for the quality of writing and
professionalism, and to get us excited to read on. Your book description
should be compelling with zero typos. We recommend that you fix any typos
on your book page and book file before submitting.
your book passes "pre-screening" it will become a
"Semifinalist" (20 max per category) and one of our top
reviewers who love your genre will read the manuscript in its
CATEGORIES: The Following Genres
and Related Sub-genres are Welcome.
AWARDS: 7 category Winners
will Receive $350 cash, and $900+ in promotion & tools.
in tools and training from Author Marketing Club [FREE 1-year Premium
Membership ($149 value), and FREE ticket to a "Virtual Event"
($299 value) at authormarketingclub.com.
FREE book template (Awesome Print Templates starting at $37) compliments
of "The Book Designer", Joel Friedlander, via bookdesigntemplates.com
Semi-finalists, Top-5 Finalists, and Winners will receive a Contest Badge.
HOW MANY BOOKS CAN I SUBMIT?:
Authors can submit up to 2 titles max.
IMPORTANT DATES (Mark on your Calendar & watch
Accepted: Feb. 1, 2015
Submissions: May 1, 2015
Category Semi-finalists: July 1
Top-5 Category Finalists: Sept. 1
7 Winners: Oct. 1
LANGUAGE: All books must be
written in the English language.
All submissions must be in "mobi" format.
This is the most commonly accepted Kindle format. You can get your mobi copy
from your KDP account. Simply login to your KDP account, click
"Bookshelf", and then click on your book. Next, scroll down to "7. Preview Your Book" and click on the "Download Preview Book File" link. Or you can go to draft2digital.com and get
your MS Word doc professionally formatted to mobi for FREE. You do not have to
publish at draft2digital.com to take advantage of their free formatting
service. I highly recommend this site; their customer service is excellent.
Please do not contact us regarding book formatting; we're going to be too busy
reading to help you with this. If you have questions, contact KDP Customer
Service, or draft2digital.com.