Self-publishing Alert

Whatever your genre and theme, there are more and more avenues available to gain exposure and recognition for your self-published book. One of best-established and most reputable competitions is coming up: the Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards. It’s open to books in nine categories: Children’s Picture Books, Genre Fiction, Inspirational, Mainstream/Literary Fiction, Memoirs/Life Stories, Middle-Grade/YA, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Reference. Early bird deadline: April 1.

One Grand Prize winner in each category will receive wide exposure and a host of benefits:

• $8,000 in cash
• A feature article about you and your book in the March/April 2017 Writer’s Digest
• A press release from Writer’s Digest sent along with a copy of your book, to 10
different major publishing review houses
• A paid trip to the upcoming Writer’s Digest Conference
• A guaranteed review in Midwest Book Review
• Guaranteed acceptance in a special sales catalog, providing the Grand Prize Winner
with national representation through 60,000 salespeople
• Free consulting from publishing experts

In addition, every entrant will receive free access to a special 60-minute live webinar just for submitting their work.

Getting the word out about a new book is challenging for self-published authors, but the right exposure can help you find the right audience and might even attract interest from the traditional publishing community. So, if you have a self-published book that you believe breaks new ground and demonstrates a level of professionalism that you are proud of, why not consider submitting it for consideration? Write on.

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About karinwritesdangerously

I am a writer and this is a motivational blog designed to help both writers and aspiring writers to push to the next level. Key themes are peak performance, passion, overcoming writing roadblocks, juicing up your creativity, and the joys of writing.
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