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Marketing Goal of the Week...Make The Best of Your Book Cover!

Posted by Sherrie Wilkolaski on Mon, Sep 09, 2013 @ 09:00 AM

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Topics: book cover design, infinity publishing, book marketing, book publicity, self publishing, book awards, sherrie wilkolaski

Featured Infinity Author of the Week: Julian Gladstone

Posted by Sherrie Wilkolaski on Tue, Aug 06, 2013 @ 09:00 AM

Congratulations Julian Gladstone you're the featured Infinity author of the week!

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Topics: julian gladstone, never climbed his mountain, book marketing, book awards, author marketing, featured author of the week

Marketing Goal of the Week…Go Back in Time

Posted by Sherrie Wilkolaski on Mon, Jul 15, 2013 @ 09:25 AM

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New Books Getting Listed on Amazon and Other Distribution Channels…How Does it Work?

Posted by Sherrie Wilkolaski on Mon, Jan 21, 2013 @ 01:00 PM

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Topics: book marketing, book publicity, book awards, sell more books, amazon, sherrie wilkolaski, distribution, barnes and noble

Book Awards Tips

Posted by Sherrie Wilkolaski on Fri, Dec 28, 2012 @ 12:21 PM

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Topics: book marketing, book publicity, book awards, sell more books

Independent Publisher Book Awards 2013 - Early Bird Deadline

Posted by Sherrie Wilkolaski on Thu, Oct 11, 2012 @ 04:00 PM

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER BOOK AWARDS 2013

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Top 5 Tools to Market Your Book on Amazon

Posted by Sherrie Wilkolaski on Tue, Oct 02, 2012 @ 09:53 AM

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Topics: book marketing, book publicity, book awards, sell more books, amazon

FIRST CALL: THE 2013 ERIC HOFFER BOOK AWARD - $2,000 Prize

Posted by Sherrie Wilkolaski on Fri, Sep 14, 2012 @ 09:00 PM

FIRST CALL:  THE 2013 ERIC HOFFER BOOK AWARD

SELF-PUBLISHERS -- $2,000 GRAND PRIZE -- LOW ENTRANCE FEE

New or old, we want to read your book. … Each year, independent publishers release extraordinary books to little or no recognition. The Eric Hoffer Book Award recognizes excellence in publishing. A SINGLE REGISTRATION gives you SIX WAYS TO WIN by genre, press, the Montaigne Medal, the da Vince Eye, the First Horizon Award, and the Hoffer grand prize. There is a category for every book. (See submission guidelines at  www.HofferAward.com .)

* $2,000 GRAND PRIZE * Low Entrance Fee of $50 * Many Categories *
* New this year! E-book Fiction & E-book Nonfiction categories *

AWARDS/BENEFITS:
* $2,000 GRAND PRIZE (the Eric Hoffer Award for Books)
* Winner of the Montaigne Medal for most thought-provoking books
* Winner of the da Vinci Eye for best covers
* Winner of the First Horizon Award for debut authors
* Winner and First Runner-Up awarded for every category
* Honorable Mentions for every category
* Individual Awards for Micro, Small, and Academic Presses, as well as Self-Published Books
* Coverage in The US Review of Books ( www.theUSreview.com ) and on  www.HofferAward.com
* Gold Seal Certificates
* Worldwide Exposure

CATEGORIES: Art, Poetry, General Fiction, Commercial Fiction, Children, Young Adult, Culture, Memoir, Business, Reference, Home, Health, Self-Help/Spiritual, Legacy Fiction, Legacy Nonfiction, E-book Fiction, and E-book Nonfiction.

In this tough economic time, your book is always a great value, and the Eric Hoffer Book Award is the most economical way to achieve publicity and recognition. Read previous contest coverage in the US Review of Books ( www.theUSReview.com ) and view past winners and press releases at www.HofferAward.com.

Internet payment for entrance fee accepted. (visit  www.HofferAward.com )

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SUBMISSION GUIDELINES (entry deadline January 21st, 2013):

     AWARDS ARE OPEN to academic, independent, small press, and self-published books that were released or copyrighted in the last 2 years, including unique books with small print runs. (Books over 2 years enter the LEGACY FICTION or LEGACY NONFICTION category.)

     AWARDS/PRIZES: One grand prize will be awarded for the entire contest. In addition, each category will be awarded a winner, runner-up, and multiple honorable mentions. Books must be registered by CATEGORY and then are automatically considered for Individual Press Awards, the Montaigne Medal, the da Vinci Eye, the First Horizon Award, and the Hoffer Grand Prize.

     FOR EACH ENTRY, submit the book, entry form, and $50 fee (check, money order, or Internet payment receipt) to Hopewell Publications, LLC, PO Box 11, Titusville, NJ 08560. Be certain to specify award category and press type. Registration will be confirmed via e-mail. In May, all entrants will be notified of winners. Submissions must be postmarked by January 21, 2013.

     JUDGES may include authors, editors, agents, publishers, book producers, artists, experienced category readers, and health and business professionals. Note: Contest closed to the staff of Hopewell Publications and previous WNBA winning entries. At the low entrance fee, it is not feasible to provide judge’s critiques for each entry.

QUESTIONS:

Visit:  www.HofferAward.com
Email:  info@hofferaward.com
Fax:  (609) 964-1718
The Eric Hoffer Awards
PO Box 11
Titusville, NJ 08560

Please be patient. We receive many inquiries this time of year. We will help you.

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We want to help you. The Eric Hoffer Book Award is primarily run by volunteers to help readers, writers, and independent publishers. We thought you would be interested in this unique opportunity to promote your book(s). Your e-mail is never sold or transferred. Only three notices are sent annually.

If you no longer want this annual notification, please use the easy unsubscribe link below. Be certain to use the e-mail address to which this message was sent; otherwise we cannot remove you from our list. Thank you!!!!
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Science Fiction Writing Competition

Posted by Sherrie Wilkolaski on Fri, Sep 07, 2012 @ 09:00 AM


Calling all science fiction and fantasy writers! Has it always been your goal to enter and win a fantasy writing contest or science fiction competition? If so, enter the Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards Science Fiction/Fantasy Category for your chance to win cash prizes, and gain recognition for your work!

Wondering what’s in it for you?

  • A chance to win the Popular Fiction Awards Grand Prize including $2,500 and a trip to the 2013 Writer’s Digest Conference in New York City.
  • A chance to win the $500 Category First Prize
  • Get your science fiction or fantasy story promoted in Writer’s Digest and on WritersDigest.com
  • Win $100 off a purchase at www.writersdigestshop.com
  • Receive a copy of the 2013 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market

Submission Guidelines:

  • Fiction Manuscript
  • 4,000 words or less
  • Acceptable file types: doc, docx, rtf, pdf
  • 8.5×11 page size | Double-spaced throughout
  • 1-inch margins on top and bottom | 1.25-inch margins on left and right sides
  • Arial, Courier or Times font | 12 point font size

How to enter: register and pay online or download a printable entry form. (Entry fees are $20 per entry.)

Deadline: September 14, 2012

One First Place Category Winner will receive:

Honorable Mentions will:

  • Have their science fiction stories promoted on WritersDigest.com
  • Receive a copy of the 2013 Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market

Deadline: September 14, 2012

Download a printable entry form

Be sure to check out more writing contests sponsored by Writer’s Digest.

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Topics: writing contests, book marketing, book publicity, book awards, sell more books

SHELF UNBOUND WRITING COMPETITION FOR BEST SELF-PUBLISHED BOOK

Posted by Sherrie Wilkolaski on Wed, Sep 05, 2012 @ 01:02 PM

SHELF UNBOUND WRITING COMPETITION FOR BEST SELF-PUBLISHED BOOK

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Topics: book marketing, book publicity, book awards, sell more books

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