Topic: Book Competition

25 Reasons Why You Should Be at the EXTRAVAGANZA

25 Reasons Why You Should Be at the EXTRAVAGANZA

AuthorU Extravaganza – September 15-17, 2016
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Start Date: July 27, 2016End Date: September 15 – 17, 2016Location: Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel, Denver CO Contact Information: AuthorU.org – 720-588-9838 – info@AuthorU.orgRegistration: General Registration
Authors and Indie Publishers have questions. The annual AuthorU Extravaganza September 15-17, 2016 in Denver, CO has the answers … 25 expert speakers including Joel Friedlander, Judith Briles, Amy Collins, Robin Cutler, Joan Stewart, Daniel Hall, David Dunham, Susan RoAne, Matthew …

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IBPA in the Springtime in Salt Lake City!

IBPA in the Springtime in Salt Lake City!

This past weekend, I was in Salt Lake City, where the annual Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) Publishing University was held at the Marriott City Creek across from the huge Salt Palace Convention Center. Speaking at the conference on CREATE YOUR 30-SECOND PITCH was the lure that got me there PLUS catching up with publishing PALS, connecting with PUBLISHING PROVIDERS and providing over 20 MINI-CONSULTS with attendees … whew!
Without a “rush” on me to get …

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Time is Running Out to Register for Book Awards

Time is Running Out to Register for Book Awards

 WOWSA … several annual Book Awards have deadlines NOW …
Why should you bother … let me count the ways. Book Awards get the attention of readers, librarians, book stores … and yes, the media. Post it on your website, your social media connections—with a link to where it can be bought. It’s shout-out time.
And, when you get one, you should create a press release and let the world – or at least your local area …

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And the Draft to Dream Book Winners Are …

And the Draft to Dream Book Winners Are …

At the AuthorU Extravaganza, twenty Finalists were breathless held over the past weekend in Denver, Colorado. Who would be the top Winners in the first Draft to Dream Book Competition sponsored by AuthorU.org?
Each of Finalists were already winners, earning close to $1,000 in prizes. The Grand Prize Winners would pull down close to $10,000 in publishing services, including editing, layout, design of interior and exterior, distribution, ebook creation and much more.
And congratulations to the Winners:
Timothy Madden … …

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Finalists for AuthorU’s Draft to Dream Book Competition

Finalists for AuthorU’s Draft to Dream Book Competition

thor A huge WOOT to the many who participated in the first Draft to Dream Book Competition. A few entries were so close, that an extra slot was made in two of the categories. The prizes that they have earned are exceptional–all designed to enhance their writing and publishing.
Thank you to the Colorado Librarians who generously gave of their time and shared valuable comments which will be given to each of the entrants post the announcements …

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Revisiting Book Awards for Authors

Revisiting Book Awards for Authors

 
 Which book awards do authors enter? Do they matter?
Let’s start with the second question first.  Do they matter? The answer: sometimes. Depending upon the tenacity of the author/publisher in getting the word out about the book and the award, you could be wasting your money. Awards can be used to market your book, but it doesn’t happen by itself. You will be the primary promoter. Always.

 
Some of the more established awards—Parents Choice, Moonbeam, USA Book News, …

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Is Draft to Publish in Your Dreams?

Is Draft to Publish in Your Dreams?

Is the Draft to Publish for your next book in your reach? Are you a Newbie Author or an Author who is putting his or her writing toe in another genre? Then the Draft to Dream Book Publishing Competition is exactly what and where you should be this week!

 

It could be … but only if you enter the Draft to Dream Book Publishing Competition that AuthorU and two dozen other amazing and downright awesome sponsors …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of November 27

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of November 27

It’s Thursday at
… and

Today, millions gather and share gratitude, stories and time in homes and around tables in America.
Happy Thanksgiving to all.
Do you have a new book in the works? Are you brand spanking new to the writing world? Are you testing a new genre if you have already published? Then a HUG HEADS UP! Calling all #writers and #authors. New Book Competition-4 Winners will get $10,000 each in prizes AND 20 Finalists will get …

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Enter the Draft to Dream Book Publishing Competition

Enter the Draft to Dream Book Publishing Competition

HOT News for all authors and authors-to be!
Make your publishing dream come true
…with the Author U Draft to Dream Book Publishing Competition
 

Do you have your manuscript ready or almost there?
Is crossing the finishing line and having your book in print a goal?
Would you like expert publishing help for free?

As the premier authoring resource in the country, AuthorU.org creates community, education, guidance, vision and success for the serious author. It is a 501c6 non-profit membership organization. …

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