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Something New For 2015

I have been busy with work, the farm, writing, the grandkids, and all the crafts that I like to do.

This year I have spent time spotlighting authors for Virtual Book Tours.

In 2015, I want to do something new.  I want to take a look at books that no one has seen for a while.

Did you publish a book prior to January 1, 2012?

If so, how is it doing?   Not too many, if any sales these days.

No one wants to buy it.  No one sees it.  It is no longer on the bookshelves.  It is not high on Amazon’s list.

In 2015, I will be creating an online magazine that showcases older books.  This will be a FREE service to authors, promoting your older work.

How can I offer a FREE service like this?

With your help, by spreading the word and me offering “advertising space” in the magazine.

The magazine will be quarterly – March, June, September, December.  It could grow to bi-monthly or even monthly depending on how many books are sent in.

What else will be in the magazine?

  • Book promotion hacks/tips
  • Book marketing hacks/tips
  • Articles pertaining to writing
  • Author Interviews
  • Advertisements
  • And so much more

If this is something you are interested in download the form below, fill it out, and send it to me at

cyannris@gmail.com

Subject Line: 2015 Book Re-Launch Magazine  (no this is not the name of the magazine)

Download

2015 Magazine  or visit my web site

www.cynharris.com/magazine.html

and fill out the online form

 

 

 

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Contests that are now open for book submission

Here is a list of contests that are now open for book submission.

Moonbeam  Children’s Book Awards – http://www.moonbeamawards.com/  – deadline August 31, 2013

Living Now Book Awards – http://www.livingnowawards.com/ – deadline July 27, 2013

Illumination Christian Book Awards – http://www.illuminationawards.com/ – deadline October 18, 2013

eLit Book Awards – http://www.elitawards.com/ – deadline January 31, 2014

Axiom Business Book Awards – http://www.axiomawards.com/ – deadline January 18, 2014

Independent Publishers Book Awards – http://www.independentpublisher.com/ – deadline March 15, 2014

Here are 2 of the ALA Book Awards – see below for a link to the complete list

Newbery Book Award – http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/newberymedal/newberyapp/newberyapplication – deadline December 28, 2013 – I suggest that you get the book to the ALA office before this date as you never know how the holiday mail will be.

Geisel Book Award – http://www.ala.org/alsc/awardsgrants/bookmedia/geiselaward/geiselawardapplicationprocess – deadline December 29, 2013 – I suggest that you get the book to the ALA office before this date as you never know how the holiday mail will be.

For all of ALA book and print awards – http://www.ala.org/awardsgrants/awards/browse/bpma?showfilter=no – be sure to note the deadlines for each award.

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Calling all eBook Publishers & Authors for the 2013-2014 eLit Book Awards

 

The 2013-2014 eLit Book Awards 

 

Calling all eBook Publishers – Enter Today!

 

The fourth annual eLit Awards are a global awards program committed to illuminating and honoring the very best of English language digital publishing entertainment.

 

The 2013-2014 eLit Awards were created as an industry wide, unaffiliated awards program open to all members of the electronic publishing industry.

 

The contest is presented by Jenkins Group Inc., a Michigan-based book publishing and marketing services company that has operated the popular Independent Publisher Book Awards contest since 1996.

 

The eLit Awards celebrate the ever growing market of electronic publishing in the wide variety of reader formats. Hail the revolutionary world of e-books and join the awards program that’s highlighting the best in electronic reading entertainment!

 

Visit the eLit Awards online entry page: https://secure.independentpublisher.com/secure/elit/entry.php


Eligibility

 

Publishers and authors worldwide creating electronic books written in English and created for the global marketplace are eligible for entry in 64 different e-Lit categories. Titles published with a 2012 or 2013 copyright or that were released between January 1, 2013 and January 31st, 2014. 

 

 

How to Enter

 

  • Early bird entry – Save $20 – Now just $60 per title, per category

 

Visit the eLit Awards online entry page: https://secure.independentpublisher.com/secure/elit/entry.php

About the Awards

 

The contest is presented by Jenkins Group, a Michigan-based book publishing and marketing services company that has operated the popular Independent Publisher Book Awards contest since 1996.

 

Jerrold Jenkins, Founder and CEO of Jenkins Group, Inc. says, “The electronic book market is growing exponentially and the eLit Awards are here to recognize and honor the very best of this emerging format.  The faster we move, the faster we want our information and entertainment.  E-books are giving us the ability to add growing variety of books to every aspect of our life. We want to be here to watch it grow and celebrate the best the format has to offer.”

 

To learn more about the eLit Awards and see the 2012 winner’s list visit: www.eLitAwards.com

 

Learn more about Jenkins Group athttp://www.BookPublishing.com

 

Questions? Call or email: Andrew Parvel

 

1.800.644.0133 x 1004

 

aparvel@bookpublishing.com

 

 

The eLit Awards are owned and operated by:

Jenkins Group 1129 Woodmere Ave. Suite B Traverse City , MI 49686 ~  231.933.0445

 

 

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What Librarians Look For

Librarian

Here are four things librarians look for when deciding to purchase a book:

  • Libraries prefer hardcover books to softcover/paperback books.
  • The title included on the spine of the book.
  • Book reviews of the book.
  • If the book won any awards.

If you publish a paperback book, be sure to include the title on the spine.

If you are self-publishing a children’s book, you might have to add pages to met the standards to allow for a title on the spine.  Please be sure to read the publishing companies guidelines.

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Book Contest for Authors

Purple Dragonfly Book Awards – Deadline, May 31, 2013.

For all entries postmarked before March 1, 2013, there is an Early Bird reward: a free e-copy of “The Economical Guide to Self-Publishing” or “Promote Like a Pro: Small Budget, Big Show.”

Entry fee: $50

All entry fees are per title, per category.  The entry fee is $50 for one title in one category, $45 per title when multiple books are entered or $45 per category when one book is entered in multiple categories.

Are you asking yourself, is it worth spending $50 for an award I may not receive?

The answer, should be, Yes.  You will get to write the $50 off on your taxes as an expense.

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