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All winners receive combined book marketing packages of Book Reviews, Virtual Blog Tours and Free Advertising to include Social Media sites
All Entries will be placed into a drawing for a Free Premium Membership to Author Marketing Club and a Free Premium Advertising List at either Freebooksy or Free Kindle Books and Tips.
Note: There will be a total of 2 winners – 1 for the membership and 1 for the advertising prize.
Grand Prize Winners receive: $100, 50-blog Book Tour and a Book Marketing Consultation from the top Expert in the Field
Brian Jud is the Executive Director of APSS – the Association of Publishers for Special Sales. He is the author of How to Make Real Money Selling Books (January 2010) and Beyond the Bookstore (a Publishers Weekly® book) describing new ways to sell more books to special-sales buyers. Brian is a partner in Premium Book Company, which offers commission-only sales of nonfiction, fiction, children’s titles and remainders to buyers in special markets.
First Place Winners:
A two-week 10 blog stop tour includes up to 6 reviews for your book. An author interview about winning title that will be listed at Kindle Book Promos through March 2015 and will be promoted throughout the year at social media sites.
Second Place Winners:
A one-week 5 blog stop tour includes 5 reviews for your book. An author interview about winning title that will be listed at Kindle Book Promos through March 2015 and will be promoted throughout the year at social media sites.
In addition, First and Second Place Winners receive free advertising at Kindle Book Promos – an average of 18,000 monthly visits, and our social media sites with more than 40,000 followers @penabook, @freebookpromos and https://www.facebook.com/ebookpromos.
We are also considering Book Cover and Illustrations and a special award of $100 Amazon Card will be given to each winner: One for Grand Prize Cover Design and One for Grand Prize Illustration Award.
Honorable Mentions in any category will receive certificates and free promotion on our website and social media sites.
FREE certificates will be sent to all winners.
Detailed Prize List:
GRAND PRIZE for the 2014 BOOK OF THE YEAR:
Grand Prize winners will receive a one-hour FREE consultation with one of the nation’s most respected book marketing experts, Brian Jud, who has self-published five best-selling books on career transition that are distributed internationally. –$250 value
Each Grand Prize winner will get $100 via Paypal.
There will be 2 Grand Prize winners: One for Fiction, One for Non-Fiction.
FIRST PRIZE WINNERS:
* All First Place Winners will receive an Amazon Book Review and a two week banner advertisement at Kindle Book Promos – a $200 value.
* Free advertising at Kindle Book Promos (a combination of category listing, book deal of the week and book spotlight) – a $200 value.
* An author interview highlighting your winning titles at Kindle Book Promos – will be listed through March 2015 and will receive frequent promotion through social site mentions.
* FREE feature at Indie Spotlight – In addition you will get a free copy of Maggie’s Fall by Ricki Wilson
* A two week book blog tour at Reading Addiction Virtual Book Blog – which includes up to 10 blog stops and 6 book reviews. – $55 value.
SECOND PRIZE WINNERS:
* All Second Place Winners will receive FEATURED BOOKSPOTLIGHT at Kindle Book Promos – a $40 value. (1 week promo)
* A book review posted at Amazon.
* A one week book blog tour at Reading Addiction Virtual Book Blog – which includes up to 5 blog stops and 5 book reviews. – $55 value.
In addition, every author will be entered into our book marketing giveaway. We are offering 2 different prizes – we will pick 2 people – each person will receive one of the 2 prizes offered. Winners will be selected and announced June 1, 2014 online.
* A paid 1-year membership to The Author Marketing Club ($105 Value)
With the exception of an initial announcement, most of the publicity for winners will start June 2014. Once a winners’ list is officially released, updates will be posted throughout January 2015, so check the site often for the latest announcements.
JUDGING: A panel of journalists, authors and book marketing experts will judge the submitted work. In addition, two avid book readers will be part of our judging panel. If you would like to be a judge, please contact us: email@example.com.
Grand Prize Winner: We are looking for exceptional writing, especially the author’s ability to hold the reader’s interest as well as his/her ability to tell a story. The grand prize winning book will be an outstanding work with characters and a story that makes it shine above the rest. The overall presentation must be polished and professional. Two grand prize winners will be selected, one for fiction and one for non fiction.
First and Second Place: General excellence and the author’s story-telling technique will be considered. The writer must hold the reader’s interest and demonstrate the ability to develop plot and characters that connect with the reader.
The judging panel will choose two titles in each category that illustrate overall excellence. Honorable mentions will be chosen from a variety of categories to include general fiction, romance, adventure, historic, and mystery. All judges decisions are final.
- ENTRIES: An entry fee of $50 MUST accompany your submission. You can pay online through paypal or send a check or money order by mail. You can send us a hard copy, a PDF or digital copy on Kindle. FEES are NONREFUNDABLE.
MAIL: LuckyCinda Publishing, 169 Camino Arroyo S, Palm Desert, California 92260, or send PDF, Digital Copy to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contest Rules: Please include a copy of your book and completed entry form with submission. If not using paypal, please enclose a check or money order made out to: LuckyCinda. Don’t forget to give us your contact information! All shipping and handling costs are paid by the entrants.
Submission Deadline: May 15, 2014
Winners will be announced: June 1, 2014
Notification: We will notify you when we receive your submission package. Winners will be notified by June 15, 2014. A complete list of winners will be posted online and a press release will be circulated on the Internet in June. Submissions must be postmarked by May 15, 2014. No items will be returned.
Request form be e-mailed or faxed: Applications MUST include a non-refundable entry fee of $50 (US Dollars) in the form of a check, money order or credit card payment through PayPal. Multiple submissions are allowed but each will be considered as a separate entry and MUST be accompanied by a separate entry fee payment and application.
If you want to have a registration form e-mailed or faxed: Contact us via e-mail: email@example.com.
DON’T FORGET TO INCLUDE a FAX or E-MAIL where you want the forms sent. Once you receive the forms please mail them to us with your book and payment.