Self Publishing Author Contest: Reader Views Literary Book Award 2012

As a self-publishing author, it is important to constantly market your book and improve your credibility. One of the best ways to accomplish both of those tasks is entering your book into contests. Winning awards shows potential readers that your book is worthwhile and that you are a serious author, and it often results in great publicity as well. One of my favorite book award contests for self publishing authors is the Reader Views Literary Book Award. Here are all of the details.

What is the Reader Views Literary Book Award?

The annual literary awards were established to honor writers who self-published or who had their books published by a subsidy publisher, small press, university press, or independent book publisher.  POD books are accepted.

Who is eligible?

Reader Views Literary Awards are open to all authors  regardless of residency; however, the books must be published in the English language and targeted for the North American market. Works published by major book publishers are not eligible.  Books must  have a 2012 copyright date.  Submission for more than one category or more than one title is acceptable.  Books that have racist themes will be not be accepted.

Three finalists will be chosen in each fiction and non-fiction category. First and second place winners will be awarded in each category. Third place will receive an honorable mention. One finalist, the top score in each area, will be chosen in each regional and global category. Each winner will receive a certificate.

Finalists will be announced in Reader Views’ weekly e-mail newsletter on March 4, 2013 and the winners on March 25, 2013.

For more information, visit http://readerviews.com/Awards.html.

I’d love to know, have you entered your book into the Reader Views Literary Awards before or are you planning to do so this year? Tell us about it in the comments below.

ABOUT KELLY SCHUKNECHT: Kelly Schuknecht is the Vice President of Outskirts Press. In addition to her contributions to the Outskirts Press blog at blog.outskirtspress.com, Kelly and a group of talented marketing experts offer book marketing services, support, and products to not only published Outskirts Press authors, but to all authors and professionals who are interested in marketing their books and/or careers. Learn more about Kelly on her blog at http://kellyschuknecht.com.

Balcones Fiction Prize

The Creative Writing Department at Austin Community College is committed to recognizing outstanding works of literary merit through its Balcones Literary Prizes. The program is currently accepting submissions for books published in 2011. The deadline for submission is January 31, 2012.

Last year’s winner, Linh Dinh, was awarded $1,500 and was flown to Austin, Texas for a public reading. Congratulations Linh Dinh!

For more information on how to enter, please visit http://www.austincc.edu/crw/html/balconescenter.html.

ABOUT KELLY SCHUKNECHT: Kelly Schuknecht is the Vice President of Outskirts Press.  In addition to her contributions to the Outskirts Press blog at blog.outskirtspress.com, Kelly and a group of talented marketing experts offer book marketing services, support, and products to not only published Outskirts Press authors, but to all authors and professionals who are interested in marketing their books and/or careers. Learn more about Kelly on her blog at http://kellyschuknecht.com.

Twitter Contest Winner: Instock – The Conference for Self Publishers

Last week we asked you to sum up the future of self-publishing in 140 characters or less for a chance to win a free registration with the INSTOCK self-publishing conference in San Francisco.

@bernie_malonson was our Twitter winner!  Congratulations @bernie_malonson!

Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/SPAdvice

About INSTOCK

In its first year, the one day INSTOCK Conference is scheduled to include workshops and panel discussions among successful self publishers, marketing pros, executives from the traditional publishing industry and others who will get you thinking strategically about your books. Panels will address marketing your book, finding your audience, publicity tactics, pricing your product and more.

INSTOCK – The Conference for Self Publishers
July 18, 2009
Hotel Monaco, San Francisco

Website: http://www.instockconference.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/InstockConf

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Self Publishing Twitter Contest – 2 more days!

Can you sum up the future of self-publishing in 140 characters or less? Give it a try!

From your Twitter account send a reply tweet with your response to @SPAdvice to enter for a chance to win a free registration with the INSTOCK self-publishing conference in San Francisco July 18th – a value worth $195. Each reply tweet you send through July 9, 2009 counts as an entry and the winner (chosen at random) will be announced on July 10th.

About INSTOCK
In its first year, the one day INSTOCK Conference is scheduled to include workshops and panel discussions among successful self publishers, marketing pros, executives from the traditional publishing industry and others who will get you thinking strategically about your books. Panels will address marketing your book, finding your audience, publicity tactics, pricing your product and more.

INSTOCK The Conference for Self Publishers
July 18, 2009
Hotel Monaco, San Francisco

Website: http://www.instockconference.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/InstockConf


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Twitter Contest: INSTOCK – The Conference for Self Publishers

Can you sum up the future of self-publishing in 140 characters or less? Give it a try!

From your Twitter account send a reply tweet with your response to @SPAdvice to enter for a chance to win a free registration with the INSTOCK self-publishing conference in San Francisco July 18th – a value worth $195. Each reply tweet you send from July 1 through July 9 counts as an entry and the winner (chosen at random) will be announced on July 10th.

About INSTOCK
In its first year, the one day INSTOCK Conference is scheduled to include workshops and panel discussions among successful self publishers, marketing pros, executives from the traditional publishing industry and others who will get you thinking strategically about your books. Panels will address marketing your book, finding your audience, publicity tactics, pricing your product and more.

INSTOCK The Conference for Self Publishers
July 18, 2009
Hotel Monaco, San Francisco

Website: http://www.instockconference.com/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/InstockConf


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