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. The Draft to Dream Book Publishing Competition is your tipping point to realize your dreams … to make your book a reality.
4 amazing authors to-be will stagger away with a Grand Prize valued at $10,000. Copy Editing, to Cover Design, to Interior Layout, eBook creation, Advanced Reader Copies, Global Distribution, Ingram Catalog, Virtual Assistance, one year Membership in AuthorU.org, full registration at the Author U annual Extravaganza, one year membership in APSS, Author Photo Shoot, Crowdfunding Platform, Printing Discounts, Platform Strategy Session, National Top 10 Library or a National Top 10 Independent Bookstore sales campaign, One-on-One sales presentation to 20 buyers and Librarians across North America, BookBar in Colorado will carry book with 100% of sales going to author, the Tattered Cover Press print package, entry into both the USA Best Book Awards and International Book Awards, $300 in legal assistance.
20 Finalists will get prizes valued at over $500 including a 6-month membership to AuthorU.org, webinar designed exclusively around Nuggets for Newbies, exclusive teleseminar dedicated to social media for authors and tools to use, exclusive webinar with Ingram, discounts to all Author U events and complimentary attendance at the Eaglet/Eagle Publishing Day at the Author U Extravaganza on May 7, 2015, participation in a special How-to Crowdfunding Webinar, Special teleconference with open mic dealing with back office, shopping carts, websites; Beyond the Book Store by Brian Jud, Show Me About Book Publishing by Judith Briles, John Kremer, Rick Frishman and The Write Way by Amy Collins.
All Entrants will receive a free copy of the Author YOU Mini Guide to Publishing Timelines and two months of The Author Resource ezine exclusively available to Author U members (value $30).
Early Bird Entry Fee $99 (by November 30th) – Author U Members
Early Bird Entry Fee $119 (by November 30th) – Non-Members
Tardy Bird Entry Fee $119 (after November 30th) – Author U Members
Tardy Bird Entry Fee $139 (after November 30th) – Non-Members
All entry registrations must be in by January 15, 2015. Finalists notified by April 20, 2015. Manuscripts must be received in the Author U offices no later than January 19, 2015.
Winners will be announced at the AuthorU Extravaganza May 8th, 2015.
Disclaimer: There will be no “upsales” from sponsors of the services provided and/or won. Services have been donated by the sponsors of the Draft to Dream Book Publishing Competition and AuthorU.org.
Author U is a membership organization thatis an authoring resource that creates community, education, guidance, vision and success for the serious author. It does it through The Author Resource, an ezine for members, multiple monthly programs including Brunch & Learn, Webinars, Tech Tool Boxes, Author YOU Circles, the Author U – Your Guide to Book Publishing radio show, Hangouts On the Air, Author Mentoring Mondays, BookCamps and the annual 3-day Author U Extravaganza.