And no more excuses like “I don’t have the money to hire a good cover designer” or “I don’t have a clue how to find a distributor.”
If God gave you the talent to write, you need to share it with the world.
Join the “Draft to Dream” Book Competition. Three authors will win a grand prize package worth $10,000. The package includes cover and interior book design, book distribution, virtual assistance and even an author photo shoot.
It’s sponsored by AuthorU.org, a nonprofit devoted to teaching serious authors how to write, publish and sell books. I’m a proud member of the board of this 501c6 and The Publicity Hound is a co-sponsor of this competition.
Here’s how it works.
Read the rules.
Download the entry form. You may enter one book per year in each of the following categories: Children’s, Young Adult, Fiction and Non-fiction. If it isn’t finished yet, don’t submit it. If it’s finished but not edited, either find an editor quickly or take your chances.
Only the best books will win.
If you’re under 18, your parent or guardian must complete a permission form as part of your entry.
Pay your $119 registration fee by Thursday, Jan. 15.
Your manuscript and your registration form must be received by AuthorU in Denver no later than Jan. 16.
What Happens Next:
All Finalists will be notified by mail or email by April 1, 2015.
The top 6 Finalists in each category will be listed in the May issue of The Author Resource and at the AuthorU website April 20, 2015.
The Winners in each category will be announced on May 8, 2015 at the AuthorU Extravaganza in Denver, Col. (If you’re attending, stop by and say hi. I’m speaking at the event.)
Verification of all Prizes will be sent out on May 13, 2015.