With IndieReCon fast approaching, here's a timely reminder about three great opportunities this fabulous free online conference offers to help you spread the word about your books: two contests and one massive giveaway.
The Grand Prize Giveaway will function like a catalogue of great indie books, while the Cover and Book Description Contests will allow you to hook new readers. But hurry! Deadlines to enter are approaching fast! Check out the details below, enter to win, and and get busy “talking about your book”!
2015 Book Description Contest
(Deadline: March 31st)
You’ve written a book, but can you come up with those key words on the back cover that make it irresistible beyond the cliché of ‘a must-read’? This can be surprisingly tough, forcing you to tell your story in maybe just a sentence or two, while convincing that hesitant reader as to why your indie book is the one that stacks up against all of the others. Check out the competition site to see how our first entrants have tackled the Book Description Contest. The competition is open to any indie author, self-published, or published by a small press. There is a cash prize for the winning entry, and winners also receive an electronic badge to go on their site or blog. The closing date for entries is Tuesday 31st March, and the contest will be judged by popular vote between 6th and 16th April.
Book Cover Contest
(Deadline: April 10th)
We’re told we should never judge a book by its cover, but often, as readers, we do just that. Our IndieReCon 2015 Book Cover Contest sets out to find what makes a good indie book cover. Usually it’s the one that instantly speaks to the reader, visually relaying all-important info such as genre, and whether or not it’s your kind of book. This is a front cover competition, for a book which is, or will be, published independently. Entries must be complete with title, author and all other relevant cover matter. The awards will be presented for Best Cover Art, Best Cover Layout, and Best Overall Book Cover, with a cash prize divided equally among winning entries and an electronic badge for their site or blog. The competition is open to authors, artists, designers, photographers and anyone who holds the rights to the book cover design, or has permission from the rights holder of the book cover design. Check out our trio of experienced design judges on the competition site, and also the latest entries just in. Enter by filling in the form, or by email. The closing date for entries is 10th April.
2015 IndieReCon Grand Prize Giveaway
(Deadline: April 17th)
The Duchess of Windsor said you can never be too rich or too thin. Hmmm. Here’s what we say: you can never have too many books, especially if you are a librarian or school principal. Our IndieReCon Grand Prize Giveaway is an ereader, sponsored by Kobo, and packed full of as many indie books as it can hold from indie authors around the world. The prize is open to representatives of libraries and schools everywhere from 6th April, and it couldn’t be easier to enter. Simply tweet about the giveaway and like our Facebook page using the giveaway widget on the competition site. Indie authors are invited to submit their work for inclusion on the ereader by filling in the quick entry form, or emailing the cover image and an epub copy of their book. The closing date for entries is 17th April.
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