Friday, April 6, 2012

Catching UP! and Contest Information!

Still working on data entry for quarterly payment to authors.

No books went to press:

No galleys went out:

But here's some news about a contest:

CONTEST: Best Indie Books of 2012

Time for The Kindle Book Review's biggest contest EVER.
We want to find the best independent and small press Kindle books published between April 1, 2011 and April 1, 2012. If you think your book has what it takes, submit today! We are giving away up to $2,100 worth of prizes including cash, ebooks, advertising packages, and a Kindle Fire!

What's at stake? The six winners will receive $100 cash each and an advertising package with The Kindle Book Review. The categories are (Fiction Only):
  • Mystery/Thriller
  • Romance
  • Suspense/Horror
  • Literary Fiction
  • Sci-fi/Fantasy
  • YA
Readers can win too! We will give away a Kindle Fire to one lucky winner, loaded with some of the very best indie books out there. This is the "Reader's Grand Prize Package". Readers can register to win a FREE Kindle Fire and free books. We are also giving away kindle books every week at random to readers who register! All other prizes will be awarded on October 1, 2012.

Register Now!
Authors Register Here($15 entry fee)
Readers Register Here(free)

Contest Rules and Conditions for Authors:
We will NOT accept more than one (1) entry per author, so send your very best work. We will stop accepting submissions on May 15, 2012.

Who can enter? Any independent or small press author who has published a novel (fiction only) in the Kindle store between April 15, 2011 and April 15, 2012. Entries must fit into one of the five categories listed above. We do not accept erotica.

How to enter?
There are Only 2 steps to enter.
1.) Fill out the registration form here.
2.) Pay $15 registration fee upon completing registration form.
Easy as pie!

IMPORTANT: We can NOT accept Smashwords coupon codes. We can NOT accept .doc files, or gifted books. We only accept the following kindle formats: AZW, MOBI, PRC, GIF, and PNG. If you need to covert your file to a MOBI (Kindle format) click HERE (works best with no page numbers and headers in file). We will give away one copy of the semi-finalist's, finalist's, and winner's books in the "Reader's Grand Prize Package" and with weekly "giveaways".

How does the contest work?
~ We will pre-screen all books.
~ Our screeners will read your book until they are either turned on or turned off.
~ If you hook us, we will enter your book in the semi-finals, and pass your book on to the judges.
~ We will post semi-finalists on July 1, 2012.
~ If our judges do not think your book is one of the top books of the 2012, they may stop reading.
~ Our judges will choose 5 finalists in each genre. The five finalists will be posted on September 1, 2012
~ We will announce the "Grand Prize Winners" of each genre on October 1, 2012. Grand prize winners will receive $100 cash, a free Twitterlicious Social Media Buzz and a one month Sponsorship ad.

What are we looking for?
~We are simply looking for the very best indie books out there. We are judging quality of writing, quality of plot, and quality of ebook formatting (a complete professional product). If you want to be a winner, you must grab our attention and keep it from the beginning. If you do not hook us, we will close your book. We are NOT looking for mediocrity. We are looking for the very best, as subjective as that is. We are doing this for fun and so that you can have bragging rights. Each book that passes the screening process will be judged by a lover of the genre. We will honor all semi-finalists (anyone who passes the pre-screening process), and the finalists with a special post and a bunch of tweets. And you can add your title (i.e. "Winner" or "Semi-Finalist" or "Finalist"in The Kindle Book Review's Best Indie Books of 2012) on your Kindle book page!

What not to do:
Do not email us and inquire about your status/results. We will not respond to inquiries.
Do not send doc files, jpg, pdf or any unformatted Kindle files.

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