Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Books & Blurbs

Books & Blurbs Blog by Gale Stanley

What She Wants:
  • Cover Art
  • Blurb
  • Buy Link(s)
  • Author Url/Blog Link

By When:
There is no deadline as this is a continuous promo.

Contact Person:
Gale Stanley - gale(at)galestanley(dot)net

About:
http://booksblurbs.blogspot.com/

If you are looking for some free and hassle-free promo check out Books & Blurbs. It's updated with a new spotlight book every Monday and Thursday.


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Reaching Forward South (RFS)

Reaching Forward South (RFS)


What They Want:
promotional materials (bookmarks, postcards, signed books ect.)

How Much:
Approx. 150 Attendees

By When:
15 September 2010

Contact Person:
Ginger Prothero-Schwersenska - gprothero(at)niu(dot)edu

About Event:
A non-for-profit organization called Reaching Forward South (RFS) are working to put together an educational conference for library staff in hopes of broadening their knowledge in the field and having fun while doing it. The conference is set for October 7th and 8th.



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Sunday, July 25, 2010

USA Book News 7th Annual National Best Book Awards

USA Book News 7th Annual National Best Book Awards

Eligibility:
- Open to all books with an ISBN and published in 2010 (galley copies welcome). 2009 titles are also eligible.

Entry Cost:
- $69.00 per title per category

Payment Method:
- Paypal or check

Deadline:
- 30 September 2010
- Enter on or before July 31, 2010 August 31, 2010 and receive a four-month full-color listing (valued at $1000.00!) on USABookNews.com which includes your color book cover, a brief paragraph about your title and a hyperlink to your website.

Full Rules:
http://usabooknews.com/2010bestbooksawards.html

About Event:
The National “Best Books 2010” Awards are specifically designed to garner MEDIA COVERAGE and BOOK SALES for the winners and finalists throughout the 2010 holiday retail season and 2011! Winners and finalists will be announced October 2010.

Our industry judges continue to produce stellar results on an annual basis! Many titles have gone on to greatness after placing in the Best Books Awards over our seven year history. Over 80 publishers who placed in the 2008 Best Books Awards went on to place in one or more of the following prestigious award programs: the 2009 Benjamin Franklin Awards, the 2009 IPPY’s and the 2009 Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Awards!




(Information obtained from USA Book News public site.)


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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

EPIC 11th Annual eBook Awards 2011

Electronically Published Internet Connection 11th Annual eBook Awards (2011)

Eligibility:
- eBooks released for publication between 01 June 2009 to 31 May 2010
- 10,000 words or more, exception Children's books and poetry

Entry Cost:
- EPIC Members: $25/single title, $35/anthology title
- Non-EPIC Members: $35/single title, $45/anthology title

Payment Method:
Paypal or Snail Mail

Deadline:
15 August 2010 (CST)

Full Rules:
http://www.epicauthors.com/ebookawardrules2011.html

FAQ:
http://www.epicauthors.com/ebookawardfaq2011.html

About Event:
Recognizing Excellence in eBooks of all Genres. This contest is the premier contest in the eBook and ePublishing world.

Categories are judged by volunteers, the largest percentage of which are members of EPIC, an organization consisting of published authors and industry professionals. Guest judges, all of whom are either published authors or publishing professionals, are used only as deemed necessary by the EPIC's eBook Awards Chair/Committee.



(Information obtained from EPIC public site.)


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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Fall Into Romance -- Reader's Luncheon

Heart of Louisiana (HeartLA)

What They Want:
We are seeking promotional items and books, books, books! Signed or unsigned -- no book will be turned away!

How Much:
Approx 250-300 attendees

By When:
01 September 2010

Contact Person:
Rhonda McKey - rmckey(at)cox(dot)net
or
Arlene Messa - arlenemessa(at)bellsouth(dot)net


About Event:
Heart of Louisiana, Baton Rouge chapter, HeartLA, will hold its annual Romance Reader's Luncheon on November 6, 2010. Sherrilyn Kenyon, will be our keynote speaker this year. Leo Honeycutt, will be our emcee.



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Huntsville Public Library Workshop

Heart of Dixie Romance Writers and the Huntsville Public Library system (first recipient of the RWA Library Grant)

What They Want:
Promotional material for their goody bags

How Much:
Approx. 125-150 Attendees
Extra will given to librarians to distribute to their patrons

By When:
10 August 2010

Contact Person:
Kim Kerr - kimskerr(at)gmail(dot)com

About Event:
In celebration of the first recipient of the RWA Library Grant HoDRW is holding a one-day workshop for librarians about the romance genre.



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Borders Books IL (Heather's Authors)

Heather M. Riley, the Romance Expert for the Borders in Rockford, IL

What She Wants:
Variety of promotional material (bookmarks, postcards, business cards, pens, fans, etc)

By When:
There is no deadline as this is continuous. Send as much as you want as often as you want.

Contact Person:
Heather M. Riley
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/heathersauthors/

About Event:
Writers of all fiction genres including YA are welcome to send as much of whatever promotional material you'd like to send. She doesn't turn anything down. She also does frequent giveaways with book clubs so books are appreciated too.

More information at the above link.



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COFW Conference: Deadline 15 August

Central Ohio Fiction Writers' Conference

What They Want:
Requesting books for raffle baskets and promotional material for goody bags.

How Much:
Approx. 200 Attendees

By When:
15 August 2010

Contact Person:
Margaret Crowley - mcrowley41(at)yahoo(dot)com

About Event:
Keynote speaker is Suzanne Brockmann Oct 1-2. Susan Crandall, Karen Harper, Virginia Kantra, CJ Lyons, Erin McCarthy, and Rhonda Stapleton are giving breakout workshops. Laura Bradford, Bradford Literary Agency, Cori Deyoe, 3 Seas Literary Agency, Charles Griemsman, Silhouette and Leis Pederson, Berkley will be taking appts. General registration opened July 1st. Complete info at www.COFW.org.


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