Welcome to the home of the Ionshaker series. A series about a nuclear device called Ionshaker that has the capability of controlling all nuclear warheads on earth that is stolen from an underground U.S facility by terrorists. The U.S goverment is doing everything in its power to get the device back otherwise, it will be the end of the world.
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So much about that…
as usual one of my many internet research obsessions is discovering ways
to promote new books by new authors (soon to be myself). I guess by now
most of you have heard of (ABNAC)Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel Award
agree that for one to succeed in selling a lot of their books they need
to employ a host of different book marketing avenues and that there’s no
single way or magic formula to succeed, and book contest is just one of
those avenues. Intriguingly, Amazon – one of the leading online book
market place, sponsors such a contest!
Now there are three reasons why every indie/ self published author needs to seriously consider ABNAC.
The publicity. As the saying goes – Any publicity is good publicity and
this kind of publicity is not only good for you but its good for your
book as well. 2.
The Publishing contract from Penguin. Again, many will agree that
Penguin is one of the world’s largest book publisher, seller and
distributor so striking a publishing contract is something one might
want to consider. But take note of my statement. I said; ”SOMETHING ONE
MIGHT WANT TO CONSIDER,” and not ”SOMETHING ONE SHOULD CONSIDER.” This
is so because firstly I respect all writers even those who are still
writing their drafts and in addition many self published authors have
rejected publishing contracts from big publishing houses simply because
self publishing was doing wonder for them. If you doubt me read about
John Locke here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Locke_(author).
This dude is the first man to sell over ONE MILLION eBooks AS A SELF
PUBLISHED AUTHOR and turned down all the big names(the likes of
Penguin)…I mean why shouldn’t he? 3.
The prize money. One Grand Prize winner receives a publishing contract
with an advance of $50,000, and four First Prize winners will each
receive a publishing contract with an advance of $15,000.
so you know the 2013 ABNAC is already underway, so if you’re interested
you have to wait till next year around early January 2014. I can’t wait
get my IONSHAKER THRILLER edited!!!
Below is a breakdown of the contest details.
1 (Pitch) Amazon-selected editors read and rate an up to 300-word pitch
from each entrant. The top 400 entries in each of the five categories
advance to the second round.
2 (Excerpt) Amazon Expert Reviewers read and rate the 3,000- to
5,000-word excerpts and provide feedback to the entrants. The top 100
entries in each of the five categories advance to the Quarter-Finals.
(Full Manuscript) Reviewers from Publishers Weekly read and rate the
full manuscripts and provide feedback to the entrants. The top five
entries in each of the five categories advance to the Semi-Finals.
Editors with Amazon Publishing read the full manuscripts of the 25
Semi-Finalists and select five Finalists, one in each of the five
Amazon customers read the Finalists’ excerpts and vote for their
favorite. The novel with the most votes wins the Grand Prize. All
remaining Finalists receive a First Prize.