California Fiction Writers Book Challenge


In an effort to promote the work of California novelists, LuckyCinda Publishing is sponsoring a book contest for self-published and independently published fiction. All entrants of the First Annual California Fiction Writers Book Challenge will receive an autographed award-winning novel, free book-marketing tips, and substantial discounts for consultations with big-name authors and expert book promoters.

In addition, every author will be entered in a separate drawing. The prize: the author’s book will be featured in a story and he or she will receive a FREE ¼-page advertisement in the High Desert publication The Inland Adventurer. This feature article will also be posted online at CNN and LuckyCinda blog sites, as well as on other social media.

LuckyCinda Publishing will consider self-published and independently published fiction released on or after January 1, 2010. Entries must be in English and must be self-published or issued by an independent publishing company. The authors must be California residents. Be sure to use a California address. Proof of residency may be required. Note: Authors using Print on Demand (POD) firms like Lightning Source or CreateSpace are also eligible for the competition.

GRAND PRIZE for the 2012 BOOK OF THE YEAR: A one-hour FREE consultation with one of the nation’s most respected book-marketing experts, Brian Jud, who has self-published five best-selling books on career transition that are distributed internationally.

The grand prize winner will also receive a FREE Kindle or Nook reader.

In addition to the grand-prize winner, the judges will choose first-, second-, and third-place selections and may also choose honorable mentions.

ALL WINNERS will receive a combination of books, free writing workshops and/or book marketing consultations offered by some of the industry’s most respected authors, publishers, and book marketers, including John Kremer, Patricia Fry, Joan Stewart, and Dan Poynter.

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