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News: Great Southeast Book Festival 2016 — Call for Entries

I get a lot of notices for Book awards… here is one with a deadline of Feb. 14. Contact them at their url below.
Deadline submissions in each category must be received by the close of business on February 14, 2016 .

NEW ORLEANS_The 2016 Great Southeast Book Festival has issued a call for entries to its annual competition honoring the best books of the late winter/spring.

The Great Southeast Book Festival will consider published and unpublished works in fiction, non-fiction, biography/autobiography, how-to, compilations/anthologies, photography/art, children’s, cookbooks, poetry, spiritual, young adult, business/technology, unpublished manuscripts, wild card (anything goes!), nature/animals and regional lit. There is no date of publication restriction, but all entries must be in English.

Our grand prize for the 2016 Great Southeast Book Festival winner is $500 cash and a flight to our awards ceremony in March, 2016, exact date and location TBD.

Submitted works will be judged by a panel using the following criteria:

1) General excellence and the author’s passion for telling a good story.
2) The potential of the work to reach a wider audience.

For more information, visit www.greatsoutheastbookfestival.com.

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CONTACT:  bruce@greatsoutheastbookfestival.com    323-665-8080

Technology Economy and Self Publishing… inching it's way to no longer being seen as "vanity" AND It's about time.

self-pub-famous2Many of you might not realize that I’m not only a graphic designer, self publishing and book/business consultant/coach. I am also a fine artist and publish books about my artwork and other artists. And many-a-time they are sneered at and labeled vanity books.

I recently came across an article about how the publishing industry is changing… yes, still! This change seems to begin as the authors Continue reading

Library Mailings for your Book

There are many different ways to have your book seen, read, talked about. One is having it in a Library. One way to get seen is to be included what is called a “Library Mailing”. It is a fee service and listed below  are two pretty well known services to consider, there are others so be sure to run your own search.


Email Marketing Tip regarding Subject line length. This Study Shows…

image screenshot from ©http://www.mailermailer.com website

You might be thinking… I’ll never be doing any email marketing… so what does it matter what I write.

Oh, well, there is a science for everything and the people over at mailermailer did a test on email response and subject length.

Here is a tip they placed and I copied from http://www.mailermailer.com…

Tip: There’s a myth that you can’t use the word “free” in an email subject line because you’ll be filtered as spam. Don’t believe it. Free is one of the top ten words in our word cloud. And “free shipping” frequently appears in the subject Continue reading