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Book and Author Fair in Ventura County. http://www.vcbookandauthorfair.com For additional info, contact Kate at email@example.com or 805-633-1506. Be sure to let Kate know that you are a SPAWN member and you’ll get 20% off the cost of your booth.
Friday, November 11 through Sunday, November 13, the Fall Writing Workshops in Ojai, California, include “Adapting Books, Short Stories and Articles Into Films,” “Memoir: Tell Your Story,” “Power of Poetry,” “Bringing the Magical, Mystical, and Spiritual into Your Fiction Writing,” “Navigating the Publishing World,” “Ancient Myths, Modern Storytelling,” “Making Money in Niche Markets,” and more. […]
The Writer personal essay contest: They’re looking for an original, unpublished viewpoint about a particular topic or an experience. Essays should be 1,000-1,200 words; the deadline is November 30, 2011. First prize: $1,000; a free 10-week creative-writing workshop offered online by Gotham Writers’ Workshop ($420 value); publication in The Writer and on WriterMag.com; and a […]
The 1st Annual Beverly Hills Book Awards™ is now accepting submissions for the 2012 contest year. We welcome entries from independent authors and publishers for books released 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. Submissions are open from October 2011 – March 31, 2012. Winners and finalists will be announced April 15, 2012. Send non-returnable submissions to: […]
Christian Small Publisher Book of the Year Award honors books produced by small publishers each year for outstanding contribution to Christian life. This year, nominations are being accepted in twelve categories. Books must have been published in 2010 or 2011 by a publisher with annual revenues of $400,000 or less. Nominated books must be Christian […]
California Book Contest—Grand-prize winner gets a one-hour consultation with book-marketing expert Brian Jud and either a Nook or Kindle reader; other prizes include an eight-week book-promotion course with book-marketing expert Patricia Fry. DEADLINE: Extended to November 15 for SPAWN members! Price: $50 Site: http://bookcontest.luckycinda.com
This issue of the SPAWN Market Update includes an introduction to a new platform development program for authors. There are over three dozen opportunities, tips and ideas for writers and authors and links to 3 large job boards for artists and photographers. We also bring news for California Amazon Affiliates, announce that Kindle is in […]