Saturday, 25 May 2013

The Drought enters the Shirley You Jest Book Awards!

Shirley You Jest! Book Awards
This evening I entered The Drought into the second annual Shirley You Jest Book Awards! The eBook version of the book qualifies as an updated version of The Drought was uploaded to Smashwords in November 2012.

About Shirley You Jest Book Awards!
Shirley You Jest! Book Awards reprises its role as the only indie comedy and humor book contest to offer publicity-based prizes. Presented by Liz D Publicity & Promotions, SYJ! honors books by self-published and traditionally published independent authors that "deliver the funny.” The contest is open to fiction and non-fiction e-book and print titles released between 2012 and 2013. Entries are accepted May 20, 2013 – July 22, 2013.

Since its premiere last year, Shirley You Jest! Book Awards has received accolades from the indie book community. Shirley Award-winning author Robin O’Bryant credits the contest with having helped with the sales of her self-published motherhood memoir, Ketchup is a Vegetable and Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves. “One of the greatest obstacles facing indie publishers is the high cost of marketing and advertising . . . SYJ! helped [me] with all of this . . . by expanding my audience and helping me find new readers,” says O’Bryant.

On November 1, 2013, National Author’s Day, Shirley Awards will be presented to the two funniest entries in the fiction and non-fiction categories. Winning authors will receive media exposure from SYJ! sponsors that include author interviews, book reviews, special blog features and social media mentions. The list of participating US, Canadian and UK prize sponsors include: Underground Book Reviews, Book Guys podcast, Morgen Bailey’s Writing Blog, Author Groupie, The Paperback Pursuer, The Humor Columnist, The Bunny’s Review, Humor Times, Conversations LIVE Radio, Conversations Magazine, Lisa Haselton’s Reviews and Interviews, Reading Addiction Blog Tour, Dudes and Stuff Podcast, Humor Writers of America, Tiffany Talks Books, TeamNerd Reviews, Doing Dewey and Indie Minded Radio Show.

Wish me luck!

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