1 big event and 2 contests for authors

Here’s information on a big upcoming event and two contests for authors.

Read Tuesday

My author friend Chris McMullen has created an exciting counterpoint to the (depressing) Black Friday retail experience in the U.S. this week.

Read Tuesday” on December 10, 2103, is a worldwide online sale discounting hundreds of books. All shoppers, including those on a budget, will have an easy and affordable way to give books as gifts this holiday season.

I’m asking you to do two things:

  1. Offer a discount on your book for just one day and add it to the Read Tuesday site catalog.
  2. Help shoppers and readers find books for themselves or others by sharing information about Read Tuesday, December 10. Tell your in-person and social networks — they’ll want to know about it!

National Novel Writing Month $5,000 Giveaway

Author Sensei is offering the competition winner $5,000 in book marketing services plus guidance from Pubslush on a crowd-funding campaign. The package includes book cover and interior design, a website, and a book trailer, among other things. Act quickly on this one — the deadline is November 30, 2013.

Learn more and submit your pitch to win at the Author Sensei website.

New Novels Competition 2014

Rethink Press is looking for two new, “brilliant” novels for publication in 2014. If your novel is completed and unpublished before the January 31, 2014 deadline and you would like to have it published on Amazon in paperback and Kindle, enter the Rethink Press New Novels Competition 2014. Visit the Rethink site for details, rules, and information on how to enter.

Please share this information with your author friends and networks so that more people learn about these opportunities. Thanks!

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