New category, Pete Delohery Award for Best Sports Book, Will Be Added to the SHELF UNBOUND Annual Writers Contest in 2014

Mar 12, 2014, 12:00 ET from Delohery & Associates

ATLANTA, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SHELF UNBOUND 2014 WRITING COMPETITION FOR BEST INDEPENDENTLY PUBLISHED BOOK will open on June 1 and will close on October 1. There will be one winner, five finalists, more than 100 notable books, and the Pete Delohery Award for Best Sports Book.

"Pete Delohery's boxing saga Lamb to the Slaughter is a highlight of the self-publishing revolution," says Shelf Unbound publisher Margaret Brown. "The Pete Delohery Award for Best Sports Book will honor excellence in sports-related fiction or nonfiction."

"Independently Published" books include self-published books (such as those published through CreateSpace,, iUniverse, etc.) and/or books published through small presses releasing less than five titles per year. Print books and e-books are eligible. Books entered in last year's competition are eligible for re-submission in this year's competition. There is no limit to the number of books an individual can enter; each book is a separate entry.

Shelf Unbound book review magazine, a 2013 Maggie Award finalist for best digital-only magazine, reaches more than 125,000 readers in the United States and 65 countries around the globe. Each issue includes author interviews, excerpts, reviews, photo essays, and more.

Shelf Unbound is a visually dynamic magazine, described by Publisher's Weekly as "richly designed" and presenting spectacular photography and graphics.

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SOURCE Delohery & Associates