DALLAS, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blurb, the popular platform for creating and publishing beautiful books, is sponsoring indie book review ezine Shelf Unbound's Writing Competition for Best Independently Published Book. Blurb will award a total of $1,500 in printing services to the winner and finalists of this year's competition, which will crown the best from independent and self-publishers. Bowker, the U.S. ISBN registration agency and creator of SelfPublishedAuthor.com, is also a sponsor.
Entries are being accepted now through October 1. The winning entry, selected by the editors of Shelf Unbound, will receive a prize package designed to help build their publishing business:
- A feature, with purchasing links, in Shelf Unbound's December/January 2015 issue, read by 125,000 book lovers in the U.S. and 65 other countries around the world.
- A full year of full-page ads in Shelf Unbound
- $1,000 in printing from Blurb to publish beautiful, bookstore-quality books on premium paper stock with archival-quality binding.
- A package of 10 ISBNs from Bowker to support additional books and/or alternative formats
Self-published books and those from independent publishers producing five or fewer titles per year, in print or e-formats in any genre are eligible for entry. Any publication date is eligible, and the competition is open to authors around the globe. This year the competition will also introduce the Pete Delohery Award for Best Sports Book, open to sports-related books, in honor of the author of Lamb to the Slaughter.
Entry fee is $40 per book. There is no limit to the number of books an individual can enter; each book is a separate entry. Entry deadline is midnight on October 1, with winners notified by November 2. Official rules and submission details can be found at Shelf Media Group's contest rules page.
About Shelf Media Group
Dallas-based Shelf Media Group is the publisher of Shelf Unbound, a book review magazine that presents the best of independent publishing in a digital format. Curated by editors with their fingers on the pulse of small press, independent, and self-published books, Shelf Unbound features "must read" new fiction and nonfiction releases in a rich, visually engaging design. Each issue of Shelf Unbound is distributed to an audience of more than 125,000 avid readers and includes fascinating interviews with authors ranging from Pulitzer Prize winners to emerging voices.
Contact: Beth Dempsey, for Shelf Unbound
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