For Self-Published Children's Print Book Authors:

Did you hear? The Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators just announced the launch of their brand new Spark Award, which recognizes excellence in a children’s book published through a non-traditional publishing route

We're talking self-published print works for children, y'all!

Hooray for SCBWI! This is truly Great News!

Deadline: December 31, 2013.

Learn more about the SCBWI Spark Award here.


For Self-Published eBook Authors:

Y'all get an award opportunity this year too!

It's the 1st-ever self-published eBook competition to be hosted by Writer's Digest. Open to anyone who's published an eBook since 2008 and can submit in one of the many formats they accept.

That's a lot of potential participants!

Deadline: October 1, 2013. 

Learn more about the Writer's Digest Self-Published eBook Awards here.


For Published and Pre-Published Authors & Illustrators:

Frustrated by lackluster sales? Know your book would be much loved if only it would Get Read?

Then you won't want to miss the latest brainchild of Dan Blank. It's a 21st century approach to conferencing: Two whole days of wholesome goodness from thought leaders (like Dan) on the topic of marketing your book and getting it where it should be -- into the hands of readers! And all from the comfort of your own home. (You can even attend in your pajamas. You know I will!)

Register Here Today! 

I'll "see" you there!


News from the Trenches:
Beware Mme la Guillotine Still Going Strong this Back-2-School Season!

It feels like a Sisyphean task sometimes, all this marketing, marketing, marketing for meager sales. And then, suddenly, lightning strikes and small miracles do happen. Just this week I learned that:


Click here to find BMLG in the App Store.


For Children's Book Authors, Illustrators, Librarians, Readers, ETC...

The Cybils Awards are back!

And guess who's a Round 2 judge of the 2013 Book App Category? Me!

Along with Carisa Kluver of Digital Media Diet and a host of other great bloggers focused on the fruits of certain less-conventional literary pursuits.

I am really looking forward to this adventure. Should be fun!


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Bon Weekend!