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.
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.
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!)
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:
Beware Mme la Guillotine, A Revolutionary Tour of Paris is in the Educational App Store, whose mission is to identify the best educational apps. And I didn't even have to ask. YAY!
I hope you'll shower me with some link love by clicking into the EdAppStore here and liking, tweeting, and generally sharing the good news with your posse!
Teachers With Apps has recognized Beware Mme la Guillotine again. (I love those gals!)
This time as an App Of Distinction. One of just 25 and all super goodies. Click here to see for yourself. Psyche!!!
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!