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Preparing for the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award: ABNA 2014
January 28, 2014 | 2:20 pm

amazonThe Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest (ABNA 2014) is coming up. The company will start accepting entries next month. So, how many of you are entering? The ABNA contest is its seventh year. The grand prize winner will receive a publishing contract with a $50,000 advance. Four first prize winners will get a publishing contract with a $15,000 advance. The contest isn’t as simple as submitting your manuscript and crossing your fingers. Entrants go through several rounds starting with a pitch, then an excerpt and then the manuscript. This contest has caused a lot of burgeoning authors to yank their hair out as they...

Kindle “First” has second beginning
December 2, 2013 | 10:48 am

rysa walkerAmazon released its latest Kindle First on Dec. 1. It includes four books that have their official release date one month from now. One of these books caught my eye, [easyazon-link asin="B00CQC9O16" locale="us"]Timebound[/easyazon-link] by Rysa Walker. As I read the description, I was a little confused how this is a “first.” The book was previously self-published and had been on the market under the title “Time’s Twisted Arrow” for about a year. Walker won the 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award in June for this book. It seems after some edits, a new cover and a title, Amazon is releasing the book again...