(Eric Dodge reference! And if you don’t know who Eric Dodge is, you obviously haven’t read All That Remains.)
Well, I did it.
I took the plunge, rolled the dice, let Lucas close the store — pick your phrase.
I entered All That Remains in the “Shelf Unbound Writing Competition for Best Independently Published Book” sponsored by Shelf Unbound and Half Price Books.
According to the rules:
The top five books, as determined by the editors of Shelf Unbound, will receive editorial coverage in the December/January 2014 issue of Shelf Unbound. The author of the book named as the Best Independently Published book will receive editorial coverage as well as a year’s worth of full-page ads in Shelf Unbound (rate card value $6,000). The winning book will also be stocked and promoted in all 115 Half Price Books retail stores in 16 states.
So that means — if I win — a guaranteed 115 copies of my book sold to HPB. And that’s if they only buy one copy per store.
Worth the $30 gamble? I think so. I hope so.
Even if I only rank in the top 5, it will still mean wider promotion for the book than I’m able to achieve by myself. And when it comes to my book, any publicity is good publicity, right?
Cross your fingers, say a prayer — and if you haven’t read All That Remains yet, what are you waiting for?
You might be missing out on the “Best Independently Published Book” of 2013.