2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award–500 Move on to QuarterFinals

by Shawn StjeanImage

Apologies, I know this is last year’s graphic.

LINK to remaining competitors:

http://www.amazon.com/Breakthrough-Novel-Award-Books/b/ref=amb_link_356616422_1?ie=UTF8&node=332264011&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-1&pf_rd_r=1K52G9M7XXVFQV1YGV3D&pf_rd_t=1401&pf_rd_p=1305986342&pf_rd_i=1000675201

The 25 Semi-Finalists will be announced on April 16. This is an exciting contest to follow, as it: 1) helps keep Indie Writing in the public eye,  2) it will presumably throw a lot of light on to previously obscure writers who advance, and 3) (unlike many other “contests,”) it’s free to enter–thus very democratic!  This is more important than many realize, as the profits on unknown books can be so modest, that their creators will decline any form of promotion that bites into those profits–(for example, one would have to sell 10 copies of a $2.99 e-book to break even on a $20 contest entry.)  So the ABNA is kind of the U.S. Open for Authors.  Congratulations to all moving on, and also to everyone who entered and put themselves out there!

Keep Cultural Literacy Alive!

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2 thoughts on “2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award–500 Move on to QuarterFinals

  1. Alana Woods says:

    Shawn, keep cultural literacy alive indeed! None of the names are known to me so it definitely looks like a break through contest to me. Must remember it with my next novel.

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  2. shawnst says:

    Alana, let’s hope those who do break through will have fresh voices and something fairly different to say, or at least a new way to say it. We need as many legitimizing events for Indie writers as we can get.

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