Blurb, the popular platform for creating and publishing beautiful books, is co-sponsoring indie book review ezine Shelf Unbound’s Writing Competition for Best Independently Published Book. Blurb will award a total of $1,500 in printing services to the winner and finalists of this year’s competition, which will crown the best from independent and self-publishers. Bowker, the official U.S. ISBN registration agency and creator of SelfPublishedAuthor.com, is also a sponsor of this year’s competition.
Entries are being accepted now through October 1. The winning entry, selected by the editors of Shelf Unbound, will receive a prize package designed to help build their publishing business:
- A feature, with links to purchase, in Shelf Unbound’s December/January 2015 issue, which is read by 125,000 book lovers in the U.S. and 65 other countries around the world.
- A full year of full-page ads in Shelf Unbound
- $1,000 in printing from Blurb to publish beautiful, bookstore-quality books on premium paper stock with archival-quality binding.
- A package of 10 ISBNs from Bowker to support additional books and/or alternative formats
Self-published books, as well as those from independent publishers producing five or fewer titles per year, in print or e- formats in any genre are eligible for entry. Any publication date is eligible, and the competition is open to authors around the globe. For more information, or to enter your book, click here.