Half Price Books and Shelf Unbound Indie Book Competition

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Remember back in June, when I made all your bodkins start quivering with the news that Shelf Unbound just opened its 2013 Indie Publishing Contest?  Well, prepare to be re-quivered with a truly exciting update.

Shelf Unbound Magazine has teamed up with Half Price Books to add a brilliant new prize to the contest.  Not only will the winner receive an editorial feature in the December/January 2014 issue of Shelf Unbound, along with $6000 worth of free ad space for a year.  The winning book will also be stocked and promoted in all 115 of Half Price Books’ stores in 16 states!

That’s a heck of a prize for the $30 entry fee.  As self-published authors, it’s often hard to see the path to wide distribution and a dedicated audience, but this is a pretty clear road to awesomeness, if I do say so myself, because…

The Last Death of Tev Chrisini will be joining this year’s winner in all of Half Price Books’ stores! 

That’s right, folks!  I’ve been waiting a few weeks to be able to share the news with you, and it’s been really hard to contain my excitement.  As much as I adore the ebook world, it’s been a lifelong dream of mine to see my work on the shelf in a brick-and-mortar bookshop.  I’m incredibly grateful to the awesome Margaret Brown and the fantastic people at HPB for bringing that dream to life.

Of course, I don’t actually live anywhere near a Half Price Books store, which are mostly located everywhere except the Northeast, so there may be a road trip in my future.  I’ll be sure to let you know when The Last Death hits the shelves so that you can sneak in and take a picture or two on my behalf.

The entry period has been extended until midnight of October 1, 2013, so you’ve still got time to get your books in.  You’ll know if you’re a winner by the first week of November.  I’m really looking forward to seeing this year’s crop of excellent self-published books!  Go!  Enter!  Do it!  Run!

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