2013-08-31 01:44:15 - The 4th annual contest, sponsored by The Authors Show, offers authors of fiction books, nonfiction books, Christian books and children's books an opportunity to be chosen as one of '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading'
Don McCauley of the Free Publicity Focus Group and Danielle Hampson of The Authors Show have announced that the 4th Annual '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading' Awards Contest is now accepting applications. The 4th annual awards contest has been opened to the public for the first time.
In keeping with the tradition of creating maximum publicity opportunities for the works of both published and self-published authors, this year's contest has been carefully designed to maximize public awareness for authors. Finalists will be chosen by public vote which will be backed up by the show's ongoing publicity campaign .
Entrants will submit a 1000-word essay about their journey to becoming an author, how that journey has impacted their lives and
will present the author's body of work to the public. Winners will also be chosen by public vote.
Winners will appear in the print and electronic versions of '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading', which will be available to the public through online book outlets. Finalists and winners will appear on a dedicated website, 50GreatWritersYouShouldBeReading.com, with headshots, book covers and links to the author's website.
"We believe this offers a real opportunity for authors, publishers, self published authors and publishing companies," stated Mr. McCauley, "as the structure offers so many options, opportunities and possibilities, especially in regards to putting both the contest and the results in front of the public numerous times."
Authors appearing on The Authors Show are selected by Executive Producer Danielle Hampson. The shows offer professionally produced radio interviews that are broadcast worldwide. Segmented shows include fiction, non-fiction, children's, Christian and book marketing shows.
More information regarding the awards contest, The Authors Show, past editions of '50 Great Writers You Should Be Reading' and the submission process can be viewed at the website at www.wnbnetworkwest.com/WnbAuthorsShow50Writers2013-preVote.html
Don McCauley is a marketing strategist and is the facilitator of the Free Publicity Focus Group, a marketing and publicity firm. He also serves as the host of The Authors Show Radio. Danielle Hampson is the Executive Producer of The Authors Show radio group of programs and is the CEO KDResources Inc.
More information is available by visiting the Book Marketing site. Questions can be addressed to Don McCauley by email at don (at) FreePublicityGroup.com or Danielle Hampson at danielle (at)TheAuthorsShow.com.