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10 Children's Book Award Contests: A List for Self-published Authors - Story Quest. Just updated all content and added three new contests!

10 Children's Book Award Contests: A List for Self-published Authors - Story Quest

Researching book award contests can be overwhelming. I started with a Google search and spent hours drilling down into contest rules and requirements. Golden Kite Award. Instituted in 1973, the Golden Kite Awards are the only children’s literary award judged by a jury of peers.

Golden Kite Award

More than 1,000 books are entered each year. The Golden Kite Awards recognize excellence in children’s literatures in five categories: Young Reader and Middle Grade Fiction, Young Adult Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Book Text, and Picture Book Illustration. Click here for the 2016 winners! Deadline: SUBMISSIONS FOR BOOKS PUBLISHED IN 2015 IS NOW CLOSED. Guidelines & Eligibility - Mom's Choice Awards. If your book is available in multiple formats (hardcover, paperback, audio, eBook, etc.), you may submit all versions of the book under one application–PROVIDED all versions are submitted for evaluation at the same time.

Guidelines & Eligibility - Mom's Choice Awards

Evaluation samples of each format are required. For a children’s book series (related titles that share a branding strategy), up to three titles in a series may be submitted under a single application. Contact us to request a special series promo code. Email the Help Desk for a rapid response, or visit our Contact page for more options. Special discounts also available for returning Honorees, IBPA Members (40%) and BEA Exhibitors (50% – during the show). How to Successfully Self-Publish a Kindle eBook.

If you want to get noticed in the digital age, waiting for someone to choose you is the worst strategy.

How to Successfully Self-Publish a Kindle eBook

You have everything you need to start sharing your message today—fingers, keyboard, and the Internet. Even if they don’t consider themselves writers, most people dream of writing a book. And there’s never been a better time to do so. The stigma of self-publishing is fading away, replaced by countless success stories from first-time authors making a name for themselves. How are they doing it? How to Successfully Self-Publish a Kindle eBook. Self-Publish and Distribute Your Books, Video and Music On-Demand. Did you know that your Internet Explorer is out of date?

Self-Publish and Distribute Your Books, Video and Music On-Demand

For the best possible experience with we recommend that you upgrade to a newer version, or use an alternate web browser. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below. Please contact us if you need additional help: Telephone: 1-206-922-0860 | Email: At your fingertips, you'll find a variety of free marketing information and resources to help you get started and take control of your path to successfully promoting your book. We'll be adding more tools and tips, so be sure to check back for more information.

Learn the Basics. Self-Publishing Author Advice from The Alliance of Independent Authors. ALLi Watchdog Giacomo Giammatteo provides an invaluable detailed analysis of the two biggest print service providers for indie authors, Ingram (via its two different subsets, Lightning Source – for publishers of many books – and Ingram Spark – for individual self-publishers) and Amazon’s CreateSpace.

Self-Publishing Author Advice from The Alliance of Independent Authors

I have done a few posts on printing for the self-published author, but the more I play around with social media, the more confusion I see among indie authors. Most of the confusion stems from misinformation or old information regarding the two biggest players in the indie author printing game—CreateSpace and Ingram (either Spark or Lightning Source). First, to clear up a simple thing that always bothers me—it’s Lightning Source, not Lightening Source. There is no ‘e’ in the name, just like there is no ‘e’ in the lightning that you see during a storm. And to clear up a few other misconceptions—there are lots of options available to indie authors. Sign up to ALLi. Change currency: AUD | CAD | EUR | GBP | USD Author ALLi Author Website Badge Author Profile & Listing Advice Forums Contacts & Collaboration Members' Showcase Sell More Books Program Rights and Contract Advice Handbooks & Guides Discounts & Deals Free Guidebooks Affiliate Programme Professional Professional Website Badge Pro Author Profile & Listing Pro Member Forum Translation TV & Film Agent Overseas Direct Sales Agent Speaking & Media Opportunities.

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Self Published Author. At Bowker, we sell ISBNs.

Self Published Author

So we get a lot of questions about them. We've collected the ones that seem to be most useful to folks calling or emailing us. Is Bowker the only place I can get an ISBN? Bowker is the US ISBN Registration Agency. Each country has its own ISBN Registration Agency, as part of the ISBN standard ratified by ISO. I just got my ISBN. Enter your metadata! It says on My Identifiers that I have to be a publisher to buy ISBNs. eCO Registration System. Security For site security and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this government computer system employs software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information, deny service, otherwise cause damage or access non-public information.

eCO Registration System

Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the United States criminal code (18 U.S.C. 1030). Distribute Your Book through, Bookstores, and Online Stores. Distribute Your Book through, Bookstores, and Online Stores. Book Templates for InDesign - Indesign templates. CreateSpace Community: Copyright, Registration, and CreateSpace. Your blood, sweat and tears have gone into creating your book, music or film - now how can you be sure your work is protected through copyright? Copyright is a subject that usually creates many questions among independent authors, filmmakers and musicians. Perhaps one of the reasons copyright is so difficult to fully comprehend is because there is not one answer that works for everyone. Every artist's situation is different, and copyright laws and registrations can be complex.

As a self-published artist, it's up to you to ensure you are protected as you desire. For that reason, CreateSpace will not register or submit your work for copyright protection under any circumstances. A basic understanding of copyright is important as you decide what level of copyright protection is right for you. The following frequently asked questions, pulled directly from pertain to U.S. What is copyright? What does copyright protect? Self Publishing and Free Distribution for Books, CD, DVD. PDF Specifications We support PDF v1.4 and lower. Embed all fonts and images in your PDF file prior to submission. Submitted PDF files should not contain bookmarks, comments, invisible objects, or metadata. PDFs should be optimized. Self Publishing and Free Distribution for Books, CD, DVD. Our member agreement requires that you own or have obtained all rights to any content you deliver to us.

Please do not send us any content for which you do not own or have not obtained all rights. Our member agreement allows us to reject or remove content from our service, and we have rejected past submissions for rights issues. Book Publishing and Book Printing Solutions for Nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry. It's that simple. Our innovative free tools make publishing and distribution easier than ever. Plus it pays to self-publish with CreateSpace. CreateSpace: Self Publishing and Free Distribution for Books, CD, DVD. Self Publishing and Free Distribution for Books, CD, DVD. Book Publishing and Book Printing Solutions for Nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry. Top 10 Tips For Self-Publishing Print Books On Createspace. Top 10 Tips For Self-Publishing Print Books On Createspace. Aaron Shepard's Publishing Blog (, Lightning Source, CreateSpace, Kindle) JPEG XR on Kindle Sept. 28, 2015 In my last post, I wrote about the new Kindle Format X, which Amazon has developed to go along with its new layout engine.

One of the features of this new Kindle format turns out to be the conversion of all pictures to a new graphics format: JPEG XR. Originally developed by Microsoft, it gives higher image quality at smaller file sizes. Using JPEG XR makes perfect sense, now that Amazon has drastically raised its file size limit for submitted graphics. It also makes sense that Amazon prepares grayscale JPEG XRs of most pictures for delivery to monochrome Kindles.

What makes less sense is something I’ve seen through my testing: It’s not only JPEGs that get converted to the new format, but also GIFs.