Okay, so why am I excited about World's Best Story? Because as a book blogger and a tour coordinator I work with both writers and readers, and I have seen how powerful book bloggers are in telling the world about a great story. More and more authors and writers are discovering the power of readers. Books are written for the reader audience, so why not have a say in telling others we think a writer's story has blockbuster potential?
World's Best Story was launched at BookExpo America on May 28. It's the first social contest to reward readers and writers with exclusive partner prizes. So what does this mean for you?
If you are a writer:
1. Submit your story. Entering is free and the entry period ends Aug 12.
2. Prizes include publishing contracts, celebrity master classes, trademark and IP protection, book tours, big box retail distribution, PR and marketing support and more!
3. Top ten finalists and grand prize winner will be announced at the Toronto International Book Fair on November 15, 2014.
If you are a reader:
1. You get the chance to be the judge, discover new stories and win great prizes.
2. When you sign up to become a member, you automatically get $10 to spend at Beyond the Rack. Signing up is easy, requiring only your name and email.
3. When you rate and vote you'll get a chance to win cool prizes, and the grand prize package includes a $2000 shopping spree at Beyond the Rack!
So how can you help us spread the word? There are several ways:
- Write a post about it and you can enter in a giveaway for a $20 Amazon gift card
- Add the World's Best Story logo on your blog with a link back to their site.
- If you are an iRead tour host, I will add to your incentive program if you do the above.
- If you are not yet an iRead tour host, join us and you will qualify for the incentive program
- Tell all your readers about WBS through social media networking.
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To all my book blogger buddies: iRead and WBS thank you for your support of literacy and reading!