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SPR Awards 2016 Open For Submissions!

NOW CLOSED! WINNERS ANNOUNCED DEC 15 2016

It’s time for our international book awards to kick off again! This year the prizes have got bigger and better with the first prize giving you over $2000 of book promotion, so we hope to see some strong competition!

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Toronto International Book Fair Launches Self-Publishing Award

Inspire! Toronto International Book FairVia the Toronto Star:

Canada’s first awards for self-published books will be presented at Inspire! Toronto International Book Fair, an exhibition for print and digital books that launches in November.

The Creation of Stories: Canada’s Self-Publishing Awards are open to all Canadians who have produced a book between July 1, 2013, and September 1, 2014, using any self-publishing platform.

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Ten things to do to win a writing contest

10 Things to Win a  Writing Contest

With so many entries to judge, what is it about your book that will win you a prize? Cate Baum, co-founder of the SPR Awards spills the beans on the best tips to get that award.

1. Enter properly. This year, we had around 5% of entries that entered the wrong category, didn’t pay the entry fee or didn’t send in their book!…

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The Guardian Announces Self-Publishing Award

The Guardian in the UK
The Guardian in the UK

The Guardian is set to become the first national newspaper to champion self-publishing on a regular basis with the launch of a new monthly prize that aims to find the best DIY novels.

The paper is teaming up with publisher Legend Times to support and showcase what it said was “the fantastic quality of writing that can be found from independent authors”, as the sector continues to boom.

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