Wheatmark client and Authors Academy member Bill Corbett sent me the link to this sobering article the other day.

It talks about how the digital era has led to a decline in income for authors.

The article cites a number of reasons for this, but another one (which the article doesn’t discuss) is increased competition.

According to recent numbers I’ve seen, there are now more than 4,500 books published every day.

That’s a heck of a lot of books vying for readers’ attention!

How do you compete with all those titles? One great way is to submit your book to—and win—contests.

But—and you can see this one coming—with all those books being published each day, far more books than ever before are being submitted to contests for consideration.

How do you ensure your book has a good chance of standing out from the crowd and getting recognized?

Some tips are obvious. Don’t make this mistake.

But there are plenty of other tips that aren’t as obvious, and that’s what we’ll be discussing during our upcoming special presentation, “Book Contest Magic: Becoming An Award-Winning Author.”

Here’s what you’ll discover during the call:

* How to ensure your book stands out from other submissions
* The easiest way to avoid contest scams
* The best ways to leverage your awards for even more publicity

Plus, I’ll share a way to save hours of time researching and submitting your book to contests.

You can get all the details and register for the call on Wednesday here.

Talk to you then,


Grael Norton
Wheatmark, Inc.

PS: Really—stay far, far away from these Kindle cover disasters!