The five novelists will each be awarded an Amazon Publishing deal
Amazon customers will vote for one Grand Prize winner to receive a
$50,000 publishing deal
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 8, 2014--
(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon Publishing has chosen five finalists that will
each be awarded a publishing deal in the 7th annual Amazon
Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) contest and is asking customers to vote
over the next 10 days for one Grand Prize novelist to receive a $50,000
Amazon Publishing contract.
The other four finalists will each receive an Amazon Publishing contract
and a $15,000 advance. The winning novels were selected from five
categories: General Fiction, Mystery/Thriller, Romance, Science
Fiction/Fantasy/Horror, and Young Adult Fiction. They were chosen from a
pool of 10,000 entries and narrowed through four rounds of judging by
Amazon Editors, Amazon Vine Reviewers, Publishers Weekly staff,
and a panel of Amazon Publishing judges.
The 2014 ABNA Finalists are:
General Fiction: A Pledge of Silence by Flora Solomon,
Mystery/Thriller: The Dead Key by D.M. Pulley, Shaker Heights,
Romance: The Bluestocking and the Rake by Norma Darcy,
Canterbury, Kent GB
Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror: The Mengele Effect by Chuck
Grossart, Bellevue, NE
Young Adult Fiction: Seashell, Stork and Apple Tree by Carrie
Anne Noble, Montoursville, PA
The ABNA contest takes new fiction from pitch to publication in a much
more accelerated path than traditional publishing.
“In traditional publishing paths, writers can wait years before
receiving feedback from a publisher on their work,” said Terry Goodman,
Editorial Lead for Lake Union Publishing and an ABNA panelist judge.
“What I love about this contest is that the 10,000 entries stand
shoulder-to-shoulder and are all considered for publication. We get to
press fast forward and make an author’s dream come true, helping these
writers break through and find an audience. And Amazon customers play a
role in giving a novelist a life-changing publishing deal.”
Customer voting for the Grand Prize novel begins today and will continue
through July 18, 2014. Amazon customers can cast their vote at www.amazon.com/abna.
Amazon Publishing is the publishing arm of Amazon.com. The Amazon
Publishing family consists of 15 imprints: 47North, AmazonCrossing,
AmazonEncore, Amazon Publishing, Grand Harbor Press, Jet City Comics,
Kindle Worlds, Lake Union Publishing, Little A, Montlake Romance,
Skyscape, StoryFront, Thomas & Mercer, Two Lions and Waterfall Press.
For more information about Amazon Publishing visit http://www.apub.com/.
Amazon Publishing is a brand used by Amazon Content Services, LLC.
CreateSpace, an Amazon company, includes a community to keep authors who
entered the ABNA contest up-to-date on every stage of the contest. For
the complete Official Rules for the 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award
and more information, please visit www.amazon.com/abna.
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