Monday, June 12, 2017

This week in ShoreIndie: June 12-18

It's Week 1 of the Editing Round, and we have nearly a full week of events planned, including the Round 1 Showcase, an AskAuthor chat, a mini-workshop, and three giveaways! See below for details, and don't hesitate to contact us on Twitter @ShoreIndie with questions.

Please note: While the majority of our giveaways are open to the entire ShoreIndie community, some of this week's giveaways are only open to authors who submitted to the contest. All authors are always welcome to the AskAuthor chats and writing workshops. Giveaway winners will be announced on Twitter the day after the giveaway ends.

Monday, June 12 - No event scheduled
Time for the Round 1 winners to get their materials to their editors and for the rest of us to take a little breather after all the excitement of announcements!

Tuesday, June 13 to Saturday, June 17 -  Round 1 Showcase
This week we'll be posting each of the Round 1 Winners' original, unedited blurb and first five pages so you can see what caught the editors' attention. These posts will also provide a basis for comparison when we post the new, edited versions during the first week of the Judging Round! Posts will be published at 6am and 6pm ET Tuesday through Saturday.

Tuesday, June 13 - 24-hr Giveaway
Supercharge Your Kindle Sales by Nick Stephenson
This giveaway is only open to authors who submitted to the 2017 ShoreIndie Contest. It is open midnight to 11:59pm ET on June 13th.

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Wednesday, June 14 - 24-hr Giveaway
Write! distraction-free word processing software
This giveaway is only open to authors who submitted to the 2017 ShoreIndie Contest. It is open midnight to 11:59pm ET on June 14th.

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Thursday, June 15 - AskAuthor Chat at 6pm ET & 24-hr Fiction Giveaway
Join dark fantasy author Ben Galley and ShoreIndie editor Jeni Chappelle on Twitter's #AskAuthor hashtag at 6pm Thursday as Ben answers your questions about his experience as an indie author. All are welcome to join the conversation!

Ben Galley is an award-winning purveyor of dark fantasy from the UK. He is the author behind the gritty and epic Emaneska Series, a western fantasy series, The Scarlet Star Trilogy, and the new standalone The Heart of Stone.

Aside from writing and dreaming up lies to tell his readers, Ben works as a self-publishing consultant and tutor, helping fellow authors from all over the world to publish and sell books. His website will tell you all you need to know about DIY self-publishing.

Ben can be found being loquacious and attempting to be witty on various social media sites.

Connect with Ben: Website   Twitter   Facebook   Instagram   YouTube

Editor's Note: In addition to being the author of 11 books (including a graphic novel), Ben is the author of work published in Lone Wolf Anthology: A Dark Fantasy Story Collection and How to Choose a Self-Publishing Service 2016: A Writer's Guide from the Alliance of Independent Authors. His ShelfHelp site includes myriad resources for self-publishing authors, including online courses about self-publishing and book marketing. Ben's latest book, THE HEART OF STONE, was released in March 2017. Check it out on on Amazon UK or US, Kobo, Google Play, and iBooks.

Ben has also generously agreed to let us give away three (3) copies of THE HEART OF STONE (ebook). Woo hoo! Anyone can enter this giveaway. It is open from midnight to 11:59pm ET on June 15th.

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Friday, June 16 - Workshop at 8pm ET
"Selling Points: Title, Cover, Blurb, Opening Pages"
Join ShoreIndie editor Sione Aeschliman on the #ShoreIndie hashtag for a 60-minute workshop that looks at how a book's title, cover, blurb, and opening pages work together as a marketing package to grab readers' attention and get them excited about buying your book. Participants will be guided through a process of looking at a published book in their own genre before applying their analytical prowess to their own book's selling points. All authors welcome.

Saturday, June 17 - 24-hr Giveaway
30 minutes of marketing brainstorming with Cynthia T. Luna
This giveaway is only open to authors who submitted to the 2017 ShoreIndie Contest. It is open midnight to 11:59pm ET on June 17th.

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Sunday, June 18 - 24-hr Giveaway
Editor Cassandra is showing her support for the indie author community by giving away a gift certificate for $35 worth of editing services, which could cover a critique of your first ten pages or a half hour chat about your writing project or be applied toward any other editing service, such as a full manuscript critique. This giveaway is open to the entire ShoreIndie community, whether you submitted to this year's contest or no. It is open from midnight to 11:59pm ET on June 18th.

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For the full schedule of the events we have planned for the next couple of months, see the events calendar, which will be updated as needed. 

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