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By Simon Denman in collaboration with Conrad Murray at Bookbzz.com17 comments
Readers In The Know is pleased to link up with book recommendations site Bookbzz.com which is currently promoting a "Prize Writer Competition" where authors in 11 categories get the chance to win a Prize Pool and scoop a substantial winning purse.
Entries to this book competition cost $25 per book, but all entry fees are added to a prize-fund which is divided solely between the winners. And to get things started, bookbzz.com have added $1000 dollars to the stakes.
A few days after launch the current prize fund already stands at $2500, but that is expected to expand substantially between now and the closing day for entries on 15th January 2015.
To enter, you must first list your book on bookbzz.com (which is free).
But members of Readers In The Know will get their free listings upgraded to "enhanced" (saving $15) by entering the following coupon code for any entry made before midnight on December 9th 2014.
Enhanced listings qualify for front page and feature pages display and appear higher in searches on the bookbzz.com website.
For full details of the entry categories, how it works, and how to enter, visit bookbzz.com/bee-bookbzz-com-prize-writer
Don't forget to copy and paste your free "enhanced listing" code:
#RiTK05-09/12/14 to get your free bookbzz.com listing upgrade.
If you have any questions about the competition or entry rules please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
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