EPIC - Electronically Published Internet Connection(TM) announces the start of its international eBook competition and celebrates the award's 12th consecutive year of operation.
As Competition Chair Debi Sullivan informs, "Others try to claim they are the 'first' or 'only' eBook competition recognizing excellence in the field. Don't be fooled. EPIC's eBook Awards(TM) (formerly the EPPIES) is the longest-standing ePublishing award still in existence. Our history speaks for itself."
Over the years, EPIC(TM) has bestowed more than 350 awards in nearly 40 different categories plus awards for book cover artistry. This year's competition has over thirty categories in six divisions. Entries come from around the world, and with eBooks gaining more mainstream popularity, this number is expected to rise.
EPIC's eBook Awards(TM) is a peer-judged competition with a large percentage of judges coming from within the EPIC(TM) organization consisting of published authors and industry professionals. Guest judges, all of whom are either published authors or publishing professionals, are sometimes invited to participate.
Brief summary of competition details: Qualifying entries must be English-language electronic books released for sale between June 1, 2009 and May 31, 2010. This includes self- and subsidy-published books. Re-released books are eligible provided there is no prior history with the competition; this includes annual books (yearbooks, guides, etc.). A minimum of 10,000 words is required for entries, except for the Poetry and Children categories.
Entries may be either Single Title or Anthology. The editor or publisher must enter multi-author anthologies, while single-author anthologies may be entered by the author, editor, or publisher.
Works containing pedophilia, bestiality (not in respect to paranormal shape shifters), necrophilia, and/or snuff as acceptable sexual practices are not permitted and will be disqualified.
If you have any questions about the content of your entry, please contact Competition Chair Debi Sullivan at epic.competition.chair (at) gmail (dot) com. All correspondence must include the following in the subject line: 1. The reason for contact (e.g. entry, format, naming, payment, etc.), 2. The entrant's name, 3. The entry title. EXAMPLE: Entry - Jane Doe - The ABC Book
All other correspondence will be deleted.
Each entry must be "as the product sells." There are no limits on the number of titles that can be entered by the entrant; however, the same work may NOT be entered in more than one category. A separate entry form is required for each title and all entries and fees must be received before midnight CST (Central Standard Time/GMT -6) August 16th, 2010. The entry form can be found at http://bit.ly/EPICeBookEntry.
All entries must be submitted as an electronic PDF (non-DRM) attachment to epic.competition.entries (at) gmail (dot) com.
Official rules on how to enter EPIC's 2011 eBook Awards Competition(TM) can be found at http://www.epicauthors.com/ebookawardrules2011.html along with a complete Competition Guide and a list of Frequently Asked Questions available for download.
Debi Sullivan, EPIC(TM) Competition Chair epic.competition.chair (at) gmail (dot) com http://www.epicauthors.com/ebookawardrules2011.html
EPIC - Electronically Published Internet Connection(TM) was established in 1997 as a professional organization for published and contracted eBook and print authors. The goal of EPIC(TM) is to provide a strong voice for electronic publishing-the major publishing marketplace of the future. EPIC(TM) is non-profit and tax-exempt under 501(c)6.
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