First Annual Marketing Contest

Contest Runs March 1st – July 30th, 2017.
Round one, March 1st – April 30th, contestants will submit a synopsis of their book and the first chapter.
Round two, May 1st – June 30th, finalists of the first round will submit their completed manuscript.
Round three, July 1st – July 30th, we will hold a personal interview and judging.
We will pick 1 author to receive the Winner’s Prize and 2 authors to receive grand prizes.
We will announce the final winners on or about August 1, 2017.
 

Winner’s Prize:

A full publishing contract with Artichoke Press ($1600 value).

  • We will proofread, edit and format your book.
    • One-on-one work with you to ensure your total satisfaction.
    • Book coaching, if needed, will allow us to increase the quality of your writing without changing your message.
    • Black and white formatting is included (color pages will cost extra).
    • Unlimited book sizes are available. If you are unsure we will put it in an 6″ x 9″ format we specialize in, known as a “Business Card Book.”
  • We will do an e-book conversion for you.
  • We will format and design your book in a Trade Paperback Format
  • We will provide a custom cover design to help ensure sales
  • We will also provide you with ten complimentary copies of your book. (Authors must be prepared to purchase their own additional copies in excess of this. We use an on-demand printer and don’t have copies on hand).
  • Artichoke Press will place a one page ad on the back inside page of your book.
  • Artichoke Press will sell your book in our online store.
  • Artichoke Press will distribute your book through Amazon and other online retailers such as Bookbub.
  • Artichoke Press will provide the ISBN assignment

Grand Prizes:

Half price publishing ($800 value)

  • We will proofread, edit and format your book.
    • One-on-one work with you to ensure your total satisfaction.
    • Book coaching, if needed, will allow us to increase the quality of your writing without changing your message.
    • Black and white formatting is included (color pages will cost extra).
    • Unlimited book sizes are available. If you are unsure we will put it in an 6″ x 9″ format we specialize in, known as a “Business Card Book.”
  • We will do an e-book conversion for you.
  • We will format and design your book in a Trade Paperback Format
  • We will provide a custom cover design to help ensure sales
  • We will also provide you with ten complimentary copies of your book. (Authors must be prepared to purchase their own additional copies in excess of this. We use an on-demand printer and don’t have copies on hand).
  • Artichoke Press will place a one page ad on the back inside page of your book.
  • Artichoke Press will sell your book in our online store.
  • Artichoke Press will distribute your book through Amazon and other online retailers such as Bookbub.
  • Artichoke Press will provide the ISBN assignment

To qualify:

  • Author must NOT have previously published ANY book in any form (i.e., serial, paperback, ebook or hardback).
  • Author must live within the United States. If you live outside this area, you will be considered, but you must be willing to tele-commute for sessions.
  • Author must have the stamina and creativity to market, thus the interview.