The Backword Books Contest: Win 7 Books by Backword Authors!

Welcome to the Backword Books contest.

Grand Prize: A package of seven books by Backword authors: Homefront by Kristen Tsetsi, Spam & Eggs by Andrew Kent, The Brightest Moon of the Century by Christopher Meeks, Threshold by Bonnie Kozek, Broken Bulbs by Eddie Wright, Waiting for Spring by RJ Keller, and North of Sunset by Henry Baum.

Second Prize: 7 different entrants get one book each.

The rules: We want to hear your thoughts about self-publishing in a blog post. What is your general opinion of it? How likely are you to do it?  Do you think it will change the face of publishing in the future? That sort of thing.  The drawbacks of self-publishing are welcome as well – if you don’t like it, you don’t like it. But include your reasoning, while keeping in mind that a scathing attack on self-publishing probably isn’t going to do it for us.  You know…just keep it polite.

The main requirements for the contest are:

1. The post links back to, as well as the URL for this contest. If you don’t have a blog, you can post it as a note on your facebook page. Or MySpace, if you’re on MySpace.

2.  We’d also like to hear which book you’d most like to receive from our list – perhaps where you heard about the book first and why it interests you. This will help us choose where to send books for second prize winners.

Please let us know of your entry because we want to compile them all in one place. We’ll judge entries based on…well, purely subjectively: what we think is a good, well-reasoned post.  We hope it’s a good way to get a discussion about self-publishing spreading throughout the blogosphere.

Deadline for the contest is September 30.  Please send links to contest entries to:

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Thanks, good luck, and have fun!

The authors of Backword Books


The Backword Book Contest- My Entry from To Write and Publish . . .

I Dreamed a Dream of Being Published from Ask the Publishing Guru

Chalk, Newspapers, and Oblivion – Further Thoughts on Self-Publishing from The Write Rants

Self Publishing: Round Three from Write Naked

Hit & Miss World of Self-Publishing from

Self-Publishing? from Don’t Publish Me!

My thoughts about self-publishing from the Amazon Self-Publishing Community forum

The Future of Self-Publishing from Open Salon

Self-Publishing: Democratizing and Very Punk Rock from Davey G. Blog

Self-Publishing: Are you shooting yourself in the foot? from Virginia Lee: Free

The Future of Self from Higher Ed/

Self-Publishing and Me from Ditchwalk

Two Kinds of Self-Publishers – Which One Are You? from Marin Bookworks

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3 Responses to The Backword Books Contest: Win 7 Books by Backword Authors!

  1. Alan says:

    “What will self-publishing look 25 years from now, 50 years from now?”

    You’ve missed out “like” from the above sentence I think. Otherwise, great idea – I’m guessing it has to be a new post? We can’t nominate posts we’ve already blogged?

  2. Henry Baum says:

    Thanks, fixed! You can repost an older piece with a linkback to Backword and requirement #2. I think that’ll work.

  3. Gel Pen %0A says:

    last time, i joined a writing contests on the internet and i won a small price for writing a nice piece of writing *;*

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