When taking any book- self-published or traditionally published- one has to throw lines out in many directions to try to see what takes hold, especially new authors.
So this blog began as my arena to vent the trials and tribulations, and glean encouragement and advice from others, for my significant other and I as we journeyed toward trying to take his self-published work and make it, and him, successful in the literary world.
Today we learned of one success in our efforts. I've written before about entering contests, and we entered his book in a handful.
Today we learned that his novel, Winter Games, was the Grand Prize winner in the 2009 Hollywood Book Festival. This week he will be flown out to receive his award in Hollywood at a ceremony concluding the festival.
Hopefully this opportunity will lead to connections and contacts that can land him an agent and other publishing opportunities. We shall see . . .
Ursula Le Guin
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