Wednesday, February 24, 2021

A Shout Out to Newbies and Published Authors Alike

TALES2INSPIRE® 
an "AUTHORS HELPING AUTHORS" PROJECT/CONTEST

Tales2Inspire® is a project I created nine years ago with two missions in mind. The first was to seek out stories to spread some good news. But as a retired educator and author, I had a second mission in mind. I wanted to give talented writers with an inspiring story to share an opportunity to make their voices heard. With the help of some prominent author advocates, word continued to spread. Accomplished authors and talented newbies alike have grabbed the opportunity. Why not? It’s FREE to enter and gives winners one more respected notch in their platform building belts.

Has the word FREE popped out at you yet? For one thing it is Free to enter this contest. 
For another, you can get a Free sampler of six Tales2Inspire published stories simply by going to www.tales2inspire.com/gifts. Not only will you enjoy these stories, but it will be really helpful for those entering this project/contest to read a few stories that have won past Tales2Inspire® awards.

Whether you are new to Tales2Inspire® or have been with us before, a quick review of our Contest Guidelines will help you succeed, so be sure to follow the step-by-step instructions below.




GUIDELINES


* For guidelines on writing a winning story, CLICK HERE.

* To learn how to submit a story, CLICK HERE.

* To learn about winner rewards – What’s In it For You – CLICK HERE.

To learn how stories are judged and how authors become part of that processCLICK HERE.

* For post-judging editing support, CLICK HERE.




Don't forget,Tales2Inspire newcomers, download your FREE Tales2Inspire® sampler now. Not only is it a treat to read these inspiring stories, but it will give you a great idea of the type stories we like to publish.




TESTIMONIALS



Rod DiGruttolo, Sarasota, Fl.

Tales2Inspire is unique in that all those entering a 'tale' for consideration, have an opportunity to grow as authors. While there are winners in the entries, there are no losers.while Lois provides every author with the opportunity to see our work through other authors' eyes. By inspiring us toward writing mastery, she helps us inspire others.

 Starling Hiraldo, Lawrence, Mass.

Working with Lois has been one of the most eye-opening and rewording experiences of my life. I have learned to be grateful for human interaction and the importance of sharing stories with communities across the globe.


Claudia Domb, Smithtown, NY

Anonymously critiquing the work of three of my peers sharpened my critical thinking skills. In turn, having my story judged by three other authors was helpful to me. Being open to change can make for positive results, helping to polish an already great story to near perfect results.


MORE ABOUT LOIS' TALES2INSPIRE PROJECT




Tales2Inspire® 
delivers exactly what it promises as both an ‘Authors Helping Authors’ project and a contest. Winners get their stories published in print, e-book and some even in video formats, with their names, headshot photos, and mini-autobiographies included. Then I spread the word about the winners and their stories on my blog, social media and monthly newsletters. FREE to enter, this is a great competition for talented newbies and seasoned authors alike. 


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MORE ABOUT THIS  NEW BOOK REVIEW BLOG AND GETTING REVIEWS

 The New Book Review is blogged by Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers. Of particular interest to readers of this blog is her most recent How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically (http://bit.ly/GreatBkReviews ) that covers 325 jam-packed pages covering everithing from Amazon vine to writing reviews for profit and promotion. Reviewers will have a special interest in the chapter on how to make reviewing pay, either as way to market their own books or as a career path--ethically!

This blog is a free service offered to those who want to encourage the reading of books they love. That includes authors who want to share their favorite reviews, reviewers who'd like to see their reviews get more exposure, and readers who want to shout out praise of books they've read. Please see submission guidelines on the left of this page. Reviews and essays are indexed by genre, reviewer names, and review sites. Writers will find the search engine handy for gleaning the names of small publishers. Find other writer-related blogs at Sharing with Writers and The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor.


More About #TheNewBookReview Blog The New Book Review is blogged by Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers. Authors, readers, publishers, and reviewers may republish their favorite reviews of books they want to share with others. That includes authors who want to share their favorite reviews, reviewers who'd like to see their reviews get more exposure, and readers who want to shout out praise of books they've read and love. Please see submission guidelines in a tab at the top of this blog's home page or go directly to the submission guidelines at http://bit.ly/ThePlacetoRecycleBookReviews or to the guideline tab at the top of the home page of this blog. Authors and publishers who do not yet have reviews or want more may use Lois W. Stern's "Authors Helping Authors" service for requesting reviews. Find her guidelines in a tab at the top of the home page, too. Carolyn Wilhelm is our IT expert, an award-winning author, a veteran educator and also contributes reviews and posts on other topics related to books. Reviews, interviews, and articles on this blog are indexed by genre, reviewers' names, and review sites so #TheNewBookReview may be used as a resource for most anyone in the publishing industry. As an example, writers will find this blog's search engine handy for gleaning the names of small publishers. Find other writer-related blogs at Sharing with Writers and The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor. #TheFrugalbookPromoter, #CarolynHowardJohnson, #TheNewBookReview, #TheFrugalEditor, #SharingwithWriters, #reading #BookReviews #GreatBkReviews #BookMarketing

2 comments:

Alice said...

Getting reviews is very difficult for an Indie author. https://usbookreviews.com/ is an affordable service to get high-quality reviews and gain visibility for your book.

Lois W. Stern said...

It certainly is difficult for Indie authors to get reviews for their books, no doubt about it. That is why we have to work together, catching the "Authors Helping Authors" spirit, and lend a helping hand. But the payback from that effort is often huge! You can use a tagline after your review to help readers know whot you are. And authors remember reviewers and tend to help them in return. I remember each of the people who took the time to post a review for one of my Tales2@Inspire books.