It used to be that writers needed the deep wallets and promotional resources of big publishing houses to get noticed. Those days are long gone: DIY publishing
is a way for writers to reach their audience without sacrificing the integrity of their work, or selling to the big companies.
Even with new technologies making it possible to reach potential readers, sales of self-published books still fall far behind those of traditional ones. The DIY Book Festival is designed to spotlight exceptional books in the self-published area. They are now accepting entries for the 2008 contest
, which will take place in February 2009 at the DIY Convention in LA
With 18 categories in all, there is surely a place where your work will fit. While the grand prize of $1500 is something, I'm sure the publicity and recognition of your book will pay off in even greater numbers. Along with winners for each category, they will choose a book
design of the year, author of the year, and publisher of the year. Look through the full contest details
for all your entry guidelines and award specifications, then download your entry form here