#Contest for Authors #BaBB

#Contest for Authors #BaBB

For 10 days, Badass Book Society is running their quarterly contest to give a 1-year membership to a Badass Author. This also serves to announce two new programs they will be implementing; inclusion in the quarterly Badass Sampler Anthologies and  a new book-specific audio/visual short ‘podcast’ that will help promote each book the author has and will be shared and marketed to national media programmers.

During the running time of the contest, the normal application process is suspended and anyone is eligible for membership. Also, anyone who wants to purchase a membership now is automatically entered in the drawing to have their next year’s membership fee waived. (If you chose to purchase membership now and be entered in the drawing for a 2-for-1 opportunity, do so on the Google Form at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1M9fDqfk5S6XpUGvuRIKpsm8CsKZiu-9c9qJ-QxiJaaQ/viewform )

Nominate yourself or your favorite Indie Author for a chance to win a 1-year membership to Badass Book Society.

What Do They Get?

  • A Badass Author Page listing their bio, author photo/headshot, linked to their website, blog and social media portals. Book covers are also shown, split into series if applicable.
  • A page for each book showing the cover, the description, Goodreads link as well as purchase links for the retailers including Amazon, Audible, B&N, iTunes, Kobo and any others.
  • Each book listed on the Badass Book Page as well as the author’s page.
  • 12 months of random social media posts promoting each book as well as them as an author
  • Facebook, Instagram, 6+ Twitter accounts, Pinterest, Google+
  • Opportunity to appear on Badass Books ‘n’ Booze – an author specific podcast or Badass Pub – the indie publishing & writing podcast.
  • Audio/video podcast ‘short’ focused on each book of the author’s
  • Inclusion in a quarterly sampler anthology of full-length novels.

Value of up to $75.00

Drawing will be held on Random.org at 8pmCST on July 8th, 2016

To Enter:

  • Comment with the author page link
  • Like this post
  • Like Badass Book Society on FB
  • Tag an author
  • Share the post as many times as you would like.

**Facebook is not responsible for the contest/giveaway. Prize is the responsibility of Badass Book Society only.

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Badass Book Society is Now Taking Applications #BaBB

Badass Book Society is now taking applications for Badass Professionals.

Are you a Badass Professional? Have you been working with authors in the Indie Publishing world for longer than 2 years? Can you provide at least 4 references from authors or publishers attesting to your work? Do you frequently help other individuals that are not your client for the benefit of the industry? Are you willing to give a discount to Badass Book Society Members? If you answered yes to these questions, you are just the type of Badass Indie Publishing Professional Badass Book Society is looking for.

Badass Book Society is looking for Indie Publishing Professionals in the following areas:

  • Cover Design
  • Editing
  • Translation
  • Interior & Formatting Layout Design
  • Personal Assistants
  • PR & Marketing
  • Publishing Consultants
  • Publishing/Book Packagers
  • Tour Coordinators

Other ‘divisions’ will be handled and added as the need arises. If you are knowledgeable, ethical, and have clients that can give you a recommendation contact Badass Book Society. If you would like to recommend a professional you have worked with, let Badass Book Society know and have the professional contact BaBS.

Benefits of Membership

  • Access to private professional only and author/professional forums
  • Opportunity to be on at least 1 podcast at least once annually. Podcasts will be perpetually available and promoted indefinitely.
  • Benefit from Badass Book Society Marketing & PR blitzes.
  • Professional landing page with information about your service/company/history, logo, social media contacts, listing of services, examples of work (if possible with image) as well as up to 4 testimonials from happy clients.
  • BadassBookSociety.com email address
  • Additional benefits are in the planning stages and will be announced soon.

About Badass Book Society

Over the course of several weeks—months, actually—an editor, cover designer, author, publishing consultant, and blogger all hung out and discussed what was going on in the Indie publishing arena. Tales of individuals marketing themselves as editors without even a moderate understanding of grammar rules, blog tours with absolutely zero engagement and planning, embarrassing covers, formatting that was a jumbled mess, and authors who brow-beat reviewers for poor reviews were just a few of the things discussed with this Publishing Round-table.

It’s Alive! It’s Alive!

These individuals decided they wanted readers to have a place where they were guaranteed a Badass Reading experience. A place where the reader could be sure the book they purchased was professionally written, edited, formatted, covered, and promoted. So, Badass Book Society was born.

It’s Alive! It’s Alive!

Then we started thinking…What constitutes a Badass Author? Is it an author who has a large following on social media? An author who consistently hits the Best Seller list (or says they do, anyway)? Or is a Badass Author an author who takes their writing and publishing seriously? Someone who pays or barters for editing, formatting, covers, promotion. You know, someone who puts their money where their mouth is.

It’s Alive! It’s Alive!

While these professionals were sitting around brainstorming, the idea of having a directory, of sorts, to list reputable Indie publishing professionals started to take hold. What if we could list Badass Professionals who went above and beyond for their authors? What if we listed those Professionals who had the experience, knowledge, and originality to always produce stellar results? So, Badass Professionals was born.

A call for Badass Authors is imminent but you can find out more about becoming a Badass Author at http://smarturl.it/BaBS-AutApp

For More Information:

Example of Professional’s Landing Page: http://smarturl.it/BaBS-EBB
Pricing: http://smarturl.it/BaBS-ProApp
Email: HBIC@BadassBookSociety.com