Instant Award-Winning Author Status

Spam aimed at writers just keeps coming. This morning I saw: “BECOME AN AWARD WINNING AUTHOR!”

Here’s the full pitch:

The Crafty Possum (name changed) Book Awards Contest is now open for early registration. Enter now and save up to 25%.

* Digital e-book formats only

* No publication date requirement

* Five award levels

* 75+ categories

* Free book review with each primary category

* Win prizes valued up to $5,000!

Use the following links for more information …

The meaning of “award-winning author” just slipped several notches. My sympathy to those who’ve earned genuine awards.

To enter that “contest” regularly costs $70 — but with the amazing discount, only $50.

To be eligible, a manuscript must be converted to an e-book format (a service Crafty Possum happens to offer for “…As Low As $299!”).

The “gold medal winner” in each category receives a passel of stuff tied to Crafty Possum’s services:

* Eligible to win (my italics) 1 of 3 advanced e-book formatting and distribution packages from Crafty Sloth Media ($1,000 value)

* Eligible to win 1 of 3 pro video book trailers from Crafty Slothio

* Eligible to win 1 of 3 express author interviews on the Crafty Sloth Book Podcast on Blog Talk Radio

* 6 months promotion in our featured book section

* Online medal award ceremony

* Gold digital medal for websites and e-book covers

* Print-on-demand personalized certificate

Check your spam filters for details about prizes at the silver, bronze, wood, hay, and stubble levels.

Andy Scheer, the Guild’s Editor-in-Chief, also works as a freelance book editor and an agent with Hartline Literary.

About CWG:

For more than forty years, the Christian Writers Guild has trained people to sell their writing.

Explore to learn more about our:

● writing courses

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● webinars

● Writing for the Soul conference

● Operation First Novel contest for unpublished writers

Also, consider publishing your book through Christian Writers Guild Publishing — a unique service that combines:

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