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.
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