Amazon contest for new authors

Think you have the next big novel? So do the hundreds of writers vying in a contest at Amazon.com. The online retailer and some of its most prolific reviewers have picked 836 semifinalists from 5,000 entries to compete for a coveted book deal with Penguin Group, including a $25,000 advance. Now, Amazon hopes readers will […]

Think you have the next big novel? So do the hundreds of writers vying in a contest at Amazon.com.

The online retailer and some of its most prolific reviewers have picked 836 semifinalists from 5,000 entries to compete for a coveted book deal with Penguin Group, including a $25,000 advance.

Now, Amazon hopes readers will download excerpts of the semifinalist entries and help rate and review them. Penguin editors will consider the comments when picking 10 finalists by March 3. A winner will be announced April 7.

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