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Choose One FREE Book for a Chance to WIN $100,000 in Calgary!

Another little teaser. Full contest details will appear here soon: polishedpublishinggroup.eventbrite.ca

 

[You Could Win!] Contests for Writers and Authors

For several years, Polished Publishing Group (PPG) has run annual contests to offer free book publishing deals, conversion services, marketing packages, and publicity campaigns for aspiring and established authors around the world. Our goal has been to help you enjoy more success with your ebook, audiobook, paperback, and hardcover book projects.

In 2018, Polished Publishing Group (PPG) will focus on rewarding our local authors!

Calgary and area authors, you are invited to visit our Eventbrite page to check out a new contest for 2018 very soon. Just for entering this contest, you’ll be given one of these two books for free along with a chance to win $100,000!

More details will follow on our EventBrite page very soon! Be sure to visit us there!

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Why is Blogging Important for Your Book Business?

Making the most of your book sales and marketing efforts should be one of the things you work to achieve daily. But it doesn’t take a lot of time, I promise! Only one hour per day, six days per week can do the trick. The key to your success will depend on the amount of traffic you receive, and one of the ideal ways to attract more traffic is by blogging more. Taking the time to get the information out about what you have to offer others is the goal. By knowing some of the reasons blogging is so critical to your business as an author, this may encourage you to do more of it.

Get Attention

Working to get more visitors to your blog site will take the right strategy. This means creating content that is easy to read and provides useful information to the readers who are interested in your particular topic matter. The good news is that people are looking for your topic matter all the time, and they’ll pay money for it. Regular and consistent blogging can help you to reach more and more of these people (a.k.a. your target market) by improving your blog’s SEO with the major search engines, thus making it easier for them to find you. An effective blog entry that shows people you’re a viable source of helpful information can lead to them searching for—and buying!—your book from popular e-commerce sites and/or “bricks and mortar” bookstores.




Get the Word Out to Impulse Buyers

Do you have a special promotion or contest going on that can increase interest in your book right now? If not, create one and blog about it! Because taking the time to do this could help you to increase your book’s sales potential in a dramatic way. Contests appeal to impulse buyers who may not have realized they were in the market for your book until they had that little extra incentive put right in front of their eyes. But your contest has to be appealing, of course. It has to offer a really attractive prize in order to draw lots of attention. Click on the above link for a great idea that will surely get your creative juices flowing on what sort of contest you can use to promote your own book.

Build Trust With Your Blog

I’ve said it many times before, but it’s worth repeating: one of the best ways to grow your online book sales and marketing business is blogging. Doing so allows your readers to learn more about you, as an author, while helping you get the word out about your book(s). However, you’ll need to gain the trust of your readers before they’ll spread the word for you. That’s one of the greatest the keys to successful blogging. Take some time out of your day today and listen to this blogging expert tell you how to get people to trust you so you can gain more readership and sell more books in the long run.

Update Your Blog Often

One thing you’ll want to do to ensure more success with your blogs is to write new posts frequently. This helps build reader confidence.

It’s ideal to blog at least twice per week. That’s it. Two posts per week. Two hours per post.




In other words, you need only dedicate four hours per week toward writing and posting two 500-word blog entries. Then spend another two hours per week toward effectively sharing those blog entries (and various other posts) online via social media. That’s just six hours per week … which may translate into one hour per day, six days per week

Blogging can help authors in a number of ways. Simply take the time to get started with it. Today!

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PPG’s 2014 Book Publishing Contest for Canadian Kids!


Download a printable PDF of these contest rules here
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PPG is a professional book publisher dedicated to serving serious-minded authors around the world. Visit our group of websites today:

PPG Book Publishing Website: http://www.polishedpublishinggroup.com/
PPG Publisher’s Blog: http://blog.polishedpublishinggroup.com/

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You Could Win a Free Publishing Package in 2013!


Download the hyperlinked, printable .PDF version of these
contest rules here
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Remember to send us your contact info at http://ow.ly/g3CDo so we can verify your entry into the contest!

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PPG is a professional book publisher dedicated to serving serious-minded authors around the world. Visit our group of websites today:

PPG Book Publishing Website: http://www.polishedpublishinggroup.com/
PPG Publisher’s Blog: http://blog.polishedpublishinggroup.com/

As a user of this website, you are authorized only to view, copy, print, and distribute the documents on this website so long as: one (1) the document is used for informational purposes only; and two (2) any copy of the document (or portion thereof) includes the following copyright notice: Copyright © 2009 to [current year] Polished Publishing Group (PPG). All rights reserved.



You could win $100,000 in 2012!


Presents the
Ultimate Visible Vault Challenge


Who has a chance to win?

1. Anyone who refers another person to the Polished Publishing Group (PPG) Facebook Page, which results in that person “liking” the page and purchasing one of PPG’s preset or customized book publishing packages between January 1st and December 1st, 2012, will qualify for three chances to win*…†

2. Anyone who “likes” the PPG Facebook Page and purchases one of PPG’s preset or customized book publishing packages between January 1st and December 1st, 2012, will qualify for five chances to win…†

3. Any published PPG author who “likes” the PPG Facebook Page and sells 50 (fifty) or more consignment copies of his or her PPG paperback book at a bookstore signing held between January 1st and December 1st, 2012, will qualify for two chances to winۆ

Contest Rules:

Ultimate Visible Vault Challenge™, presented by PPG, will take place on Sunday, December 16th, 2012, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The exact time and location will be announced on PPG’s Facebook page closer to the date. Keep watching the page!

Contestants must be 18+ years old in order to participate in this challenge. All PPG employees (contract, part-time, full-time) and their family members are excluded from participating.

Qualified contestants need not be present on the challenge date in order to input their own random five-digit code(s) into the visible vault terminal for a chance to win. PPG can input their codes on their behalves. The first correct five-digit code to be input into the visible vault will win the insured prize of $100,000. (Only one person can win. Odds of winning are one in 100,000.)

The correct secret five-digit code will be revealed on PPG’s Facebook Page on Monday, December 17th, 2012, in the event that no winner is announced on Sunday, December 16th, 2012.

All authors who wish to publish their book(s) with PPG must meet all the criteria as set out on PPG’s Publishing Agreement webpage on the main website (i.e. must have a Canadian street address in order to qualify for a Canadian ISBN number; must agree to have the book professionally copy edited, graphically designed, proofread, etc, by a PPG-designated professional). For more details on PPG’s preset and customizable book publishing packages, please refer to PPG’s Services webpage on the main website.

* Limit one referral per publishing package purchased. The author purchasing the publishing package must provide the referrer’s name and email address at the time of purchase in order for the referral to qualify. Authors/purchasers can refer themselves.

… A cancellation of the publishing package at any time in 2012 automatically negates all chances to win by the referrer and the author/purchaser.

Û Open to all PPG authors regardless of what year they published their book(s) with PPG. Each author must sell all 50 (fifty) or more consignment copies of his or her paperback book in one single day at a Canadian bookstore of his or her choice. A scanned copy of the paid consignment invoice and receipt must be forwarded to publishingservices@polishedpublishinggroup.com before Friday, December 14, 2012, as proof of the sale to qualify.

† To “like” the PPG Facebook Page, click on the  button and become a fan of PPG on Facebook!

Download a printable PDF of these contest rules here.

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PPG is a professional book publisher dedicated to serving serious-minded authors around the world. Visit our group of websites today:

PPG Book Publishing Website: http://www.polishedpublishinggroup.com/
PPG Publisher’s Blog: http://blog.polishedpublishinggroup.com/

As a user of this website, you are authorized only to view, copy, print, and distribute the documents on this website so long as: one (1) the document is used for informational purposes only; and two (2) any copy of the document (or portion thereof) includes the following copyright notice: Copyright © 2009 to [current year] Polished Publishing Group (PPG). All rights reserved.