Enter to win a FREE 7-day cruise to
Bahamas; St. Maarten and St. Thomas
Sept. 1-7, 2007
CUSHCITY STAFF and
12+ Featured Authors
1) First Prize:
FREE accommodations for 2007 Book Club Cruise (including airfare) and complete
marketing/promotion package as Premier Author. (For author
only; additional companion must pay standard cruise
2) Runner-Up: FREE Marketing package with
Book Club Bulletin and Hot New Books home
page promotion on Cushcity.com.
1) Writer must have a debut novel, book of
poetry, or non-fiction work released within the past two (2)
years (copyright in 2005, 2006 or 2007). Author may have a
second or third published work, but debut book (ANY BOOK OF
ANY GENRE OR KIND) must have copyright in 2005, 2006 or 2007.
2) Writer must be a U.S. citizen and reside
within the contiguous United States.
3) Book must be
published in a standard, perfect-bound format.
cannot be pornographic in nature; however, erotic books with
tasteful artwork will be considered at the discretion of
5) An author may nominate him/herself
and/or be nominated by friends, family and business
associates. An individual may nominate more than one author,
but may NOT nominate the same author more than
winner of a previous Cushcity.com Best New Author Award
CANNOT be nominated; however, a finalist from a previous
Cushcity.com Best New Author Award CAN be nominated, as long as
he/she qualifies under the above five criteria.
Nominations: January 8-February 28, 2007
IN THE SUBJECT OF THE E-MAIL MESSAGE, PUT THE NAME OF
THE AUTHOR YOU WISH TO NOMINATE PLUS "BEST NEW AUTHOR
AWARD." (EXAMPLE: John Doe - Best New Author
Award). All nominations must be submitted via
e-mail. DO NOT send any attachments with your
To see the list of
current nominees, click here: http://www.cushcity.com/displaypages/nominees.htm
Authors may nominate
themselves ONE TIME ONLY, but other nominations must come from
friends, family, business associates and reading fans.
The twenty (20) authors who receive the most nominations will
be tallied and the list of 20 will be announced by March
10. Nominees will be notified via e-mail or phone.
[NOTE: If Cushcity.com does not have your author information,
you will need to contact Cushcity so we can notify you during
Voting for Top 20: March
15-April 15, 2007.
The ten (10) authors who
receive the highest number of votes AND the highest number of
books sold at Cushcity.com during the voting period will
become the ten (10) finalists. Book sales are
based on all of author’s titles, if author has published
multiple books. Finalists will be notified via e-mail or phone
by April 20. Finalists will receive a logo designation
(Finalist 2007 Cushcity.com Best New Author Award) which
they may place on their web sites.
Finalists Essay Submission:
May 1-15, 2007
The winner and runner-up
will be selected from among the ten (10) finalists based upon
the following criteria:
author of a 500-word essay titled, “Why I Became a
Writer.” Essay must be submitted between May 1-15,
2007. Ten (10) book clubs from around the country will
judge the essays and the final result will be based on votes by
the book clubs. Book clubs will be asked to select their
first, second and third place essays.
The Cushcity.com Best New Author Award
will be bestowed upon the author receiving the most combined
votes by the book clubs and the runner-up will be the author who
receives the second highest number of combined votes by the book
clubs. Winner will receive a logo designation (Winner 2007
Cushcity.com Best New Author Award) which may placed on
his/her web site.
Winner and Runner Up
Announced: June 1, 2007
The two winners will
be announced at the Cushcity.com Houston retail store on
Wednesday, June 1, 2007 and the winners will be notified via
e-mail and/or phone. Their names will be posted on the Cushcity.com web site and their promotional campaigns will
occur during the third quarter of 2007 (July-Sept).
ALL NOMINATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA E-MAIL.
FOR MORE INFO ABOUT THE
CRUISE, GO TO: http://www.cushcity.com/displaypages/2007cruise2.htm