UP Authors Announces Winners in Latest Challenge!

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UP Authors Announces Winners in Latest Challenge!

Sarasota, FL~ In addition to providing FREE advice on marketing and selling books, UP Authors hosts contests and challenges every year to give authors a chance to promote their books and propel their career to the next level. This year, UP Authors held a challenge for the Best First Chapter and Best Book Cover.

“Each year the competition is getting better and better,” says Ron Knight, co-founder of UP Authors. “There’s so many talented authors that have gone on their own and truly deserve to be read by millions. That’s our goal at UP Authors…to expose talented authors to the world.”

In the First Chapter category, judges from UP Authors considered the length of the chapter along with it being intriguing, smooth flow, and excellent writing mechanics. The winners were:

5th Place: Silver Bound, by Holly Rutan. http://www.amazon.com/Silver-Bound-Holly-Rutan-ebook/dp/B00JGCEZ0E

“Holly Rutan’s stories are smart, accomplished, and notches above any other books in her genre. Pure genius!” ~ UP Authors

4th Place: Eye of the Draco: Darkfall, by Kadin Seton http://www.amazon.com/Darkfall-Eye-Draco-Kadin-Seton-ebook/dp/B00G6QA2PA

“Kadin Seton is one of the finest author’s we’ve read in a long time with characters that produce an amazing tale!” ~ UP Authors

3rd Place: Betrayal, by Barbara Griffin Billig www.barbarbillig.com

“Barbara Griffin Billig excels in writing where most authors fail. Her style is sleek, fast, and utterly gripping.” ~ UP Authors

2nd Place: Fire and Ice, by Michele Barrow-Belisle http://www.amazon.com/Fire-Ice-Faerie-Song-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00DRV2KXY

“Michele Barrow-Belisle’s characters are more satisfying than the best of human emotions. Her stories are bound to attract new readers, so sit back and enjoy!” ~ UP Authors

1st Place: Noir Town, by Will Matlack http://amzn.to/1jwSMgq

“Will Matlack writes with a cinematic feel, combining knowledge of humanity with master of storytelling.” ~ UP Authors

In the second category, Best Cover, the authors were judged on layout, color theory, typography, and hook. The winners were:

5th Place: (Three-way tie for 5th place!)

Dark Solus An Assassin’s Tale, by David Crawford http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Solus-An-Assassins-Tale/dp/160911339X

“David Crawford’s writing is absorbing and perfect for those that appreciate a truly spellbinding story.” ~ UP Authors

A Grave Danger, by Tara Rose http://tararosewriter.blogspot.com/

“Tara Rose’s stories will lure you from the first sentence with absorbing details and genius characters that will have you begging to read more.” ~ UP Authors 

Bright Star, Night Star, by Karl Beckstrand http://www.amazon.com/Bright-Star-Night-Astronomy-Story/dp/0615856152

“Karl Beckstrand guides readers into a world that is eye-opening and page-turning!” ~ UP Authors

4th Place: Noir Town, by Will Matlack http://amzn.to/1jwSMgq

3rd Place: Eye of the Draco: Darkfall, by Kadin Seton http://www.amazon.com/Darkfall-Eye-Draco-Kadin-Seton-ebook/dp/B00G6QA2PA

2nd Place: Silver Bound, by Holly Rutan. http://www.amazon.com/Silver-Bound-Holly-Rutan-ebook/dp/B00JGCEZ0E

1st Place: Fire and Ice, by Michele Barrow-Belisle http://www.amazon.com/Fire-Ice-Faerie-Song-Trilogy-ebook/dp/B00DRV2KXY

It wasn’t a surprise that several authors made both lists. “Authors with amazing talent pay attention to every detail of their books which includes writing, book cover, and marketing.”

Make sure to visit UP Authors for helpful blogs along with a monthly newsletter that will give you added marketing tips. www.upauthors.com

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