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The Shadow Man Book Trailer Competition 2013

POSTED BY prbythebook ON January 25, 2013


Savannah author and physician Dr. Mark Murphy is announcing a web-based book trailer competition for his thriller, The Shadow Man, open to the public. First prize is $3,000.00.

The Shadow Man is a pulse-pounding novel set in Savannah following surgeon Malcolm King who is framed as a serial killer by a mysterious chameleon-like psychopath.


Trailers (1-3 minutes in length) should try and take advantage of the Savannah setting while incorporating aspects of the city that are present in the story. The iconic cover shot of the Forsyth Park Fountain at night must be incorporated into each video as well links to the author’s website and Facebook page.

The winning videos will be reviewed by Dr. Murphy, and his PR Firm, PR By The Book, (Austin, TX).  Selections will be based on creativity, originality and usability as a marketing tool.

What’s at stake:

 First place will win its team $3000; second place, $1500; and third place will win $1000.

The process:

Entrants will have the opportunity to talk with Dr. Murphy to cover questions about content, style, etc. Participants will have one month to create their entries.  The winning selections will be announced after judging, and prizes will be awarded.

All entries, both winning and non-winning, may potentially be used in the promotion of the novel.

Additional information about the novel and about Dr. Murphy can be obtained on the author website,, on the book’s Facebook page at, at the Shadow Man blog site ( and its Goodreads book site (

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Writer’s League of Texas Book Awards 2013

POSTED BY prbythebook ON January 10, 2013
Writer’s League of Texas Book Awards 2013

Hey y’all! This year, the Writers’ League of Texas Book Awards Contest will be open exclusively to authors who live in Texas.   Did you publish a book in 2011 or 2012? Do you live in the state of Texas? If your answer to both these questions is yes, we invite you to enter the […]

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The 2013 Eric Hoffer Book Award – Last Call for Entries

POSTED BY prbythebook ON January 8, 2013

Each year, independent publishers release extraordinary books to little or no recognition. The Eric Hoffer Book Award recognizes excellence in publishing. A single registration gives you six ways to win by genre, press, the Montaigne Medal, the da Vince Eye, the First Horizon Award, and the Hoffer grand prize. The least expensive way to promote […]

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Amazon Announces Sixth Annual Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

POSTED BY prbythebook ON December 20, 2012
Amazon Announces Sixth Annual Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award

   SEATTLE—December 4, 2012— today begins an exciting new chapter in the annual Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA), the contest in search of the next great voices in popular fiction.  Starting January 14, authors can enter the contest in one of five categories—general fiction, mystery/thriller, romance, science fiction/fantasy/horror, and young adult fiction—for the chance to […]

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And Our “Escape to Austin” Winner is…

POSTED BY prbythebook ON September 18, 2012

Congratulations to Julia Janak, for winning our “Escape to Austin” contest! We’ll be flying Julia to our lovely hometown of Austin, TX during the weekend of October 26th to enjoy the Texas Book Festival as a VIP. She will get to stay in-style at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Austin, and get to enjoy meals […]

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