Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Winners of the 2008 OUT of the BOX Promotion Idea Contest for Writers

TRI Studio LLC in cooperation with Authors’ Coalition announces the winners of The 2008 Out of the Box Promotion Contest for Writers, in an e-book that publishes their winning ideas.

Margot Finke at Margot Finke's Books for Kids blog garnered honorable mention along with other honorable authors Mindy P. Lawrence, Dorothea Buckingham, Nikki Leigh, Karina Fabian and Jessica Kennedy.

The top winners include promotional experts Janet Elaine Smith, Allyn Evans, Phil Harris and Billie Williams.

Ideas range from a Book-of-the-Week Club that partners the publisher and author with an Internet radio program, to an Amazon Tour Group, a Video Tour Group, and an idea that allows readers to watch the progress as an author writes a book.

This valuable e-book is available for a free download from TRI studios and Authors' Coalition AND from me. Click HERE to download.

Also go over to Margot's blog here and read in more detail about Carolyn Howard-Johnson, TRI Studio LLC and The Fiction Flyer, a free ezine for readers and writers of (you got it) Fiction.

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  1. Thanks for including this e-book in your blog!

    Carolyn Howard-Johnson and Kathe Gogolewski did a great job with this e-book.

    Of course I am a little biased since my idea is included! :)

    Allyn Evans

  2. Wow!

    Congratulations to all the winners and honorable mentions.

    That's terrific!

    Suzanne Lieurance
    The Working Writer's Coach
    "When Your Pen Won't Budge, Read The Morning Nudge"

  3. Margot Finke'e idea is awesome! We were very pleased with the response to this contest and hope to have more - probably six months or so from now. Technology is always changing, which allows us to create new ways to promote all the time. Keeps it interesting!
    Kathe Gogolewski

  4. Allyn, I can hardly wait to read your idea in the eBook.

  5. Kathe, this contest was really exciting and informative. Thanks to all who put it out there.

    Writers need all the help they can get with promotion ideas. Thank you.

  6. Carma, thank you for entering this contest. I know that the e-book Kathe produced (it's full of the the winners' great promotion ideas!) will benefit writers everywhere. I am so proud to have been a judge. I hope your readers will check out the other ways I work with writers at

    Carolyn Howard-Johnson
    Blogging at and