More on the Writers of the Future sampler
The Goal: If we can get 250 reviews on the day of release, it will do nice things in the Amazon visibility algorithm, and give us a chance at driving sales up and making one of the big print bestseller lists.
WHY HAVING A PRINT BESTSELLER IS A BIG DEAL
Sales? Yes. Sales of the book pay for next year's contest to help launch the careers of another batch of new writers.
Also, this book gives us a chance at bestseller status at the beginning of our careers. That is very valuable and hard to get. Most authors never reach it until late in their careers, but once you have it, you have that title the rest of your career.
So, Why do we Think we Have a Shot at This?
Because last year's anthology did it! They made Publisher Weekly's Bestseller list!
How can I help?
Mail me for the sampler, read it, and post an honest review to Amazon on Tuesday, May 3rd.