Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Mystic Princesses BRAG Medallion / Giveaway

HUGE Congratulations to our Author friend,
PJ LaRue 
Illustrations by: Aristides Rodriguez
Have you ever wanted to ride a dolphin or dreamed of playing on a rainbow 
as if it were a waterslide?
How would you feel if someone tried to kidnap you, and you were forced
 to move to Hawai'i to hide and live with people you don't know?
 That happened to Harmonie.

Come meet Harmonie, her new Mystic Princess friends, 
and find out what happens when her enemies,
 the Children of Ares, find her again.

PJ's book received an Indie B.R.A.G. Medallion today! 

indieBRAG seeks to discover new and talented self-published authors!

  • According to publishing industry surveys, 8 out of 10 adults feel they have a book in them. But traditional or mainstream publishers reject all but a tiny percentage of manuscripts. Historically, this has presented a classic catch-22, in that you had to be a published author in order to get a publisher.
  • The advent of self-publishing companies and print-on-demand technology has changed this. Now anyone can publish a book and the number of books being self-published is exploding, reaching into the hundreds of thousands annually. However, there is virtually no control over what is published or by whom, and industry experts believe that up to 95% of indie books are poorly written and edited.
  • Compounding this problem, these books are rarely reviewed in The New York Times Book Review or by other leading sources. Additionally, the reviews and ratings at online booksellers are often provided by the author's friends and family, and are therefore unreliable.
  • There are professional book review services and writing competitions within the self-publishing industry that help address this problem. However, none provide an independent, broad-based and reader-centric source to advise the public which indie books merit the investment of their time and money.
  • This is precisely the reason that indieBRAG and the B.R.A.G. Medallion exist. We have brought together a global group of readers who are passionate about reading, and who love to help us discover new and talented self-published authors.
Enter a #GIVEAWAY going on til 1/31
Facebook contest going on that ends 1/31/15.
Anyone that reviews and posts into Facebook, Goodreads and Amazon
will be entered into a drawing to win a Mystic Princesses tote bag
and signed print book.