Fearless Books Contest Will Award Publishing Contract for Best “Great Idea”

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A noted independent publisher is seeking a "Great Idea" for a contest that awards a cooperative publishing contract to the book concept with the great publication potential.

Fearless Books, a well-respected independent publisher in business since 1997, has launched a “Great Idea” contest that will award a cooperative publishing contract to the writer who submits a book idea with the greatest publication potential by December 31, 2010. Entries can be made online at http://www.fearlessbooks.com/GreatIdea.htm.

Besides publishing founder D. Patrick Miller’s own works and providing expert publishing advice to hundreds of other writers, Fearless Books is an “incubation house” for book projects with major potential that will benefit from skilled editorial shaping and a customized small-press launch. In 2003, Fearless launched THE DISAPPEARANCE OF THE UNIVERSE by then-unknown and unpublished author Gary Renard. After selling 25,000 copies under the Fearless imprint in one year, the title was licensed to Hay House and now has over 200,000 copies in print worldwide. On September 1 of this year, Fearless released its second incubation project, Elizabeth’s Griffin’s A TASTE OF GRACE: Meditations and Recipes for a Fulfilling Life (http://www.fearlessbooks.com/Taste.htm) with the tagline “If you loved Eat Pray Love, you’ll be enlightened by A Taste of Grace.” Miller expects to move this title to a larger publisher within the next 18 months, and inquiries from other publishers are welcome.

For the new contest, the “Great Idea Review” service provided by Fearless Literary Services has been discounted from $95 to $65 and linked to a competition that will award a free cooperative publishing contract for the best book idea submitted by the end of the year. “A cooperative publishing contract usually means that the writer funds part of the publication costs,” explains Miller. “For the winning Great Idea book, my normal charges for editing, design, and production will be charged against the author’s royalty account, but otherwise there will be no upfront charges besides the entry fee. My aim is to find a very promising project that will benefit from a customized Fearless launch that helps it catch the eye of a bigger house.” All ideas submitted will receive a personal assessment from Miller himself, a noted seven-title author who has written and edited books for a host of publishers including Tarcher/Penguin, Viking, Holt, Doubleday, Crown, Wiley, Hay House, and Hampton Roads, besides running his own firm for over a decade.

Details of the Great Idea contest are online at http://www.fearlessbooks.com/GreatIdea.htm.

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