Knol and Dummies.com Announce the 'Knol for Dummies.com' Contest

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Knols to be published on Dummies.com®.

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more than a publishing phenomenon, but a sign of the times

For Dummies®, a branded imprint of Wiley Publishing, Inc., announced today a competition to discover the next how-to experts, who will have the opportunity to be published on Dummies.com. Co-sponsored by Knol, a new tool from Google, and Dummies.com, the Knol for Dummies.com contest invites contestants to submit how-to articles on their areas of expertise and interest.

Submissions are open today through March 23, 2009 at http://www.google.com/landing/knolfordummies/. As with other knol articles, contestants may choose any subject and write about it as they see fit - through text, photos, and almost any other type of media.

Winners of the Knol for Dummies.com contest will be selected by Dummies.com and Knol and announced on May 8. Five finalists will have the opportunity to have their how-to articles featured on Dummies.com, including one grand prize winner who will also receive a cash prize of $1,000.

The New Dummies.com

Earlier this month, Dummies.com relaunched its website to unveil a robust offering of free how-to videos, knowledgeable bloggers, photo step-by-steps, and expanded instructional articles. As with the trusted For Dummies book series, Dummies.com enlists proven experts to distill complex subjects into concise, jargon-free steps that make learning how to do anything easier.

Now with an updated user interface with easier access to an expanded selection of free content, the relaunched Dummies.com boasts a comprehensive offering of interactive tutorials to suit every learning style, including:

  • How-to videos
  • Articles written by experts in their fields
  • Blogs from bestselling For Dummies authors
  • Photo step-by-steps that illustrate how to complete projects simply
  • A selection of topical newsletters
  • Sweepstakes with premium prizes

Click here to explore http://www.dummies.com/Section/Explore-Dummies-com-How-To-Series.id-352013.html.

About For Dummies®:
With near universal name recognition, more than 200 million copies printed, and over 1000 topics, For Dummies is the world's bestselling reference series. With loyal customers around the globe, For Dummies enriches people's lives by making knowledge accessible in a fun and easy way. Described by the New York Times as "more than a publishing phenomenon, but a sign of the times," For Dummies span every section of the bookstore, covering everything from health to history, music to math, sports to self-help, technology to travel, and more. The For Dummies brand has expanded into new products and categories with an extensive licensed product line, including fitness and hobby DVDs, grilling kits, business software, cleaning products, automotive kits, craft kits, and apparel. For more information, visit Dummies.com. For Dummies is a branded imprint of Wiley.

About Wiley:
Founded in 1807, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., provides must-have content and services to customers worldwide. Its core businesses include scientific, technical, and medical journals, encyclopedias, books, and online products and services; professional and consumer books and subscription services; and educational materials for undergraduate and graduate students and lifelong learners. Wiley has publishing, marketing, and distribution centers in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols JWa and JWb. For more information about Wiley, visit http://www.wiley.com.

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