Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Southwest Book Design Contest

Southwest Book Design & Production Awards for Excellence
Jim Mafchir, President, New Mexico Book Association:
(505) 988-7214, e-mail: westernedge@santa-fe.net.
Mail: Post Office Box 1285, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504
Office PH: (505) 231-1755, Fax: (505) 983-0899
NMBA Website: www.nmbook.org

Calling all Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah and
West Texas Publishers, Book Designers, and Authors!

Santa Fe, NM. October, 2009 -- Many contests judge books by content; few credit the look of a book. The First Annual “Southwest Book Design & Production Awards for Excellence” is looking for a few good books.
Hoping to raise the bar and set standards of book excellence, this new contest will recognize creativity and quality of book design, and production. A panel of long-standing professionals in the industry will judge the entries.
Books must be published, designed or produced in Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah or West Texas.
Entry fee is $30 first category and $15 for each additional category for NMBA members; $45 first category and $20 for each additional category for non-members—send two copies of each title submitted. There are ten categories (see brochure attached). Deadline for receipt of books, entry form and check, no later than February 15, 2010. Early Bird discount if mailed by October 31, 2009.
This contest takes to task the old adage “You can’t judge a book by its cover.” How a book looks and feels is what captures potential buyers. Having a book recognized for an award helps establish credibility among industry professionals.
Download our brochure and entry form (attached in this email), or go to www.nmbook.org. Finalists to be announced April 30, 2010.
Wouldn’t “Winner, Best Cover and Jacket Design, 2008-2009” be a nice addition to the accolades for your book?

Send books, form and fees to:

Southwest Book Design & Production Awards for Excellence
New Mexico Book Association
PO Box 1285
Santa Fe NM 87504



Connie Gotsch www.conniegotsch.com Host Write On Four Corners KSJE FM, Farmington NM www.ksje.com Author two award winning novels Snap Me a Future and A Mouthful of Shell available www.dlsijpress.com

Always in Print ‘Cuz They’re Print on Demand!

And now out! Belle’s Star,’ a youth novel from Artemesia Press at http://www.apbooks.net and amazon.com, and through your local book store.

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