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Thread: Bookstores Without Borders / Lyra Independent Fiction Contest

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    That door could be a time portal... Deb Kinnard's Avatar
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    Bookstores Without Borders / Lyra Independent Fiction Contest

    So I get an e-mail about "Bookstores Without Borders" holding a contest, deadline 12/31, for "best indie book." I searched the threads for a B&BC discussion about this group or site and found nothing. Advanced Google also brought me no information whatever.

    Anyone familiar with this? Up-and-up, or scam?

    Thoughts? Mods, please forgive and merge if there is an existing thread I simply couldn't locate.
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    Adding link: http://www.bookstorewithoutborders.com/

    Also, they have this language on their home page which...dissuades me:

    We provide proven marketing strategies for independent authors. As eBook marketing specialists BWB focuses on author websites, book cover design and SEO marketing. BWB takes no commissions from book sales and provide a full array of proven marketing opportunities for every book we sell.

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    A good rule of thumb is to only enter contests you've heard of, or whose winning books you've heard of/and or bought.

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    Ah. I normally don't enter contests at all, but this one made me curious. Thanks, all.
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    Who are the judges? We don't know, because "the identity of the judges is confidential".

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