The Amazon Kindle links on this page are the ones that carry no price information.
Please click on the above links for some useful, budget-priced guides by the well-known former writing contests' Judge with over 60 years experience, John Howard Reid. We particularly recommend "7 Solid Roads To Writing Success", which will be available FREE at Amazon on December 7 and 8, 2013; and January 4, 2014. We also recommend "Poetry Pitfalls". This essential 99 cents guide will be available from Amazon FREE on December 7, 2013.
Another useful little e-booklet, "Correct Writing Formats for Contests and Publishers", will also be available free of charge on selected Saturdays and Sundays, namely December 7 and 8, 2013; and January 11, 2014.
Finally, we recommend "How Writers Win Favor with Judges and Editors". This will also be FREE at Amazon Kindle on selected Saturdays and Sundays, namely December 7 and 8, 2013; and January 4, 2014.. Normal price: 99 cents.
"Nibbles of Nonsense Hilarious Comic Verse" will be FREE on selected Saturdays and Sundays in 2013, namely December 14 and 15.
By way of contrast, JHR's own latest writing guide is "How NOT To Write Short Stories: Seven Errors To Avoid". The normal price is 99 cents, but this little book will also be available from Amazon FREE OF CHARGE on both December 14 and 15, 2013.
. All six books including "7 Solid Roads to Writing Success", "Poetry Pitfalls", "How NOT To Write Short Stories", "Correct Writing Formats for Contests and Publishers" and "How Writers Win Favor with Judges and Editors" are also available free of charge on roughly the same days in the U.K., Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Australia, India, Brazil and Spain, but you will need to do a search for them at local Amazon Kindle stores.
Visit http://johnreid.exactpages.com for a complete list of all JHR's FREE E-BOOKS.
A New, Expanded Edition of John Howard Reid's acclaimed handbook "WRITE WAYS TO WIN WRITING CONTESTS: How to Join the Winners' Circle for Prose and Poetry Awards" is now available from Amazon. To write this book, Reid entered 80 contests in an 18-month period and came away with three First Prizes, one Second Prize, one Third Prize; and 29 various grades of Commended citations. That's better than a one-in-three success rate! With right-up-to-date information, 20 extra pages, including an extra chapter on "Maximizing Poetry Entries", this book is a must-have item. And the really good news is that, despite all the additional information, the publisher has reduced the price of the paperback to only $12.50. Nook and other stores have the e-book on sale for only $3.99. And the Kindle edition sells for only $2.99! Here's the Kindle link: Write Ways to WIN WRITING CONTESTS
Hereis another tip for a winning entry from WRITE WAYS TO WIN WRITING CONTESTS: "A catchy but appropriate title. Remember that first impressions count and your title is the first thing the judge sees. In large contests, the chief judge will select the entries he or she wants to read simply by their titles. If the chief judge likes your work, he or she will go to bat for it with the other judges."
So how do you find a striking and effective title? This book not only lists 3,000 movie titles, but can be used to discover how successful or unsuccessful they are. The more times a word is used in a movie title, the more potent it is in inducing sales! I once write a novel titled "Prophet, Priest and King". The book sold only a few hundred copies. On the other hand, "All Possible Avenues" sold out in two weeks. Ditto four more hardcover printings. Paperback rights were purchased for $25,000. So why? "Hollywood Classics Title Index..." provides the answer. "Prophet" is a negative word. Not a single one of over 3,000 movie titles employs that word. "All", on the other hand, is a very attractive, positive word. Nine movie titles begin with the word, "All", and no less than three of those movies, printed in bold type in the book, were colossal box-office successes!
So check out your title and put yourself on the winning track! The e-book will set you back only 99 cents. You can buy from Kindle (that's the Amazon link above with no price info), Barnes and Noble, Sony, Apple, etc.
A beautiful collection of poetry by John Howard Reid (including a number of prize-winning poems) is now on sale at Amazon.The Kindle e-book with its newly designed cover sells for only $2.99. Please click the first link below: