Deadly Women (with Matt Fullerty)


Monday, March 15, 2010

Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award - made it to Second Round!

I'm pleased to discover my novel The Pride and the Sorrow (The Knight of New Orleans) has made it through to the Second Round of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, 2010.

This surprised me greatly given the number of entrants (5000 in the General Fiction category).

For more details, the Award eventually results in 6 round-trip all expenses flights to Seattle, and a Grand Prize - you guessed it - a book deal.

The book deal is with Penguin, is worth $15,000 as an advance (against future royalties), and naturally would receive the Amazon promotional treatment - basically, like winning three prizes in one!

May B & N get in the same game!

To click out my entry - my novel set in New Orleans - please click here.

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  1. Congrats! And good luck to you on the next round.

  2. Congratulations Matt! I was a semi-finalist last year and it was a BLAST. Good luck going forward. I'll keep an eye out for your excerpt.

  3. Thanks Karen, and Karen! I appreciate your comments. We'll see what happens at the end of March :-)

  4. Congratulations! What a wonderful award that is! I agree, let's hope B&N does follow suite. Best of luck in the next round.

  5. Congrats. And good luck in the next round.

    We have passed along a blogging award to you. Please see this post on our blog:

    January Asia & Steven Hui

  6. Matt, I was very happy to be added on Twitter. It is a great pleasure to meet new friends in this world so close through a keyboard.

    Congratulations! Cheers!

  7. Congratulations!!! I am hoping ot make it in the publishing world, and I hope you get the B & N deal!!!