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183 Comments from Authors/Publishers

'As a first-time self-published author, I was searching for ways to promote my YA novel, Karina, and found that many paid contests were not much more than a money-grab. So I was thrilled to come across The Wishing Shelf Awards, which provided me with a chance to have my book read by a cross-section of the reading public. I not only received detailed feedback on my writing--something desired by any writer serious about improving her craft--but also demographic information about those readers, which proved invaluable in my market-researching efforts. I would recommend this contest without reservation to any writer looking to increase her exposure.'

E B Mann, author of Karina

'We can’t imagine a better way to get feedback on our YA novel than to have it read and critiqued by young adults--only The Wishing Shelf Book Awards offered such a great opportunity. The detailed reviews and statistics were enormously helpful, not to mention gratifying. We got constructive criticism and readers’ comments which will be very helpful in future marketing efforts. We’d do it again in a heartbeat. Thank you, Wishing Shelf!'

Tom Wilinsky & Jen Sternick, authors of Snowsisters

'The best part of The Wishing Shelf Awards is hearing directly from my intended audience. Their insight is invaluable.'

Melissa Haag, author of Fury Frayed

'Thank you SO much for the opportunity to be a part of your wonderful competition! I wish there were more people out there providing budding writers with an honest appraisal of their work and a chance to be recognized.'

E B Mann, author of Karina

'Participating in The Wishing Shelf Awards was an incredible experience! Getting the stars, stats, catchy quote, and readers' comments were definitely worthwhile. My book, Going Green, is a YA Sci-Fi Dystopian, and I received well thought out, positive comments from several teens, both male and female, from 14 to 17 years old, that I'm excited to post. No doubt about it, I'll continue to enter each of my novels when they are released. Thanks again, Wishing Shelf!'

Heather S. Ransom, author of Going Green

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