22 July 2011

Oaktree Books Timeless Love Romance Novel Contest

Post date: 22 July 2011
Deadline: 31 July 2011

Submit your complete, most captivating romance manuscript for a grand prize that includes publication in our Timeless Love line.

Grand Prize Winner: Publication (paper and eBook editions) in our Timeless Love line

Second Place Winner: Publication in our eBook catalog

Third Place Winner: Receives a set of books selected from the Oak Tree Press line

The Rules

* Novels of all romance genres, from sweet to supernatural are eligible
* Entries will be judged by a select panel of editors and professional romance writers
* Novels must be typed in a clean, no-frills, easy-to-read font, and double spaced
* Manuscript cover page must list author email address and estimated word count
* Contest is open to authors who have not been published in the past 3 years
* Should no entry meet editorial approval, OTP reserves the right to not declare a winner
* Email submissions to: TL-ContestAdmin@oaktreebooks.com
* Entry Fee $25 per novel. Mail your check or use PayPal link here
* Deadline for all submissions and fees is July 31

Distribution & Promotion

* Timeless Love books are produced professionally, and feature stunning covers and elegant interiors.
* Our eBook files are professionally prepared.
* Our books meet all industry criteria to be sold through all the chain and fine independent booksellers.
* Oak Tree Press is a vendor with Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, and others.
* Oak Tree aggressively lists its titles in all appropriate promotional venues, both in print sources and the Internet.
* We support our authors and sell their books from the company website, OakTreeBooks,com.
* Our company blog, OTPBLOG.blogspot.com, offers information and networking opportunities to our authors.
* Oak Tree works with the author to build and execute a book promotion campaign
* We attend and support our authors attendance at writers’conferences and book festivals.
* Galleys, sample books, news releases and media kits are distributed to reviewers, retailers and other potential publicity opportunities.

Contract Highlights

Oak Tree Press will contract with the winning author to publish the novel in trade paperback and E-book formats, with a professionally designed four- color cover.

The author will grant Oak Tree the right to English language publication for distribution in the United States and its dependencies, to Great Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

The author will agree to not publish any abridged or other edition of the Work, including electronic media publishing, tending to interfere with the sale of the Work.

Publisher will prevail in any dispute over editing, illustrations, interior design or cover design.

Publisher will establish retail price and wholesale discounts. Author will have the option to purchase copies at Publisher’s wholesale price.

Publisher registers copyright in Author’s name.

Oak Tree Publishing will pay the author a royalty of 20% on sales. . A modest advance may be offered.. Royalties paid quarterly.

At cessation of publication, Author will have the opportunity to purchase unsold inventory.

(The above are excerpts from the publishing contract. It is not, nor is it intended to be, the complete publishing agreement.)

Also note that Oak Tree Press is now an Associate Member of RWA National, and we do abide by their Code of Ethics.

Contact Information:

For inquiries: TL-ContestAdmin@oaktreebooks.com

For submissions: TL-ContestAdmin@oaktreebooks.com

Website: http://oaktreebooks.com
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