You've heard of the Oscars, the Emmys, the Pulitzers and the Webbys. Now we're sponsoring the 2000 Inscriptions Engraver Awards.
All of the ballots have been received, and the winners were announced online on Feb. 19.
Jamie Engle is an e-publishing industry analyst and freelance writer who is passionate about reading in all forms. Engle contributed chapters to two e-publishing books: "How to Publish and Promote Online" by M.J. Rose and Angela Adair-Hoy, and "Electronic Publishing The Definitive Guide, 2000 Edition," by Karen Wiesner. She also contributed a short story to the "At Grandma's Knee" anthology benefitting St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital (published by Gemini Books). Engle runs both eBook Connections and ePublishing Connections.
Karen Wiesner is the best-selling author of contemporary, mainstream and paranormal romance fiction, nonfiction children's stories, as well as many articles on the craft of writing. Her novels, which have been nominated for Romantic Times' E-Book of the Year, an EPPIE and the Frankfurt Award, are published by Hard Shell Word Factory and DiskUs Publishing. "Electronic Publishing The Definitive Guide, 2000 Edition," also an EPPIE finalist, is available from Avid Press LLC. Karen wrote the Electronic Publishing Q&A column for the now defunct Website, Inkspot.
Stephen King made his first short story sale to a mass market men's magazine shortly after his college graduation. In the spring of 1973, Doubleday & Co. accepted the novel "Carrie" for publication, a sale that gave him the means to leave teaching and write full-time. Over the past three decades, King has churned out dozens of best-selling novels, short story collections and screenplays. In 2000, his self-published e-novella, "The Plant," generated more than $721,000 and brought electronic publishing to the masses. He also released, "On Writing," a nonfiction book on the craft of writing.
Charlee Boyett-Compo is the author of 21 books, the first nine of which are the WindLegend Saga, which were released by Dark Star Publications in 2000. She is a member of the Authors' Guild, National Writers' Union, the Writer's Club Romance Group, Romance Writers of America, Romance Foretold, The HTML Writer's Guide, the Electronically Published Internet Connection, Women for Literature, Ardeon, E-Authors, the Phenominal Women of the Web, and the first author to be published by Twilight Times Books.
Angela Adair-Hoy is one of the most prolific and profitable self-published authors on the Internet. Adair-Hoy was a television reporter in Woodlands, Texas, prior to joining the publishing industry as president of Deep South Syndicate. She and her husband own e-book publishing company, Booklocker, and she also publishes WritersWeekly and The Write Markets Report.
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Inkspot is an award-winning community and resource for writers of all ages and levels of experience, packed with useful tips, resources, and networking opportunities to help writers improve their craft and market their writing. Inkspot began in 1995 as a single page list of online resources for writers. Its free electronic newsletter, Inklings, is sent out to nearly 50,000 writers every two weeks. In 2000, Inkspot was acquired by Xlibris, a provider of publishing and community services for writers as well as a strategic partner of Random House. Because of severe budget cuts, Xlibris can no longer afford to fund Inkspot. The site will remain online until March 14th, but it will not be updated or maintained.
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