Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award update

Edited to add: Oh, yeah, also: Andy Taylor reposted my analysis of Duran Duran's iconic "Rio" video at his official site. How awesome is Andy? If he keeps this up, he's going to edge out the magical pixie as my favorite Duran.

Good news: My new book, Bias Cut, has advanced to the quarter-finals (top 5% of total entries) of the 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA). If anyone has any interest in reading the first 5,000 words or so, Amazon customers may download a free excerpt here.

Download away, if you wish. Write a review, if you wish. Check out the other entries while you're there -- there are some mighty talented writers in the mix.


Cheryl Kraynak said…
Pardon my tardiness in saying how great I think your pitch is, and to ask: What is the timeline for when they'll announce the awards?
Morgan Richter said…
Hi, Cheryl! Glad you liked the pitch (the book would probably appeal to you, actually -- it's very Duran Duranish in parts). The semifinalists, who are chosen by Publishers Weekly, will be announced on April 24th. I'm not expecting to make the cut -- it's going from the top 5% all the way down to the top 1% -- but you never know. Then after that, editors from Penguin will pick the top three books, and Amazon users will pick their favorite. Winner gets a publishing contract with Penguin, which would be awesome.

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