Press Release

BOOK FESTIVAL: Beach Book Festival Adds Prizes


NEW YORK _ (May 5, 2009) _ The 2009 Beach Book Festival has added new prizes to its contest honoring the hottest reads of the summer season.

The top festival book of the upcoming season will win $1500; a flight to New York and hotel stay for our awards ceremony; and a two-week public relations campaign touting your beach-read victory. The Beach Book Festival will consider self-published or independent publisher non-fiction, fiction, biography/autobiography, children’s books, teenage, how-to, science fiction, romance, comics, poetry, spiritual, compilations/anthologies, history, business and health-oriented books published on or after Jan. 1, 2000.

Submitted works will be judged for general excellence, i.e., the potential of the work to be an engaging beach read this summer season. More information on the festival and entry forms are at

The 2009 Beach Book Festival is part of the JM Northern Media family of festivals, which includes the New York Book Festival, Hollywood Book Festival, London Book Festival and DIY Convention. The 2009 Beach Book Festival is sponsored by the Larimar St. Croix Writer’s Retreat; Westside Websites com; Shopanista; eDivvy and The DIY

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