Congratulations to everyone who participated in NaNoWriMo 2013! We’re so proud of each of you! Whether you finished all 50,000 words or only got a couple of chapters down, we’re happy that you made time for writing this month.
Book Country sponsored NaNoWriMo because our missions align — we both work to support writers. If you’ve joined us recently, welcome to Book Country! We’re looking forward to reading your manuscript and helping you on your journey as a writer. Check out our tips on how to use Book Country.
As you start to revise and publish your NaNoWriMo novels in the upcoming months, please tell us! We want to showcase NaNoWrimo books and feature them on Book Country. Email us once you’ve uploaded it and tell us the title.
As most of you know, our very own Community & Engagement Manager, Lucy Silag, participated in NaNoWriMo. She’s been writing about her experience on the Penguin USA blog. I’ve really loved hearing about how she balanced a full day job with huge writing goals.
I also found the conversations on the discussion boards inspiring, especially the daily check-ins. Stay tuned! We’re creating an “I Wrote A Novel, Now What?” forum to keep the conversation going, as well as lots of tips from publishing experts on what to do as your manuscript takes shape from a very fast first draft to a polished novel ready for publication.
As you think about publication, I encourage you to consider Book Country if you’re self-publishing. In addition to the support of this community, we also have some special offers just for NaNoWriMo participants.
And here’s one for the winners only:
To celebrate your achievement, we want to help spread the word on your book. BookStubs are like gift cards for your eBook – give them out to reviewers, bloggers, and fans to get your eBook into the physical world. Order BookStubs a la carte or through Book Country publishing packages and we’ll double your order through December 31, 2013. (And, yes, of course you can redeem this offer alongside your 30% discount on the Landmark package for being a NaNoWriMo participant. Great job!)
If you’ve met a writer who just finished NaNoWriMo and who isn’t a Book Country member yet, invite them to join us. We’d love to share our writing and publishing community with them. And give them a hug. Or a drink. Or both. They deserve it. Congratulations to all of the Wrimos! The whole Book Country team is really proud of you.