2 Best-Selling Authors, in Collaboration with Microsoft 365, Offer Contest to Authors Who Publish by September 1, 2018

Writers participating in the new self-publishing workshop series hosted by Marilyn Shannon and Diana M. Needham, in collaboration with the Microsoft store in King of Prussia, PA are eligible to win a prize package valued at over $2500.

Marilyn Shannon, best-selling author, speaker, and host of The Breaking Free Show, and Diana M. Needham, publishing and book launch strategist, co-host the Self-Publishing Workshop series. Each workshop is offered both live and via the Skype online streaming meeting platform. This contest rewards those who participate in the workshop series and publish their books by September 1, 2018.  All winners will receive the Standing Ovation Award.

The workshop series is offered live at the Microsoft Store at King of Prussia Mall in King of Prussia, PA.  It is also open to participants around the world via the Skype online streaming platform. The series began February 21, 2018 and ends May 9, 2018.

In this free workshop series, participants are supported in completing their books and becoming published authors. Guest experts offer wisdom, personal stories and sound advice to help authors complete their book projects and publish their work. Experts from Microsoft demonstrate how authors can leverage features within Microsoft 365 to save time and effort in the writing process. Registration for the April workshop is now open. 

The Standing Ovation Award package includes –

• 2 30-minute private consulting calls with the workshop co-hosts
• a guest appearance on the Breaking Free Show, an Internet TV show which has over 4000 live views every week
• a press release announcing the book publication
• an organized online book launch

Authors interested in participating can find all the details here. Contestants must attend at least one of the four self-publishing workshop series and register to win no later than May 10, 2018. All registrants receive additional support and guidance to complete their books via the author Facebook group.

Commenting on this new development, co-host Marilyn Shannon explains, “As Bob Marley said, ‘The greatness of a man is not how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.’ Books change lives for both for the writer and the reader in the most profound ways. We are excited to offer a contest to our workshop participants that will inspire them to new personal heights. This is the first contest of its kind and we are thrilled to see our workshop participants embrace and take on the challenge”.

Writers in all genres are welcome.  Those interested in joining can get more information on the Self Publish Now web site. Winners will be announced the week of September 17th.  

About Marilyn Shannon

Marilyn Shannon is a devout optimist, an author, communications coach, journalist, radio and online TV host and a speaker. In 2010, she founded Women’s Power Networking, a women’s networking organization dedicated to enabling professional women to achieve their highest potential by building alliances, sharing knowledge, and providing support.

Shannon believes by taking a little time to listen, share, and understand, we will live in peace. Her best-selling book, “In Just One Afternoon – Listening into the Hearts of Men” is the first in an ongoing series of intimate interviews. Her second book, devoted to the lives and relationships of twins, will soon be released.

Shannon holds a degree in Communications and Public Speaking from Syracuse University. To learn more, visit her website at:  www.marilynshannon.com or contact her by phone at:  (919) 362-7133.

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