Gather.com, Others Pushing Online Contest Trend

October 2007
Book Publishing Report;Oct2007, Vol. 32 Issue 10, p9
Trade Publication
The article reports that social networking site Gather.COM, publisher Borders Group Inc. and Courtroom Television Network have partnered to join in the online contest trend. They have launched a contest tied-in to Court TV's series "Murder by the Book" to find a new mystery/crime novelist. The manuscripts can be evaluated and voted on by Gather.COM members. The winner of the contest, who will receive $5,000 in advanced royalties and a contract with Borders, will be named in February 2008.


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