Wednesday, April 23, 2008


TRI Studio LLC Announces Winners of the
2008 Out of the Box Promotion Idea Contest for Writers
Judged by Carolyn Howard-Johnson

TRI Studio LLC, in cooperation with Authors’ Coaltion, announces the winners of The 2008 Out of the Box Promotion Contest for Writers in an ebook publishing their winning ideas. The top winners include promotional experts Janet Elaine Smith, Allyn Evans, Phil Harris and Billie Williams. Ideas range from a Book-of-the-Week Club that partners the publisher and author with an internet radio program, to an Amazon Tour Group, a Video Tour Group, and an idea that allows readers to watch the progress as an author writes a book. The e-book is available from TRI Studio and Authors’ Coalition as a free download. It is also available for free distribution for interested parties to post on their websites.

Winners of the Honorable Mention awards are presented in random order and include authors Mindy P. Lawrence, Dorothea Buckingham, Nikki Leigh, Margot Finke, Karina Fabian and Jessica Kennedy. The contest was sponsored and created by TRI Studio LLC, producer of The Fiction Flyer, a free ezine for writers of fiction

Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of The Frugal Book Promoter and The Frugal Editor, judged the contest based on the following criteria:1) the originality of the idea, 2) The breadth of applicability, and 3) the ease of use. Says Johnson, “There were some very interesting ideas which made judging extremely difficult.” According to Kathe Gogolewski, author and President of TRI Studio LLC, the contest was created as a way to showcase new and interesting promotion ideas by authors and for authors. “We wanted to create a tool to help writers in their craft,” she adds.

The ebook, The Winners of The 2008 Out of the Box Promotions Contest for Writers ebook is available for download and distribution here: Interested parties may contact Kathe Gogolewski at or Carolyn Howard-Johnson at

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