Originators are those who shape or create concepts, plans, or methodologies. Most people have ingrained self-limiting belief systems which can prevent good decision-making. Transformational thinking is often a reflection of an Originator who creates the new system and clearly communicates the vision.
It's how Tim Ferris introduced that the major challenge of moving to a 4-hour Workweek is the way that people frame their environment. It's how Brené Brown organized her four measurable skill sets for those who Dare to Lead in the face of uncertainty and vulnerability. And it's how Simon Sinek presented his golden circle where the center of leadership and success is to Start With Why rather than relying on the what and the how.
In the social sciences, Originators are more concerned with how people and societies perceive and communicate about reality or the future. Such as when space engineers conceptualized landing on the moon without ever going into space. Or when the United States founding fathers wrote the constitution that has provided a framework for democracy for hundreds of years.
The future is rarely a simple extrapolation from the present and takes thousands of hours of work and experience within a particular subject. It’s what coaches and speakers teach to clients and audiences. It’s how founders constantly innovate. And it’s why people read books.
At Publishizer, we provide a platform for authors to give power to their words. For this contest, we are seeking submissions for transformational ideas that inspire a better future.
Official Contest Rules
- Open for submissions now until 15 August 2021 23:59 EST.
- All submissions must be approved and pre-order campaign launched by 15 August 2021 23:59 EST online on the Publishizer website to qualify.
- The winner of the contest will be the campaign with the most number of pre-orders sold during the contest and will receive a prize of $250. Only the number of preorders and readers registered during the 30 days of the campaign will count towards the contest. It is recommended that you price your book at $25 per copy.
- Editors from independent and traditional publishing houses will judge and express interest in submissions based on originality of ideas, quality of writing, relevance of content, and Publishizer’s book proposal elements: Hook, Video, Synopsis, Author Profile, Sales Arguments, Audience, Similar Titles, Category, # of Pre-orders.
- Publishizer is accepting only original material, that has not been copied from any other work. Submissions must not have been previously published, produced or distributed in any other way. Entrants are entirely responsible for all content submitted.
- There are no purchase requirements or entry fees to enter any of the Publishizer book proposal contests.
- Anyone may participate. Entrants below the age of 18 must have parental consent.
- Only one entry per person is allowed for each contest. Any entrant who enters more than one entry per contest will be disqualified.
- In the event of a tie, the contest judges will select the winner together with the founders of Publishizer based on the same judging criteria. All decisions of judges are final.
- Within three months, the winner will be announced on the Publishizer website and social media accounts. The winner will be notified by email and receive information on publisher interest, deals, and next steps. Publishizer reserves the right to withdraw the winner and pick a replacement winner.
- Publishizer earns a 30% commission fee of all pre-order sales at the end of the preorder campaign. The commission on preorder sales is final and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. Publishizer earns no commission fee from future deal authors make with publishers, nor cuts from future book sales after the crowd-publishing campaign has ended - unless the author signs Publishizer on as an agent, whereby the new contract will come into effect.
- By entering any of the Publishizer book proposal contests, an entrant (or legal guardian, if applicable) agrees to the following:
- to abide by and be subject under Publishizer general terms and conditions and the Publishizer book proposal contest official rules.
- to the release of their name, likeness, and book proposal for use on the Publishizer websites and social media and for other potential publicity purposes.
- to the use of the registration information and consent to receiving correspondence from Publishizer.
- to indemnify and hold Publishizer, their respective promotional partners, affiliated companies, agencies, and employees, harmless from and against any and all injury, losses, damages, costs, and other expenses of any kind resulting from the participation in this contest, or from accepting or using any prize awarded.
- Publishizer reserves the right to disqualify any entrant if it has reasonable grounds to believe the entrant has breached any of the official rules and terms and conditions. Any “spamming”, harassment, suspicious or offensive behavior, and/or inappropriate use of the Publishizer website or email address is strictly forbidden. Any entrant deemed to be engaged in any fraudulent and/or suspicious activity will prompt an immediate disqualification of that party’s submission(s) into all past, present, and future contests.
- Publishizer reserves the right to extend the submission deadline due to any unforeseen circumstances on a per-user basis.
- In the event a book pre-order campaign is in the top 3 of this contest and does not reach 500 pre-order copies, it is up to the discretion of the Publishizer team whether or not to pitch the book to traditional publishers.
- Any “spamming”, harassment, suspicious or offensive behavior, and/or inappropriate use of the Publishizer website or email address is strictly forbidden. Any entrant deemed to be engaged in any fraudulent and/or suspicious activity will prompt an immediate disqualification of that party’s submission(s) into all past, present, and future contests.
- Publishizer reserves the right to change, modify these terms and conditions, cancel, terminate, or suspend these contests, at its sole discretion, in the event of a technical failure, computer virus or bug, lack of contest submissions, unauthorized human intervention, fraud or any other occurrence or cause beyond its control that corrupts or adversely affects the administration, security, fairness or normal operation of the contests.
- Under no circumstances will Publishizer, and their respective directors, employees, judges, or affiliated companies be required to award more than the stated contest terms indicated in these rules or award any additional prize(s) other than in accordance with these rules.